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Jake Gyllenhaal has beef with KFC!

Published 11/09/2015

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal complained to KFC when they discontinued his favourite snack.

The hunky actor's latest movie is Demolition, in which he stars as a grieving widower whose penning a message of criticism to a vending machine company spirals out of control.

Asked if he's ever formally filed a grievance himself, Jake, 34, revealed the fast food chain was the target.

"I don’t know if you remember: Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things, [Chicken Littles]... like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets," he explained to reporters at the movie's Toronto International Film Festival premiere.

"Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky telling them [to bring them back]."

Jake is known for his versatile onscreen roles and has won cinemagoers over since his big break in 2001 drama Donnie Darko.

Talent runs in the family, with his dad Stephen a director, his mother Naomi a screenwriter and his sister Maggie a successful actress.

Jake's discipline and dedication to projects is all thanks to his father's constant encouragement when the star was growing up in Los Angeles.

“He would wake me up and we would go on runs together before school. That was something that we always shared, being physically active outside. My dad would say: ‘You’ll feel a lot better after you do this,’" he told British newspaper The Telegraph. "I remember I didn’t want to play football with AYSO [American Youth Soccer Organisation] and he said, ‘We’re going to do this.’ I finally went, and football became my obsession."

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