Looks like Jake Gyllenhaal has been passing on the carbs lately. During the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards held in Beverly Hills, California on Monday, Oct. 21 the 32-year-old heartthrob displayed a much thinner physique as he floated throughout the Beverly Hilton Hotel. But why has Gyllenhaal gone from buff to bony?

Well, the doe-eyed entertainer explained his skinnier look to Us Weekly. According to reports, Gyllenhaal dropped the pounds for an upcoming role in his newest thriller, Nightcrawler. And if the actor was looking to correlate his weight with the eeriness of the flick, he definitely succeeded. As Gyllenhaal posed for photos during the events, his freshly shaven face proved just how dedicated he was to the movie as the actor's once fuller cheeks creepily sank in.

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"I just love this movie," he said regarding his motivation to shed the pounds for Nightcrawler. "That’s how I did it. There really was no technique."

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In the flick, Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a struggling, freelance crime reporter named Lou who stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. "It takes place in a land where I think there is a desert in a lot of ways — great opulence and, at the same time, great vastness and emptiness,” Gyllenhaal explained, adding why he wanted his character to look as thin as possible. “I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry," he continued. Gyllenhaal then confessed that he even put himself in a “mode where I was always a bit hungry." Someone get this boy a sandwich!

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What do you think of Gyllenhaal’s skeletal look? Do you prefer the actor with some meat on his bones or are you digging his stomach-grumbling physique? Let us know in the comments section below!