Jake Gyllenhaal

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.


The Anarchists vs ISIS (2024)
The Mint (2024)
CI-34 (2022)
Rio (2022)
Morbius (2021)
as Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration (2020)
as Himself
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)
as Mr. Music
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
as Quentin Beck / Mysterio
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
as Morf Vandewalt
Wildlife (2018)
as Jerry Brinson
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
as John Morris
Horror Show (2017)
as The Damned
Stronger (2017)
as Jeff Bauman
Okja (2017)
as Dr. Johnny Wilcox
Life (2017)
as Dr. David Jordan
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Demolition (2015)
as Davis Mitchell
Everest (2015)
as Scott Fischer
Southpaw (2015)
as Billy 'The Great' Hope
Accidental Love (2015)
as Howard Birdwell
Nightcrawler (2014)
as Louis Bloom
Enemy (2013)
as Adam Bell / Anthony Claire
Prisoners (2013)
as Detective Loki
End of Watch (2012)
as Brian Taylor
Source Code (2011)
as Colter Stevens
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
as Jamie Randall
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
as Prince Dastan
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2010)
as Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)
as Frank O'Connor (archive footage)
Brothers (2009)
as Tommy Cahill
Rendition (2007)
as Douglas Freeman
Zodiac (2007)
as Robert Graysmith
Jarhead (2005)
as Anthony Swofford
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
as Jack Twist
Proof (2005)
as Harold 'Hal' Dobbs
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005)
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary (2004)
as Self
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
as Himself
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
as Sam Hall
Abby Singer (2003)
as Himself
Moonlight Mile (2002)
as Joe Nast
Highway (2002)
as Pilot Kelson
The Good Girl (2002)
as Holden Worther
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
as Jordan
Bubble Boy (2001)
as Jimmy Livingston
Donnie Darko (2001)
as Donnie Darko
October Sky (1999)
as Homer Hickam
Homegrown (1998)
as Jake
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
as Leon Coleman
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
City Slickers (1991)
as Danny Robbins
Finest Kind
The Lost Airman
as Arthur Meyerowitz
The Guilty
Fun Home
as Bruce Bechdel
The Division
Untitled Mysterio Film
as Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Untitled Sinister Six Film
as Quentin Beck / Mysterio (rumored)
Welcome to Vienna
as Freddie Makin
The Anarchists vs ISIS
The Mint
Gilded Rage
The Devil All the Time
Running with Beto
Executive Producer
A Bigger Splash
Break Point
End of Watch
Executive Producer
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Finest Kind
Good Joe Bell
The Guilty
The Lost Airman
Breaking News in Yuba County
Welcome to Vienna
The Division
The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob
Theater of War
Fun Home
Annie Mae

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