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Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
(2001)
Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
(2014)
Zodiac
Zodiac Robert Graysmith
(2007)
Source Code
Source Code Colter Stevens
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Okja (completed)
Dr. Johnny Wilcox
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2005 Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Matt Ellison
- Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: playing Sunday Park With George, on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 19 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Advice for acting students] The way you behave with everybody is more important than the work you do. Generosity, kindness, and patience will get you so far: that's the biggest lesson I've learned. See more »

Trivia:

Is a fan of Marion Cotillard and presented her the Best Actress award (for The Immigrant (2013) and Deux jours, une nuit (2014)) at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on January 5, 2015, calling himself a fan of her work and saying of her career, "I can't think of a better word to use than spectacular". See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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