Jake Gyllenhaal plans to be the next big movie action hero, as he enjoys doing his own stunts.
Jake Gyllenhaal wants to be Hollywood's next action hero.
The 'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' star, who has played action roles in 'Jarhead' and 'The Day After Tomorrow', admits he wants to become known for his physical performances.
He said: "I've always wanted to do this - it's like a childhood dream. I love being physical, I'm very athletic and I like pushing myself. And I also like combat. Any opportunity to fight!"
The 29-year-old actor also suggests he is not scared of doing his own stunts, and in the new 'Prince of Persia' movie he hurt himself regularly.
He told Total Film magazine: "Even if I didn't pull it off and they had to use stuntmen, I would always try it first.
"I pulled some shoulders and I strained some backs and I screwed up my ankles a few times but nothing to worry about.
"On one take, I actually punched a guy in the face by mistake. I spend the rest of the takes trying not to punch him in the face, which is a strange irony really."
'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' sees Jake take on the main role of Prince Dastan, alongside Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.
The film is released worldwide during May.