Jake Gyllenhaal 'not afraid' of tough roles

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When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
September 20th, 2013

Jake Gyllenhaal has grown as an actor as he's gotten older.

The 'Prisoners' actor has enjoyed critical acclaim in a slew of recent roles including his new movie co-starring Hugh Jackman, as well as 'End of Watch' and 'Source Code', and he feels he is better at choosing projects now he's matured.

He explained to MTV News: ''I've had this privilege of being able to act since I was very young. I had this long career. I'm at the age where I think most of my contemporaries are beginning their career. I think of it in the same way. I think of it as a beginning too, understanding who you are as a man, understanding who you are as an artist or whatever you do in your life.

''At a certain time in your life you start to say, 'Yeah, that moves me. I'm into that.' You trust your instinct. I think all of those instincts become honed. There are a lot of things I'm not afraid of anymore. There are a lot of things that I continue to be [afraid of] and I'm trying to look at.''

The actor has previously earned critical acclaim for his roles in Oscar-winning movie 'Brokeback Mountain' and war drama 'Jarhead'.