2010’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was maybe the best thing that ever happened to actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Like other handsome leading men actors, pressured to try out and audition for all the money tentpole roles, Gyllenhaal, who went through that whole rigmarole when he was younger finally took a part in a big would-be four quadrant blockbuster. It flopped miserably. And the experience seemed cement things for the actor—who had already been building a credible CV with filmmakers like Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, David Fincher and Jim Sheridan—and make him realize that the art of genuine acting, no matter the size of the picture, would make him happiest (theater experiences helped too). Since then he’s flourished. The actor shined brightly in pictures like "End of Watch," "Prisoners" and "Enemy" and it appeared as if he was undergoing an acting rebirth.