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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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Did a public service announcement for Rock the Vote. See more »

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8 Interviews | 14 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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[on Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler] My grandfather (whose parents were immigrants from Russia) he really wanted me at one point to read this story about Billy the Kid, because Billy the Kid was an immigrant, essentially, and he was someone that came here to reinvent himself, and that America is made up, obviously, out of the idea of reinvention, and that Billy the Kid is this quintessential American... See more »


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