Jake Gyllenhaal


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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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Known For

Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
(2014)
Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
(2005)
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
(2001)
Prisoners Detective Loki
(2013)

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  Lake Success (TV Mini Series) (announced)
Barry Cohen
  Combat Control (pre-production)
John Chapman
  Prophet (pre-production)
John Prophet
  Road House (pre-production) (rumored)
  The Son (TV Mini Series) (pre-production)
Sonny Lofthus
  The Interpreter (post-production)
Sergeant John Kinley
 2022 Strange World (post-production)
Searcher Clade (voice)
 2022 Ambulance
Danny Sharp
 2021 The Guilty
Joe Baylor
 2021 Spirit Untamed
Jim Prescott (voice)
 2020 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Guy Who Travels in Pyjamas
- John Mulaney/David Byrne (2020) ... Guy Who Travels in Pyjamas (uncredited)
 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home
Quentin Beck / Mysterio
 2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
Morf Vandewalt
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
John Morris
 2018 Wildlife
Jerry Brinson
 2017 Great Performers: Horror Show (Video short)
The Damned
 2017/I Stronger
Jeff Bauman
 2017 Okja
Johnny Wilcox
 2017/I Life
David Jordan
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Tony Hastings / Edward Sheffield
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2015 Everest
Scott Fischer
 2015 Southpaw
Billy Hope
 2015 Accidental Love
Howard Birdwell
 2014 Nightcrawler
Louis Bloom
 2014 Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II - On the Run (Music Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2013 Enemy
Adam + Anthony
 2013 Prisoners
Detective Loki
 2012 End of Watch
Brian Taylor
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Music Video short)
The Killer
 2011 Source Code
Colter Stevens
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
Jamie Randall
 2009 Jamie Foxx Feat. T-Pain: Blame It (Music Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2009/I Brothers
Tommy Cahill
 2007 The Lonely Island: Iran So Far (Music Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2007 Rendition
Douglas Freeman
 2007 Zodiac
Robert Graysmith
 2005 Jarhead
Anthony Swofford
 2005 Proof
Harold Dobbs - Hal
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Jack Twist
 2005 Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow
Sam Hall
 2003 The Good Girl: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Holden Worther
 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
 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)
 1991 City Slickers
Danny Robbins
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Performed at NYC "Between My Legs", with Rufus Wainwright. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 22 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

My Brother | Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Children:

None


Relatives:

Maggie Gyllenhaal (sibling)
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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:

Gained five pounds of muscle for his role in Jarhead (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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