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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 36 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2018 Rio (pre-production)
 2018 The Sisters Brothers (post-production)
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2018 Wildlife (post-production)
Jerry Brinson
 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
 2013 Enemy
Adam + Anthony
 2013 Prisoners
Detective Loki
 2012 End of Watch
Brian Taylor
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2011 Source Code
Colter Stevens
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
Jamie Randall
 2009/I Brothers
Tommy Cahill
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2007 Rendition
Douglas Freeman
 2007 Zodiac
Robert Graysmith
 2005 Jarhead
Anthony Swofford
 2005 Proof
Harold Dobbs - Hal
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Jack Twist
 2005 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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Other Works:

Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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It's only appropriate as an indulgent actor to think about quitting 'cause it's such an intense job. See more »

Trivia:

Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl and Amy Adams are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nominations for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Nightcrawler (2014), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone... See more »

Trademark:

His smile makes dimples See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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