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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

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    • December 19th, 1980
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor and producer. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner; his older sister is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father's films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001). In 2004, Gyllenhaal starred in the science fiction disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. In 2005, he played Jack Twist in Ang Lee's romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, for which Gyllenhaal won a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011). Further acclaim came with his roles in Denis Villeneuve's thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013), and he received nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances as a manipulative journalist in Nightcrawler (2014) and a troubled writer in Nocturnal Animals (2016). His highest-grossing release came with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he portrayed Quentin Beck / Mysterio. Gyllenhaal has also performed on stage, starring in Broadway productions of the musical Sunday in the Park with George as well as the plays Constellations and Sea Wall/A Life, the lattermost of which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Aside from acting, he is vocal about political and social issues. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jake Gyllenhaal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (46 Credits)

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2025Ormanda Karınca Olmaz !
2022Ambulance as Will Sharp
2022The Son (2021) as Sonny Lofthus
2021The Guilty as Joe Bayler
2021Spirit Untamed as Jim Prescott (voice)
2019Velvet Buzzsaw as Morf Vandewalt
2019John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch as Mr. Music
2019Spider-Man: Far from Home as Quentin Beck / Mysterio
2018Wildlife as Jerry Brinson
2018The Sisters Brothers as John Morris
2017Life as Dr. David Jordan
2017Stronger as Jeff Bauman
2017Okja as Dr. Johnny Wilcox
2016Nocturnal Animals as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
2015Demolition as Davis Mitchell
2015Southpaw as Billy 'The Great' Hope
2015Accidental Love as Howard Birdwell
2015Everest as Scott Fischer
2014Nightcrawler as Louis Bloom
2013Enemy as Adam Bell / Anthony Claire
2013Prisoners as Detective Loki
2012End of Watch as Brian Taylor
2011Source Code as Colter Stevens
2010Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Prince Dastan
2010Love & Other Drugs as Jamie Randall
2009Brothers as Tommy Cahill
2007Rendition as Douglas Freeman
2007Zodiac as Robert Graysmith
2005Jarhead as Anthony Swofford
2005Brokeback Mountain as Jack Twist
2005Proof as Harold 'Hal' Dobbs
2004The Day After Tomorrow as Sam Hall
2002Highway as Pilot Kelson
2002Moonlight Mile as Joe Nast
2002The Good Girl as Holden Worther
2001Donnie Darko as Donnie Darko
2001Bubble Boy as Jimmy Livingston
2001Lovely & Amazing as Jordan
1999October Sky as Homer Hickam
1998Homegrown as Jake
1993Josh and S.A.M. as Leon Coleman
1993A Dangerous Woman as Edward
1991City Slickers as Danny Robbins
The Helicopter Heist
Rio
The Anarchists vs ISIS

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