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Jake Gyllenhaal


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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
(2001)
Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
(2014)
Zodiac
Zodiac Robert Graysmith
(2007)
Prisoners
Prisoners Detective Loki
(2013)

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 2018 Rio (pre-production) (rumored)
 2017/I Life
David Jordan
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2005 Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 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)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: playing Sunday Park With George, on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 19 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on why he dislikes films with obvious political messages] It's very important for me to be in movies that don't have a message. Messages tend to be a little preachy, and I don't think that's what movies are about. It's important for me to be in movies that have a human level, have a heart in them. That's the reason why I did this (Rendition (2007)) and it just so happens to be really topical. ... See more »

Trivia:

Along with Matt Damon, he was the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar (2009), but director James Cameron chose to cast the (back then) more unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role instead. See more »

Trademark:

His smile makes dimples See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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