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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:
Movie Guy Ritchie's The Covenant 2023-04-19
Latest Project:
In the movie Road House
Known For
Movie Road House (rumored)
Movie The Division
Movie Guy Ritchie's The Covenant Sgt. John Kinley
Movie Ambulance Danny Sharp
Movie Morbius Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Movie Strange World Searcher Clade (voice)
Movie Spider-Man: No Way Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio (archive footage)
Movie The Guilty Joe Baylor
Movie Spirit Untamed Jim Prescott (voice)
Movie One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self
Movie The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Himself
Movie Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Himself
Movie John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Mr. Music
Movie Spider-Man: Far From Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio
Movie Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt
Movie Wildlife Jerry Brinson
Movie The Sisters Brothers John Morris
Movie Life Dr. David Jordan
Movie Great Performers: Horror Show The Damned
Movie Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox
Movie Stronger Jeff Bauman
Movie Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Movie Everest Scott Fischer
Movie Demolition Davis Mitchell
Movie Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope
Movie Accidental Love Howard Birdwell
Movie Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
Movie Enemy Adam Bell / Anthony Claire
Movie Prisoners Detective Loki
Movie End of Watch Brian Taylor
Movie Source Code Colter Stevens
Movie Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford
Movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan
Movie Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall
Movie Brothers Tommy Cahill
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage)
Movie Rendition Douglas Freeman
Movie Zodiac Robert Graysmith
Movie Jarhead Anthony Swofford
Movie Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
Movie Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs
Movie 'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall
Movie Abby Singer Himself
Movie The Good Girl Holden Worther
Movie Highway Pilot Kelson
Movie Moonlight Mile Joe Nast
Movie Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
Movie Lovely & Amazing Jordan
Movie Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston
Movie October Sky Homer Hickam
Movie Homegrown Jake
Movie Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman
Movie A Dangerous Woman
Movie City Slickers Danny Robbins