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Jake Gyllenhaal

1980-12-19 Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor and producer. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner; his older sister is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father's films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001). In 2004, Gyllenhaal starred in the science fiction disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. In 2005, he played Jack Twist in Ang Lee's romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, for which Gyllenhaal won a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011). Further acclaim came with his roles in Denis Villeneuve's thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013), and he received nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances as a manipulative journalist in Nightcrawler (2014) and a troubled writer in Nocturnal Animals (2016). His highest-grossing release came with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he portrayed Quentin Beck / Mysterio. Gyllenhaal has also performed on stage, starring in Broadway productions of the musical Sunday in the Park with George as well as the plays Constellations and Sea Wall/A Life, the lattermost of which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Aside from acting, he is vocal about political and social issues. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Gyllenhaal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Ambulance Danny 2022-02-17
Spirit Untamed Jim Prescott (voice) 2021-05-20
The Guilty Joe Baylor 2021-09-24
One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self 2020-12-11
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Himself 2020-10-08
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
Life Dr. David Jordan 2017-03-22
Great Performers: Horror Show The Damned 2017-12-07
Stronger Jeff Bauman 2017-09-22
Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017-06-28
Demolition Davis Mitchell 2016-04-06
Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-03-24
Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
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
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko / Anthony Swafford (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall 2010-11-22
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
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
Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs 2005-09-05
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers 2005-04-23
Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-10
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary Self 2004-10-04
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004-09-18
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
Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
Lovely & Amazing Jordan 2001-08-31
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-10-26
October Sky Homer Hickam 1999-02-19
Homegrown Jake 1998-04-17
A Dangerous Woman Edward 1993-09-10
Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993-11-24
City Slickers Danny Robbins 1991-06-07
The Mint
Fun Home Bruce Bechdel
Untitled Mysterio Film Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
The Lost Airman Arthur Meyerowitz
Francis and The Godfather Robert Evans
Finest Kind
Prophet John Prophet
Interpreters Wanted
Oblivion Song Nathan Cole
Road House (rumored)
The Anarchists vs ISIS
Snow Blind
Combat Control John Chapman
The Division