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Jake Gyllenhaal is a Actor, Producer and Thanks American born on 19 december 1980 at Los Angeles (USA)

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Birth name Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Nationality USA
Birth 19 december 1980 (38 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (/ˈdʒɪlənhɔːl/ JIL-ən-hawl; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in October Sky (1999), he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film, The Good Girl. In 2004, he appeared in the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event.

Gyllenhaal played a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005), and the same year, his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain earned him critical acclaim. For his Brokeback Mountain performance, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Academy Award in the same category. He has since played lead roles in many films, including Zodiac (2007), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010), Source Code (2011), End of Watch (2012), Prisoners (2013), Nightcrawler (2014), and Southpaw (2015).


Family and relationships
For more on Gyllenhaal's paternal ancestors, see Gyllenhaal family.
The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal's immediate family includes his sister, actress Maggie, who is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard, Gyllenhaal's co-star in Jarhead and Rendition. In December 2006, Gyllenhaal and his sister escaped a fire that destroyed Manka's Inverness Lodge, a famed lodge and restaurant in Inverness, California, at which they were vacationing. The Gyllenhaals were among a dozen or so guests who fled after the fire, sparked by a falling tree, broke out at about 3 a.m. Co-owner and celebrity chef Daniel DeLong said the pair were supportive despite having to brave the wind and cold. "Jake was helping me pull things out of the fire," DeLong said

Gyllenhaal's niece, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born on October 3, 2006. Gyllenhaal has both literal godparents and what he describes as "celebrity godparents". The late actor and director Paul Newman was his celebrity godfather, and actress Jamie Lee Curtis is both his literal and celebrity godmother. Other godparents of unknown status include a gay couple and cinematographer Robert Elswit.
Gyllenhaal himself is the godfather of Matilda Rose Ledger (born October 28, 2005), daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, both of whom co-starred with him in Brokeback Mountain.

Gyllenhaal dated actress Kirsten Dunst for nearly two years, starting in 2002. He later dated his Rendition co-star Reese Witherspoon from about 2007 to 2009. He dated singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 until January 2011, and model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013. In 2013 he was also briefly linked to American model Emily DiDonato although it was never directly addressed by either one of them.

Politics and other interests
Gyllenhaal is politically active. He shot a commercial for Rock the Vote, and along with his sister, visited the University of Southern California to encourage students to vote during the 2004 U.S. election. He also campaigned for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry. He has said, however, that "it frustrates me when actors talk politics; I'm political and I make choices in my movies that I think are political. I try and say things with what I do. Rightly or wrongly, young actors have all the power." In an interview for Rendition, he remarked that "it's a sad time when actors are politicians and politicians are actors".

Raised in a family concerned with social issues, in 2003 Gyllenhaal participated in an advertising campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization his entire family strongly supports. Environmentally conscious, he recycles regularly, and said in an interview that he spends $400 a year to have trees planted in a Mozambique forest, partly to promote the Future Forests program. After filming The Day After Tomorrow, he flew to the Arctic to promote awareness of climate change. Gyllenhaal is the Honorary Chair of the New Eyes For The Needy Advisory Board, and has signed on to help the TV fundraiser Stand Up to Cancer. Gyllenhaal is on the board of directors for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and volunteered in California juvenile detention centers with Scott Budnick.

In his spare time, Gyllenhaal enjoys woodworking and cooking. When asked about being a Buddhist, he has said, "I am not a card-carrying Buddhist, but I do try to practice mindfulness" and that it is his goal to meditate every day.

On December 19, 2011, he was announced as a jury member for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival that was held in February 2012.

