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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 34 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Life (pre-production)
 2017 Okja (filming)
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Episode #4.6 (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2014 Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy (Video short)
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Short)
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 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Matt Ellison
- Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
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Did a public service announcement for Rock the Vote. See more »

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8 Interviews | 18 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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One of the greatest performances I've ever seen is Max Pomeranc as the young boy in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993). Something about watching a child and his ability to be honest, and his desperation for honesty, even in the midst of all the adults surrounding them, which is essentially what that movie is about, and the performance itself is so present and exists on its own even today. See more »

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Received his first driving lesson from his godfather, Paul Newman. See more »

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Sagittarius

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