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Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 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)

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 2018 Rio (pre-production)
 2018 The Sisters Brothers (post-production)
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2017 Wildlife (post-production)
Jerry Brinson
 2017/I Stronger
Jeff Bauman
 2017 Okja
Johnny Wilcox
 2017/I Life
David Jordan
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Tony Hastings / Edward Sheffield
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2015 Everest
Scott Fischer
 2015 Southpaw
Billy Hope
 2015 Accidental Love
Howard Birdwell
 2014 Nightcrawler
Louis Bloom
 2013 Enemy
Adam + Anthony
 2013 Prisoners
Detective Loki
 2012 End of Watch
Brian Taylor
 2011 Source Code
Colter Stevens
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
Jamie Randall
 2009/I Brothers
Tommy Cahill
 2007 Rendition
Douglas Freeman
 2007 Zodiac
Robert Graysmith
 2005 Jarhead
Anthony Swofford
 2005 Proof
Harold Dobbs - Hal
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Jack Twist
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow
Sam Hall
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Joe Nast
 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 2002 The Good Girl
Holden Worther
 2001 Lovely & Amazing
Jordan
 2001 Bubble Boy
Jimmy Livingston
 2001 Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
 1999 October Sky
Homer Hickam
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
 1991 City Slickers
Danny Robbins
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Other Works:

Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". 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:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on filming Brokeback Mountain (2005)] I fooled around with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams got pregnant. See more »

Trivia:

Along with Matt Damon, he was 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 »

Trademark:

Blue eyes and brown hair See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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