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Jake Gyllenhaal


Jake Gyllenhaal was born into a family of talent. His mother and father are producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is also 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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{2010} music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun" See more »

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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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[My parents] were relatively progressive in their spiritual beliefs: my father is Christian and my mother is Jewish. On my 13th birthday, they thought it was important for me to experience a rite of passage, an entrance into manhood, and the consensus was that we would do something for the good of the community, some charitable work - a barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings. So we ... See more »

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Is good friends with Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey. 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
One of those men who get better looking with age Jemma1908
Should at least have more than one oscar nom mando-morales35
a perfect Ezio for assassins creed lgruver13
I think Jake need his profile picture change. luckyasian7
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