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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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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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1980-12-19

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Official Site http://www.jakegyllenhaal.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Anarchists vs ISIS
2018 The Sisters Brothers
2018 The Son as Sonny Lofthus
2017 Stronger as Jeff Bauman
2017 Okja as Dr. Johnny Wilcox
2017 Life as Dr. David Jordan
2016 Nocturnal Animals as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
2016 Demolition as Davis Mitchell
2015 Everest as Scott Fischer
2015 Southpaw as Billy 'The Great' Hope
2015 Accidental Love as Howard Birdwell
2014 Nightcrawler as Louis Bloom
2014 Enemy as Adam Bell/ Anthony Claire
2013 Prisoners as Detective Loki
2012 End of Watch as Brian Taylor
2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance
2011 Source Code as Colter Stevens
2010 Love & Other Drugs as Jamie Reidy
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Prince Dastan
2010 Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler as Frank O'Connor (archive footage)
2009 Brothers as Tommy Cahill
2007 Rendition as Douglas Freeman
2007 Zodiac as Robert Graysmith
2005 Jarhead as Anthony Swofford
2005 Proof as Hal
2005 Brokeback Mountain as Jack Twist
2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers as Narrator
2004 The Day After Tomorrow as Sam Hall
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 Moonlight Mile as Joe Nast
2002 The Good Girl as Holden Worther
2002 Highway as Pilot Kelson
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(2 episodes)
2001 Lovely & Amazing as Jordan
2001 Bubble Boy as Jimmy Livingston
2001 Donnie Darko as Donnie Darko
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 October Sky as Homer Hickam
1998 Homegrown as Jake
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(5 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards(1 episode)
1993 Josh and S.A.M. as Leon Coleman
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Edward
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 City Slickers as Danny Robbins
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Jake Gyllenhaal
1952 Today(1 episode)
1900 The Man Who Made It Snow
1900 The Division
1900 Wildlife as Jerry Brinson

Production

2018 The SonProducer
2014 NightcrawlerProducer
2012 End of WatchExecutive Producer
1900 WildlifeProducer
1900 The DivisionProducer

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