Jake Gyllenhaal

American Actor Jake Gyllenhaal

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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.

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Birth Date
Age 38
Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Actor
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home Germany, United Kingdom, United States Quentin Beck / Mysterio Actor 0.00
2018 The Sisters Brothers Spain, France, Romania, United States John Morris Actor 0.00
2018 Wildlife United States Jerry Brinson Actor 0.00
2017 Okja South Korea, United States Dr. Johnny Wilcox Actor 0.00
2016 Nocturnal Animals United States Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings Actor 0.00
2015 Southpaw United States Billy 'The Great' Hope Actor 0.00
2015 Everest Iceland, United States, United Kingdom Scott Fischer Actor 0.00
2014 Nightcrawler United States Louis Bloom Actor 0.00
2013 Prisoners United States Detective Loki Actor 0.00
2013 Enemy Canada, Spain Adam Bell / Anthony Claire Actor 0.00
2012 End of Watch United States Brian Taylor Actor 0.00
2011 Source Code Canada, United States Colter Stevens Actor 0.00
2009 Brothers United States Tommy Cahill Actor 0.00
2007 Zodiac United States Robert Graysmith Actor 0.00
2005 Brokeback Mountain Canada, United States Jack Twist Actor 0.00
2005 Jarhead Germany, United States Anthony Swofford Actor 0.00
2001 Donnie Darko United States Donnie Darko Actor 0.00
1999 October Sky United States Homer Hickam Actor 0.00