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Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". See more »

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8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on training for the police movie, End of Watch (2012)] We were all Tased. The whole cast. We decided that we thought it would be a sort of semi-bonding experience. When we had a choice between between pepper spray and being Tased, we were told by the professionals that Tasing was probably the preference because pepper spray lasts for a long time after. And a Tase is done in moments. Se we ... See more »

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Became good friends with Austin Nichols while filming The Day After Tomorrow (2004). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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Change his profile picture! Angel_Pop
In which movie he is more hot chiara-usa
Should at least have more than one oscar nom mando-morales35
One of those men who get better looking with age Jemma1908
I think Jake need his profile picture change. luckyasian7
a perfect Ezio for assassins creed lgruver13
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