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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 34 wins & 88 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)

Filmography

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 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2005 Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 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
Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
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Other Works:

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

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8 Interviews | 19 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 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:

[on what he is personally fearful of] Many things. I think we're living in a particularly scary time. But I'm Jewish so I have a tendency towards anxiety. With my work, no matter how much time and preparation I've had, I'm always scared. But I know what a privilege it is to do the job that I do. I know how amazing it is to be able to choose the work that I do. See more »

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When asked who his idols are he said Anthony Quinn, Paul Newman, Sean Penn, Bruce Springsteen and Bono. See more »

Trademark:

Beauty spot on the left cheek See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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