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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. A member of the Gyllenhaal family and the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough performance was as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and he garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the title character in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. He subsequently appeared in another indie film, The Good Girl (2002) and the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event. In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony "Swoff" Swofford in Jarhead, Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Gyllenhaal received further recognition for roles in Zodiac (2007), Brothers (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Source Code (2011), End of Watch (2012), Prisoners, Enemy (both 2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Southpaw (2015) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). For Nightcrawler, his performance was widely acclaimed and received rave reviews from critics and he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Gyllenhaal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 19, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the movie Wildlife
Latest Project:
Movie Okja 2017-06-28
Known For
Poster of The Shoes: Time to Dance
Poster of Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Filmography
Movie The Division 2018
Movie Wildlife Jerry Brinson 2018
Movie Life Dr. David Jordan 2017-03-23
Movie Okja 2017-06-28
Movie Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Demolition Davis Mitchell 2016-04-06
Movie Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
Movie Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-06-15
Movie Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Movie Nightcrawler Louis Bloom 2014-10-23
Movie Enemy Adam Bell/ Anthony Claire 2014-03-14
Movie Prisoners Detective Loki 2013-09-18
Movie The Shoes: Time to Dance Unknown 2012-03-12
Movie End of Watch Brian Taylor 2012-09-20
Movie Source Code Colter Stevens 2011-03-30
Movie Love & Other Drugs Jamie Reidy 2010-11-22
Movie Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford 2010-01-01
Movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Movie Brothers Tommy Cahill 2009-01-27
Movie Zodiac Robert Graysmith 2007-03-02
Movie Rendition Douglas Freeman 2007-09-07
Movie The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Narrator 2005-04-23
Movie Proof Hal 2005-09-05
Movie Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Movie Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-02
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall 2004-05-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002-09-09
Movie The Good Girl Holden Worther 2002-01-12
Movie Highway Pilot Kelson 2002-01-01
Movie Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-01-18
Movie Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Lovely & Amazing Jordan 2001-08-31
Movie October Sky Homer Hickam 1999-02-19
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Homegrown Jake 1998-01-01
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Series Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1995-02-25
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie A Dangerous Woman Edward 1993-09-10
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993-11-24
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie City Slickers Danny Robbins 1991-06-07
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Jake Gyllenhaal 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14