If you’ve been cruising Craigslist and happened to come across a poor soul who looks like a gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal pretty much begging for work, don’t get your hopes up. That actually is Jake Gyllenhaal making fun of the less fortunate. The post is a viral ad for the actor’s next film, Nightcrawler, and reads, “My name is Louis Bloom. I’m looking for full-time employment. No job too big or too small. I have my own car and phone. Persistent, punctual, polite and hardworking. Will work nights.”
The actor dropped a good amount of weight to play an unemployed man whose quest to eat food that contains calories leads him into Los Angeles’s world of freelance crime journalism. You’d think that Peter Sarsgaard, flush with Flightplan royalties, would throw him a bone.