Jake Gyllenhaal to Discuss Career at Rome Film Fest

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The actor will speak in front of a live audience as part of the fest's "Close Encounters" series.

Jake Gyllenhaal will return to the Rome Film Fest a decade after attending its second edition for the film Rendition.

This time around, the actor will participate in the Rome event's popular "Close Encounters" series, which features famous personalities in conversation with festival director Antonio Monda. 

Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, will discuss his career, which has included very different roles in such films as Donnie DarkoZodiacPrisoners and Nocturnal Animals

Rome Film Fest will also screen Gyllenhaal's new film, Stronger, the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Both Gyllenhaal and Bauman will promote the film in Rome. 

"I am extremely happy to present in Rome Stronger, a hymn to life and a splendid film," said Monda. "And I am enthusiastic to have the opportunity to conduct a 'Close Encounter' with Jake Gyllenhaal, who in Stronger presents us with one of his greatest and most touching interpretations." 

The Rome Film Fest takes place Oct. 26-Nov. 5.