Jake Gyllehaal Sports the Bushiest of Beards While Filming ‘Everest’ in Rome

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, sporting the a heavy scraggly beard, was spotted yesterday (February 26, 2014) filming scenes for Everest on a snowy and rocky set in Rome.

Jake could be seen chatting with director Baltasar Kormakur in between takes before putting on a heavy snow jacket and goggles.

Gyllenhaal plays real life mountaineer Scott Fischer, who became ill during a severe storm on the tallest peak in the world and was unable to descend. Rome, Italy.

The film also stars Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes, and is set to hit theaters on February 27, 2015.

Launch the gallery above to check out more pics of Jake and his beard on set.