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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 18 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Performed at NYC "Between My Legs", with Rufus Wainwright. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I'm not interested in making films that no one remembers. See more »

Trivia:

Was, along with Matt Damon, the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar (2009), but director James Cameron chose to cast the (back then) more unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role instead. See more »

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Sagittarius

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Change his profile picture! Angel_Pop
In which movie he is more hot chiara-usa
Should at least have more than one oscar nom mando-morales35
One of those men who get better looking with age Jemma1908
I think Jake need his profile picture change. luckyasian7
a perfect Ezio for assassins creed lgruver13
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