Academy Award Barry Levinson is a great director in casting. “Rain Man” filmmaker choose A-list stars Oscar Isaac to play Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal to portrait Paramount studio boss Robert Evans in an exciting movie about the difficult making of the 70s mafia classic “The Godfather”. Scroll down as we reveal the secrets behind the story of the Hollywood legendary masterpiece!
Jake Gyllenhaal is known for his diverse acting portfolio. His impressive performances include an interesting mix of psychological thrillers, romantic dramas, cult movies, and big-budget action blockbuster franchises.
From his recent role as Mysterio in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his memorable debut in “Donnie Darko,” Gyllenhaal has an amazing repertoire of unique and colorful characters.
Gyllenhaal is an old school actor who likes to immerse himself in his roles. The star pushes himself to prepare for his characters. He lost weight, bulked up and learned new skills to bring his roles to life. He is at his best when plays tormented, obsessed and over the edge real people.
We believe that the reason that Jake is the best choice for a challenging role like the legendary studio executive Robert Evans is because his life was even more melodramatic than his jaw-dropping movies!
Evans life was a larger than life character, a successful businessman but on a roller coaster ride in his turbulent private life. He got married seven times and was at the center of a love triangle that got big headlines in the 70s when actress Ali MacGraw left him for Steve McQueen, her co-star in “The Getaway.”
A few years later Evans was arrested for cocaine possession and was involved in an even bigger scandal: the murder of impresario Roy Radin during the production of “Cotton Club.”
Do you think that Ben Affleck is going to cast Gyllenhaal as Evans in his forthcoming movie about the making of “Chinatown”?