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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gender: male | Birthday: 1980-12-19 | Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is a Swedish-American actor. A member of the Gyllenhaal family and the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough performance was as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and he garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the title character in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. He subsequently appeared in another indie film, The Good Girl (2002) and the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event.In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony "Swoff" Swofford in Jarhead, Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.Gyllenhaal received further recognition for roles in Zodiac (2007), Brothers (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Source Code (2011), End of Watch (2012), Prisoners, Enemy (both 2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Southpaw (2015) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). For Nightcrawler, his performance was widely acclaimed and received rave reviews from critics and he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Gyllenhaal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Known For

The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers   

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 0

Director: Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux / Jacques Audiard /

Stronger
Stronger

Stronger   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.2

Director: David Gordon Green /

Stars: 
Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Tatiana Maslany  /  Clancy Brown
Okja
Okja

Okja   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 7.7

Director: Bong Joon-ho / Giancarlo Esposito /

Stars: 
Ahn Seo-hyun   /  Tilda Swinton  /  Jake Gyllenhaal
Life
Life

Life   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.3

Director: Josh Robertson / Daniel Espinosa /

Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.2

Director: Tom Ford / Jason Blumenfeld /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Michael Shannon
Demolition
Demolition

Demolition   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.6

Director: Polly Draper / Jean-Marc Vallée /

Stars: 
Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Chris Cooper  /  Naomi Watts
Everest
Everest

Everest   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 6.7

Director: Laura Miles / Zoe Morgan /

Stars: 
Jason Clarke  /  Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Josh Brolin
Southpaw
Southpaw

Southpaw   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 7.3

Director: Deirdre Horgan / Antoine Fuqua /

Acting

2018
The Sisters Brothers

as    Hermann Kermit Warm

2017
Life

as    Dr. David Jordan

2017
Okja

as    Dr. Johnny Wilcox

2017
Stronger

as    Jeff Bauman

2016
Demolition

as    Davis Mitchell

2016
Nocturnal Animals

as    Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings

2015
Accidental Love

as    Howard Birdwell

2015
Everest

as    Scott Fischer

2015
Southpaw

as    Billy 'The Great' Hope

2014
Nightcrawler

as    Louis Bloom

2013
Enemy

as    Adam Bell / Anthony Claire

2013
Prisoners

as    Detective Loki

2012
End of Watch

as    Brian Taylor

2011
Source Code

as    Colter Stevens

2010
Love & Other Drugs

as    Jamie Randall

2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

as    Prince Dastan

2009
Brothers

as    Tommy Cahill

2007
Rendition

as    Douglas Freeman

2007
Zodiac

as    Robert Graysmith

2005
Brokeback Mountain

as    Jack Twist

2005
Jarhead

as    Anthony Swofford

2005
Proof

as    Harold 'Hal' Dobbs

2004
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

as    Himself

2004
The Day After Tomorrow

as    Sam Hall

2002
Highway

as    Pilot Kelson

2002
Moonlight Mile

as    Joe Nast

2002
The Good Girl

as    Holden Worther

2001
Bubble Boy

as    Jimmy Livingston

2001
Donnie Darko

as    Donnie Darko

2001
Lovely & Amazing

as    Jordan

1999
October Sky

as    Homer Hickam

1998
Homegrown

as    Jake

1993
Josh and S.A.M.

as    Leon Coleman

1991
City Slickers

as    Danny Robbins

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