• ‘Stronger' Star Jake Gyllenhaal on Finding Power in Vulnerability

    10 days ago - By The Wrap

    This story first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine.
    An LAPD officer. A troubled boxer. An ambulance-chasing tabloid journalist. An American mountaineer who climbed Everest. These are some of the roles Jake Gyllenhaal has played during his remarkable run in recent years - but none of them compare to the role he played in David Gordon Green's “Stronger,” the actor said.
    “I've never played a role like this before,” Gyllenhaal told TheWrap of his portrayal of Jeff Bauman, a deli worker who had both of his legs amputated after he was injured in the...
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  • Michael Stuhlbarg on His 3 Oscar Contenders This Year: ‘You Do What You Can'

    10 days ago - By The Wrap

    A version of this story about Michael Stuhlbarg first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine.
    Michael Stuhlbarg is having one of Those Years. You know, a year in which it suddenly seems as if an actor is in every movie, so a trip to the multiplex can become an impromptu Stuhlbarg Film Festival.
    The veteran character actor could well end up in three of this year's Best Picture nominees: Steven Spielberg's “The Post,” in which he has a small role as New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal; Guillermo del Toro's “The Shape of Water,” where he plays the...
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