Jake Gyllenhaal’s Body Evolution (From Hot to Hotter to OMFG)

There have been ups and downs, but overall, it's been a phenomenal journey for the "Southpaw" star.

Jake Gyllenhaal has always been bae, even when he wasn’t the rock-hard bae he is today. We’ve seen him go through quite the body transformations over the years, and we’ve been with him every step of the way. Will he ever be as jacked as he is in the new movie Southpaw again? Maybe not. But at least the moment is frozen in time for us to reflect on forever.

  • 1 Here he is in 2000, circa Donnie Darko, with limbs drowning in his suit.
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    We think he’s in there somewhere.

  • 2 At least in 2002, he started showing us a little skin.
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    Jake at 21 was so Pete Wentz.

  • 3 Later that year, we finally saw some vein-age in those arms
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    That’s what I’m talking about.

  • 4 Oh, wait. JK. It’s 2003, and he’s drowning in his suit again.
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    Dammit.

  • 5 Alright, JG, it’s 2004 and now we’re getting somewhere.
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    Thank gawd.

  • 6 Then Jarhead rolled around in 2005 and he looked like this.
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    Muscles passed the point of no return.

  • 7 Here he is in 2006, keeping up his bae bod with some casual bball.
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    The struggle for swollness never sleeps.

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  • 8 Thank God for this 2007 SNL skit, where his beautiful biceps were put on display.
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    It’d been a while, and we were getting worried.

  • 9 OK, in 2009, he was borderline dadbod.
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    Everyone lets themselves go at least once. Maybe just a little.

  • 10 In 2010, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was released.
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    And the behind-the-scenes pics of JG getting buff were better than the actual movie.

  • 11 Later that year, Love and Other Drugs came out and that toned bod made ovaries explode.
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    No ejaculation needed.

  • 12 Here he is in 2012, still looking fit as hell.
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    That’s our bae.

  • 13 And for Southpaw this year, a single flick from JG would probably kill us.
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    Through the screen.

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