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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 33 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2014 Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy (Video short)
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Short)
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 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Matt Ellison
- Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
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Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". See more »

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8 Interviews | 15 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

"You know, it's flattering when there's a rumor that says I'm bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I'm open to whatever people want to call me. I've never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don't think I would be afraid of it if it happened." (Details, December 2005) 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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