Jake Gyllenhaal shocked on the red carpet on Monday night, as he showed off a dramatic new look.

The actor revealed his new slimmed down self and his grown out hair at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, looking barely recognisable.

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Jake Gyllenhaal last month (left) and pictured on Monday

The weight looks to be dropping off Jake, who was looking much more like his usual self just a month ago.

The 32-year-old's shocking transformation is for a new role in upcoming thriller 'Nightcrawler', in which he plays a crime journalist reporting on the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles.

But he isn't the first actor who's lost a dramatic amount of weight for a role - just check out these lot...

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  • Matthew McConaughey

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013) <strong>Role:</strong> Ron Woodruff, a Texas rodeo cowboy who is diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live <strong>Weight loss:</strong> More than 40 pounds, eliminated by <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/365424/skinny-matthew-mcconaughey-dishes-on-his-shocking-weight-loss" target="_blank">cardio and diet</a>

  • Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "All Things Fall Apart" (2011) <strong>Role:</strong> Deon, a celebrated football player battling cancer <strong>Weight loss:</strong> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/28/50-cents-weight-loss-deta_n_593953.html" target="_blank">More than 50 pounds</a>

  • Christian Bale

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "The Fighter" (2011) <strong>Role:</strong> Professional boxer Dicky Eklund, who suffered from a crack addiction <strong>Weight loss:</strong> "I never got on a scale. I didn't want it to be about the numbers; I wanted it to be about the look," Bale <a href="http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/christian-bale-exposes-dramatic-weight-loss-details-for-the-fighter/1314801535001?utm_source=accesshollywood.com&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">told "Access Hollywood."</a>

  • Christian Bale

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "The Machinist" (2004) <strong>Role:</strong> A machinist with intense insomnia <strong>Weight loss:</strong> 63 pounds. "I had what could be called a kind of stupid feeling of invincibility, like, 'Oh I can do it. I can manage it,'" <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/christian-bales-weight-loss-machinist-this-66659.html" target="_blank">Bale said</a>.

  • Colin Farrell

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Triage" (2011) <strong>Role:</strong> A photojournalist with PTSD <strong>Weight loss:</strong> 44 pounds, thanks to a diet of only tuna, coffee and diet soda

  • Matt Damon

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Courage Under Fire" (1996) <strong>Role:</strong> An Army medic who goes AWOL <strong>Weight loss:</strong> 40 pounds, which was reportedly shed via daily running and a diet of chicken breast, egg whites and one plain baked potato per day along with large amounts of coffee and cigarettes

  • Matthew Fox

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Alex Cross" (2012) <strong>Role:</strong> Picasso, a professional assassin who participates in an underground ultimate-fighting ring <strong>Weight loss:</strong> "It was circuit training until I wanted to puke," <a href="http://www.mensfitness.com/leisure/entertainment/matthew-fox-uncensored-the-alex-cross-star-talks-about-career-and-controversy" target="_blank">Fox said</a> of the 40 pounds he shed to play the chronically fit serial killer.

  • Michael Fassbender

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Hunger" (2008) <strong>Role:</strong> Bobby Sands, who led a Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger strike in 1981 <strong>Weight loss:</strong> 42 pounds after adopting <a href="http://www.contactmusic.com/news/michael-fassbender-recalls-weight-loss-horror_1223716" target="_blank">a diet of 600 calories a day</a>, heavy on nuts and berries

  • Seth Rogen

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "The Green Hornet" (2011) <strong>Role:</strong> Britt Reid/The Green Hornet <strong>Weight loss:</strong> 40 pounds with the help of a personal trainer

  • Tom Hanks

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Philadelphia" (1993) <strong>Role:</strong> Andrew Beckett, a lawyer dying of AIDS <strong>Weight loss:</strong> Nearly 30 pounds

  • Tom Hanks

    <strong>Movie:</strong> "Cast Away" (2000) <strong>Role:</strong> Chuck Noland, a systems analyst whose airplane crashes and strands him alone in the Pacific Ocean <strong>Weight loss:</strong> Hanks gained 50 pounds to portray the pudgy Chuck and then <a href="http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20272551,00.html" target="_blank">had to shed the weight</a> to depict his growing state of emaciation while stranded.


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  • At her thinnest Natalie wanted the whole world to know she'd lost weight. An inevitable work out DVD followed.

  • Former 'Loose Women' star Denise Welch lost over two stone after becoming the face of LigherLife and taking up a new fitness regime in 2013.

  • The Steps singer managed to shed the weight she gained after the band split, but then she fell pregnant and battled to lose it since.

  • Gastric-band-gate swept the nation when it was revealed Fern hadn't exactly told the truth about her weight loss.

  • Dawn French was always been known for being a bit on the larger side, and that's why we loved her. Well, there's less of her to love now as since her split with Lenny she's shed a fair few pounds.

  • That picture on the left actually scares us. It's like she wants us to motorboat in that cleavage. Bleugh.

  • Bristolian comic Justin Lee Collins has gone from rock-sized to rock star after dieting.

  • Former Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke lost several stone after being told she was morbidly obese.

  • It was revealed that Geri's dramatic weight loss was due to an eating disorder. Luckily she's settled back to a healthy weight now.

  • He's the man of the moment on The X Factor, but after the original Take That split Barlow ballooned.

  • James Corden's role in <em>One Man Two Guv'nors</em> helped him to shift over five stone.

  • TOWIE's Gemma shed four stone on a bid to win Mick Norcross. She gave up the bags of crisps but didn't manage to bag the bloke. Good job she's got Arg now then.

  • Pete's frame isn't the only thing shocking here. WTF is with that hair? Anyway, Pete shed the pounds when he split with Jordan. We didn't hear anything about that?

  • Eh up, don our Kerreh look slim. Must 'av been on t'Weight Watchers.

  • Jack Osbourne has struggled a lot with his size and is still yo-yoing with his weight now.

  • Gerard Butler has never exactly been a porker, but he's swapped his stocky frame for a much leaner one.

  • Jessie Wallace looked unrecognisable after slimming down, but since returning to Easties, Jessie has regained Kat's curvier figure.

  • <em>Superbad</em> actor Jonah Hill made jaws drop across the world when he unveiled his new look at an awards bash. He's hoping to lose more too.

  • The once teeny weeny, leather-chaps wearing Christina Aguilera got tongues a-wagging when she ditched her slight frame.

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