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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 41 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". See more »

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8 Interviews | 12 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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[on his failed audition for the role of Frodo Baggins] I remember auditioning for The Lord of the Rings and going in and not being told that I needed a British accent. I really do remember Peter Jackson saying to me, "You know that you have to do this in a British accent?" We heard back it was literally one of the worst auditions. See more »

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He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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