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Jake Gyllenhaal

1980-12-19 Los Angeles, California, USA

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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.


Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Himself 2020-04-26
Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt 2019-02-01
Spider-Man: Far from Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio 2019-06-28
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Mr. Music 2019-12-24
The Sisters Brothers John Morris 2018-09-19
Wildlife Jerry Brinson 2018-09-23
Stronger Jeff Bauman 2017-09-22
Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017-06-28
Horror Show The Damned 2017-12-07
Life Dr. David Jordan 2017-03-22
Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Demolition Davis Mitchell 2015-09-10
Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-03-24
Nightcrawler Louis Bloom 2014-10-23
Enemy Adam Bell / Anthony Claire 2013-12-31
Prisoners Detective Loki 2013-09-18
End of Watch Brian Taylor 2012-09-20
Source Code Colter Stevens 2011-03-30
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall 2010-11-22
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford 2010-01-01
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Brothers Tommy Cahill 2009-01-22
Rendition Douglas Freeman 2007-09-07
Zodiac Robert Graysmith 2007-03-02
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers 2005-04-23
Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs 2005-09-05
Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-10
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004-09-18
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self 2004-10-04
The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall 2004-05-26
Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002-09-09
Highway Pilot Kelson 2002-03-26
The Good Girl Holden Worther 2002-01-12
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-01-18
Lovely & Amazing Jordan 2001-08-31
Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
October Sky Homer Hickam 1999-02-19
Homegrown Jake 1998-04-17
Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993-11-24
A Dangerous Woman 1993-09-10
City Slickers Danny Robbins 1991-06-07
The Anarchists vs ISIS
The Guilty
Welcome to Vienna Freddie Makin
The Division
Finest Kind
The Mint
The Lost Airman Arthur Meyerowitz
Untitled Mysterio Film Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Snow Blind
Untitled Sinister Six Film Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Fun Home Bruce Bechdel
Faster, Cheaper, Better (rumored)