Celebrity Portrait


Packing a Punch

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Photography by Brigitte Lacombe

All muscle, tattoos and attitude,
Jake Gyllenhaal is virtually unrecognizable in Southpaw. That’s the way he wanted it, because Gyllenhaal loves to disappear into a role. Oscar buzz already surrounds his knockout performance as Billy Hope, the undefeated lightweight boxing champion of the world, who faces hard times in the film. After the tragic death of his wife, the boxer battles to retain custody of his young daughter and gets one more shot at hanging on to his title in a comeback fight to the finish at Caesars Palace.

 

To read our Q&A with Jake Gyllenhaal, visit: http://blog.caesars.com/las-vegas/vegas-player-magazine/