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Jake Gyllenhaal

​American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 19, 1980.  Jake has been involved with acting from an early age, which is no surprise considering his family history of directors and screenwriters.  Throughout his childhood Jake worked in several films directed by his father Stephen, but was discouraged from accepting extensive roles that would impact his studies. After finishing high school Jake's breakthrough acting role was October Sky (1999), where he played an amateur rocket scientist eager to break away from his destiny of working in a coal mine.  Jake's most acclaimed performance to date was co-starring along side Heath Ledger in the popular 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.  Jake has starred in more recent films such as Love an Other Drugs (2010), and Source Code (2011).

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Dec 19, 1980 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie October Sky 1999-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Unknown 2019-06-28
Known For
Poster of Enemy
Poster of Source Code
Poster of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Movie Unknown Quentin Beck / Mysterio 2019-06-28
Movie Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt 2019-02-01
Movie Wildlife Jerry Brinson 2018-09-23
Movie Stronger Jeff Bauman 2017-09-22
Movie Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017-06-28
Movie Life Dr. David Jordan 2017-03-22
Movie Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Demolition Davis Mitchell 2016-04-06
Movie Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Movie Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-06-15
Movie Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
Movie Nightcrawler Louis Bloom 2014-10-23
Movie Enemy Adam Bell / Anthony Claire 2013-12-31
Movie Prisoners Detective Loki 2013-09-18
Movie End of Watch Brian Taylor 2012-09-20
Movie Source Code Colter Stevens 2011-03-30
Movie Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall 2010-11-22
Movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
Movie Brothers Tommy Cahill 2009-01-27
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Movie A Blind River Danny Robbins 2009-11-05
Movie Rendition Douglas Freeman 2007-09-07
Movie Zodiac Robert Graysmith 2007-03-02
Movie Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Movie Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-10
Movie Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs 2005-09-05
Movie The Man Who Walked Between the Towers 2005-04-23
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004-09-18
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall 2004-05-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002-09-09
Movie The Good Girl Holden Worther 2002-01-12
Movie Highway Pilot Kelson 2002-01-01
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Lovely & Amazing Jordan 2001-08-31
Movie Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
Movie Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-01-18
Movie October Sky Homer Hickam 1999-02-19