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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

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

Velvet Buzzsaw
Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw   2019

Rating: 5.7

genres: 
Fantasy  /  Drama  /  Horror
Stars: 
Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Rene Russo  /  Zawe Ashton
Spider-Man: Far from Home
Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home   2019

Rating: 7.8

genres: 
Adventure  /  Action  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Tom Holland  /  Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Zendaya
Wildlife
Wildlife

Wildlife   2018

Rating: 7

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Ed Oxenbould  /  Carey Mulligan  /  Jake Gyllenhaal
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers   2018

Rating: 7

genres: 
Adventure  /  Drama  /  Comedy
Life
Life

Life   2017

Rating: 6.6

genres: 
Horror  /  Thriller  /  Science Fiction
Stars: 
Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Hiroyuki Sanada  /  Ryan Reynolds
Okja
Okja

Okja   2017

Rating: 7.3

genres: 
Adventure  /  Drama  /  Action

Acting

2019
Velvet Buzzsaw

as    Morf Vandewalt

2019
Spider-Man: Far from Home

as    Quentin Beck / Mysterio

2018
Wildlife

as    Jerry Brinson

2018
The Sisters Brothers

as    John Morris

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
Everest

as    Scott Fischer

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