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
      Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
      Prisoners Detective Loki
      Donnie Darko Donnie Darko


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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
       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)
       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)
       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
       2002 The Good Girl
      Holden Worther
       2001 Lovely & Amazing
       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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      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 »

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      Alternate Names:

      Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall


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      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 »


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


      Athletic and proportional body See more »

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