'End of Watch' Star Jake Gyllenhaal (And Beard) Cover New Issue of Details Magazine


Actor Jake Gyllenhaal dons a full beard in the coveted September issue cover of Details. The 31-year-old A-lister, who stars in End of Watch, graces the cover and opens up about the extreme prep required for the film and his interesting outlook on life.

In the cop crime drama, two young officers -- Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña -- are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel.

Gyllenhaal says there was extreme prep required for the film, telling the magazine: “Five months for a 22-day shoot. Three nights a week in ride-alongs with cops. Fight training every morning at Kenpo Karate Dojo, and I got the sh*t kicked out of me."

What else happened prior to filming?

He continued: "Then the shooting range, shooting past each other's heads, with live ammo. There’s a simulated fire in the movie, but Dave (the Director) wanted us to feel what that’s like, so he had us do a controlled burn… a Saturday where me and Michael Pena drive down to Orange County, dressed like firemen head-to-toe, and suddenly we’re there just sitting in the middle of a burning building.”

Looking back on his career thus far, Gyllenhaal also opened up about his outlook on life.

“Every journey starts with fear. And I could say that’s what I want to embrace now. A real experience. And I want, overall, to trust what I know is right. There have been many times when I haven’t. It’s what I’m asking myself: Where is the line? What is the line? There’s so much context, it can be almost impossible to find," he said.

End of Watch hits theaters on Sept. 22. Watch a clip below and click through the gallery to see more sexy celebs with beards.

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