Jake Gyllenhaal


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        Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry ... See full bio »

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        Roles That Jake Gyllenhaal Almost Played

        Jake Gyllenhaal has famously donned a cowboy hat, combat gear, and even a bubble, but he's also missed out on a number of roles, including multiple superhero movies and a 90's classic.

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        Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

        Known For

        Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
        (2014)
        Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
        (2005)
        Prisoners Detective Loki
        (2013)
        Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
        (2001)

        Filmography

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          Lake Success (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
        Barry Cohen
         2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home
        Quentin Beck / Mysterio
         2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
        Morf Vandewalt
         2018 The Day After Tomorrow: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
        Sam Hall
         2018 Les frères Sisters
        John Morris
         2018 Wildlife
        Jerry Brinson
         2017 Great Performers: Horror Show (Video short)
        The Damned
         2017/I Stronger
        Jeff Bauman
         2017 Okja
        Johnny Wilcox
         2017/I Life
        David Jordan
         2016 Nocturnal Animals
        Tony Hastings / Edward Sheffield
         2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
        Jake Gyllenhaal
        - Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
         2015 Demolition
        Davis
         2015 Everest
        Scott Fischer
         2015 Southpaw
        Billy Hope
         2015 Accidental Love
        Howard Birdwell
         2014 Nightcrawler
        Louis Bloom
         2014 Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II - On the Run (Video short)
        Jake
         2013 Enemy
        Adam + Anthony
         2013 Prisoners
        Detective Loki
         2012 End of Watch
        Brian Taylor
         2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
        The Killer
         2011 Source Code
        Colter Stevens
         2010 Love & Other Drugs
        Jamie Randall
         2010 Lego Prince of Persia Mini Movie (Video short)
        Narrator
         2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
        Jake Gyllenhaal
         2009/I Brothers
        Tommy Cahill
         2007 Rendition
        Douglas Freeman
         2007 Zodiac
        Robert Graysmith
         2005 Jarhead
        Anthony Swofford
         2005 Proof
        Harold Dobbs - Hal
         2005 Brokeback Mountain
        Jack Twist
         2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Short)
        Narrator (voice)
         2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
        Jake Gyllenhaal
         2004 The Day After Tomorrow
        Sam Hall
         2002 Moonlight Mile
        Joe Nast
         2002/I Highway
        Pilot
         2002 The Good Girl
        Holden Worther
         2001 Lovely & Amazing
        Jordan
         2001 Bubble Boy
        Jimmy Livingston
         2001 Donnie Darko
        Donnie Darko
         1999 October Sky
        Homer Hickam
         1998 Homegrown
        Jake / Blue Kahan
         1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
        Matt Ellison
        - Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
         1993 Josh and S.A.M.
        Leon Coleman
         1993 A Dangerous Woman
        Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
         1991 City Slickers
        Danny Robbins
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        Personal Details

        Other Works:

        Performed at NYC "Between My Legs", with Rufus Wainwright. See more »

        Publicity Listings:

        9 Interviews | 21 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

        Official Sites:

        Facebook | Instagram

        Alternate Names:

        Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

        Height:

        6' (1.83 m)
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        Did You Know?

        Personal Quote:

        I think my strength is to do a take all the way through. I am definitely not someone who can do a sprint. Maybe I am not that smart, but it takes me a while to find the moment, and I like to be pushed toward it. See more »

        Trivia:

        Was named one of People magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors [2004]. See more »

        Trademark:

        Athletic and proportional body See more »

        Star Sign:

        Sagittarius

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