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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 42 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Release of Jamie Foxx's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000); and was directed by Hype Williams; with appearances by Ron Howard; Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal; Samuel L. Jackson; Quincy Jones; Cedric the Entertainer; Morris Chestnut; Clifton Powell; Alex Thomas; DeRay Davis; Joe; ... See more »

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8 Interviews | 13 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

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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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Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Daniel Brühl are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nominations for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Nightcrawler (2014), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), ... See more »

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