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Jake Gyllenhaal

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.

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Dec 19, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Anarchists vs ISIS
Latest Project:
Movie The Guilty 2021-12-31
Known For
Movie Francis and The Godfather Robert Evans 2022
Movie The Anarchists vs ISIS 2022
Movie The Guilty Joe Bayler 2021-12-31
Movie The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Himself 2020-10-08
Movie One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self 2020-12-11
Movie Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Himself 2020-04-26
Movie John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Mr. Music 2019-12-24
Movie Spider-Man: Far From Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio 2019-06-28
Movie Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt 2019-02-01
Movie The Sisters Brothers John Morris 2018-09-19
Movie Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017-06-28
Movie Stronger Jeff Bauman 2017-09-22
Movie Horror Show The Damned 2017-12-07
Movie Demolition Davis Mitchell 2016-04-06
Movie Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-03-24
Movie Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
Movie Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Movie Nightcrawler Louis Bloom 2014-10-23
Movie Prisoners Detective Loki 2013-09-18
Movie End of Watch Brian Taylor 2012-09-20
Movie Source Code Colter Stevens 2011-03-30
Movie Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford 2010-01-01
Movie Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall 2010-11-22
Movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
Movie Brothers Tommy Cahill 2009-01-22
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Movie Rendition Douglas Freeman 2007-09-07
Movie Zodiac Robert Graysmith 2007-03-02
Movie Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-10
Movie Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Movie Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs 2005-09-05
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall 2004-05-26
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004-09-18
Movie 'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self 2004-10-04
Movie Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Movie Highway Pilot Kelson 2002-03-26
Movie Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002-09-09
Movie The Good Girl Holden Worther 2002-01-12
Movie Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
Movie Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-10-26
Movie Homegrown Jake 1998-04-17
Movie Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993-11-24
Movie A Dangerous Woman Edward 1993-09-10
Movie City Slickers Danny Robbins 1991-06-07