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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 Rio
Latest Project:
Movie CI-34 2021
Known For
Poster of Enemy
Poster of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Movie Rio 2021
Movie CI-34 2021
Movie Dune (rumored) 2020-12-17
Movie Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt 2019-02-01
Movie Spider-Man: Far from Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio 2019-06-28
Movie Avengers: Endgame Quentin Beck / Mysterio (uncredited) 2019-04-24
Movie The Sisters Brothers John Morris 2018-09-19
Movie Wildlife Jerry Brinson 2018-09-23
Movie Horror Show The Damned 2017-12-07
Movie Life Dr. David Jordan 2017-03-22
Movie Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017-06-28
Movie Stronger Jeff Bauman 2017-09-22
Movie Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings 2016-11-04
Movie Southpaw Billy 'The Great' Hope 2015-03-24
Movie Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015-02-10
Movie Everest Scott Fischer 2015-09-10
Movie Demolition Davis Mitchell 2015-09-10
Movie Nightcrawler Louis Bloom 2014-10-23
Movie Prisoners Detective Loki 2013-09-18
Movie Enemy Adam Bell / Anthony Claire 2013-12-31
Movie End of Watch Brian Taylor 2012-09-20
Movie Source Code Colter Stevens 2011-03-30
Movie Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford 2010-01-01
Movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince Dastan 2010-05-19
Movie Love & Other Drugs Jamie Randall 2010-11-22
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Frank O'Connor (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Movie Brothers Tommy Cahill 2009-01-22
Movie Rendition Douglas Freeman 2007-09-07
Movie Zodiac Robert Graysmith 2007-03-02
Movie The Man Who Walked Between the Towers 2005-04-23
Movie Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist 2005-09-10
Movie Proof Harold 'Hal' Dobbs 2005-09-05
Movie Jarhead Anthony Swofford 2005-11-04
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall 2004-05-26
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004-09-18
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Good Girl Holden Worther 2002-01-12
Movie Highway Pilot Kelson 2002-03-26
Movie Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002-09-09
Movie Donnie Darko Donnie Darko 2001-01-18
Movie Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001-08-24
Movie Lovely & Amazing Jordan 2001-08-31
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie October Sky Homer Hickam 1999-02-19
Movie Homegrown Jake 1998-04-17
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Series Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1995-02-25
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie A Dangerous Woman 1993-09-10
Movie Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993-11-24
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie City Slickers Danny Robbins 1991-06-07
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Jake Gyllenhaal 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14