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Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | * 12/19/1980 (38) | Los Angeles, California, USA
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Jacob Benjamin 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 ()
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Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is a Swedish-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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

Nightcrawler

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2014 | 3.9/5 | 1h 58min
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Prisoners

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2013 | 4.0/5 | 2h 33min
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Brokeback Mountain

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2005 | 3.9/5 | 2h 14min
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Donnie Darko

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2001 | 3.9/5 | 1h 54min
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Awards & Nominations for Jake Gyllenhaal

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Movies with Jake Gyllenhaal as Actor(50)

2019 Rio
as Sonny Lofthus2019 The Son
as Morf Vandewalt2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
as Freddie Makin2019 Welcome to Vienna
as Arthur Meyerowitz2019 The Lost Airman
as Quentin Beck / Mysterio2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home
as John Morris2018 The Sisters Brothers
as Jerry Brinson2018 Wildlife
as Dr. David Jordan2017 Life
as Jeff Bauman2017 Stronger
as Dr. Johnny Wilcox2017 Okja
as Davis Mitchell2016 Demolition
as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings2016 Nocturnal Animals
as Howard Birdwell2015 Accidental Love
as Billy 'The Great' Hope2015 Southpaw
as Scott Fischer2015 Everest
as Louis Bloom2014 Nightcrawler
as Detective Loki2013 Prisoners
as Adam Bell / Anthony Claire2013 Enemy
as Brian Taylor2012 End of Watch
as Colter Stevens2011 Source Code
as Jamie Randall2010 Love & Other Drugs
as Tommy Cahill2009 Brothers
as himself2008 Zodiac Deciphered
as Robert Graysmith2007 Zodiac
as Douglas Freeman2007 Rendition
as Harold 'Hal' Dobbs2005 Proof
as Anthony Swofford2005 Jarhead
as Jack Twist2005 Brokeback Mountain
as Sam Hall2004 The Day After Tomorrow
as himself2003 Abby Singer
as Holden Worther2002 The Good Girl
as Joe Nast2002 Moonlight Mile
as Pilot Kelson2002 Highway
as Jimmy Livingston2001 Bubble Boy
as Donnie Darko2001 Donnie Darko
as Jordan2001 Lovely & Amazing
as Homer Hickam1999 October Sky
as Jake1998 Homegrown
as Leon Coleman1993 Josh and S.A.M.
as Danny Robbins1991 City Slickers

TV Shows/Series with Jake Gyllenhaal as Actor(13)

Movies with Jake Gyllenhaal as Crew(22)

Production/Producer2019 The Man Who Made It Snow
Production/Producer2019 Rio
Production/Producer2019 The Son
Production/Producer2019 The Devil All the Time
Production/Producer2019 Finest Kind
Production/Producer2019 Joe and Jadin Bell
Production/Producer2019 The Helicopter Heist
Production/Producer2019 The Division
Production/Producer2019 Theater of War
Production/Producer2019 Welcome to Vienna
Production/Producer2019 The Lost Airman
Production/Producer2019 Relic
Production/Producer2019 The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob
Production/Producer2019 Breaking News In Yuba County
Production/Executive Producer2018 Hondros
Production/Producer2018 Wildlife
Production/Producer2017 Stronger
Crew/Thanks2015 A Bigger Splash
Production/Producer2014 Nightcrawler
Crew/Thanks2014 Break Point
Production/Executive Producer2012 End of Watch
Crew/Thanks2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

Additional Information

Born: 12/19/1980 in Los Angeles (current age: 38)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University
Other names for Jake Gyllenhaal (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Джейк Джилленхол"
"杰克·吉林哈尔"
"ジェイク・ジレンホール"
"เจค จิลเลินฮาล"
"제이크 질런홀"
"جيك جيلنهال"
"Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:18, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/17/2019