Jake Gyllenhaal injured by taser

Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal was tased while doing research for his latest movie. The 31-year-old actor stars in thriller End of Watch, which tells the story of two Los Angeles police officers who attempt to take down a drug cartel and Jake revealed he got caught on the wrong end of a taser weapon and was hit with "thousands of volts of electricity" while preparing for the role. He told Us Weekly: "It was not pleasant. Thousands of volts of electricity through your body in a very short period of time was not fun. But ultimately, I can talk about it!" Jake also revealed going on patrol with real-life police officers, during which they attended a murder scene, also made him question his choice of profession. He said: "I had no idea what to expect. The guys I was with . . . are so seasoned and so professional. We went to a call where someone had been shot -- it was a murder. This was a moment where I think you see the absurdity of your own job in light of the situation that you're seeing. I thought to myself, 'What am I doing here, why am I here?' Then I understood we're trying to make a movie that's authentic. It was no joke to any of us, and that made it no joke to me."

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  1. John • September 20, 2012 @ 9:42 AM

    I commend him for going out of his way to give his role a sense of authenticity. However, I do not commend him for being an idiot around tasers. Those things are deadly!

  2. C-Dub • September 20, 2012 @ 7:54 PM

    Seeing a dead body is serious biz, but be on the front lines of street gun fire, or taking down a meth addict with a knife.. Police do it as routine. We owe them lots. No matter what people say which is negative about the force, I know plenty that do their best to protect and keep the peace 24/7. They are ALWAYS on duty.
    I’m curious about how authentic this movie looks.

  3. Snepts • September 21, 2012 @ 12:52 AM

    I’m sure Shia LeBeouf would insist on being tasered if the part called for it.

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