Best films

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Everest (2015)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Source Code (2011)
Prisoners (2013)

Usually with

Paul Dano
Paul Dano
(3 films)
David Ayer
David Ayer
(1 films)
Martin Short
Martin Short
(1 films)
Tom Ford
Tom Ford
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jake Gyllenhaal (42 films)

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The Sisters Brothers
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane
Roles John Morris
Rating69% 3.499813.499813.499813.499813.49981
En 1851, dans l'Oregon, les frères Eli et Charlie Sisters sont deux tueurs à gages engagés pour assassiner le chercheur de trésors Hermann Kermit Warm.
Wildlife (2018)

Directed by Paul Dano
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Mollie Milligan, Darryl Cox
Roles Jerry Brinson
Rating68% 3.449043.449043.449043.449043.44904
Dans les années 1960, Joe, un garçon solitaire et renfermé, est témoin de l'éclatement du mariage de ses parents, après un déménagement dans le Montana. Sa mère Jeanette tombe amoureuse d'un autre homme...
Okja (2017)
, 2h
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about pigs, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Byun Hee-bong, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Yoon Je-moon
Roles Dr. Johnny Wilcox
Rating73% 3.65283.65283.65283.65283.6528
Lucy Mirando qui est à la tête de la société Mirando Corporation annonce la création de cochons géants. Vingt-six seront élevés par le monde selon les spécificités locales et au bout de dix ans, un des cochons sera couronné le plus beau cochon.
Life (2017)
, 1h44
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Mars in film
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Naoko Mori
Roles Dr. David Jordan
Rating65% 3.297663.297663.297663.297663.29766
Six membres de l'équipage de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) réceptionnent une sonde revenant de Mars et contenant un échantillon de sol, qui pourrait contenir des signes de vie extraterrestre. L’exobiologiste Hugh Derry relance une cellule dormante de l'échantillon, et il se développe rapidement en un organisme multi-cellulaire. La mission est suivie sur Terre par la population. Un concours est même lancé pour donner un nom à l'organisme. Des écoliers américains le nomment Calvin.
Stronger (2017)

Directed by David Gordon Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Films about disabilities
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Frankie Shaw, Carlos Sanz
Roles Jeff Bauman
Rating69% 3.450963.450963.450963.450963.45096
Après avoir perdu ses jambes lors du double attentat du Marathon 2013 de Boston, un homme tente de remarcher et d'accepter les nouvelles conditions de sa vie.
Nocturnal Animals
Directed by Tom Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher
Roles Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Rating74% 3.74893.74893.74893.74893.7489
Deux histoires : celle d'une femme dont la vie est bouleversée lorsqu'elle lit le manuscrit d'un thriller envoyé par son ancien mari, et celle d'un homme dont les vacances en famille tournent mal.
Demolition (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Brendan Dooling, Heather Lind, Judah Lewis
Roles Davis Mitchell
Rating69% 3.4977653.4977653.4977653.4977653.497765
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Nocturnal Animals, 2h7
Directed by Tom Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber
Roles Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Rating74% 3.7489053.7489053.7489053.7489053.748905
Propriétaire d'une galerie d'art à Los Angeles, Susan Morrow mène une vie professionnelle sans passion, tandis que son mari Hutton, homme d'affaires, la trompe avec d'autres femmes. Un jour, elle reçoit le manuscrit d'un roman écrit par son ex-mari Edward Sheffield accompagné d'une invitation lors d'une prochaine visite de ce dernier à Los Angeles. Susan commence la lecture du roman intitulé Animaux nocturnes (Nocturnal Animals dans la version originale), qu'il lui a dédié, en nommant le livre d'après un surnom qu'il lui avait donné. Le livre débute quand le personnage principal, Tony Hastings, part sur la route en voiture en vacances avec son épouse Laura et leur fille India, quand un soir ils sont contraints de s'arrêter sur une route de l'ouest du Texas par un groupe de trois voyous locaux, menés par Ray Marcus. Après un échange animé entre les Hastings et Marcus, ce dernier et ses amis emmènent de force Laura et India, face à l'impuissance de Tony, qui doit accompagner Lou, l'un des trois amis de Marcus, jusqu'au bout d'une route où il est abandonné. Lorsque Lou et Ray tentent de le retrouver, Tony parvient à se cacher et à se rendre dans une ferme des environs afin d'appeler la police. Choquée par le contenu sombre et l'émotion brute du roman, Susan se remémore sa rencontre avec Edward et de son mariage avec ce dernier, union à laquelle était opposée la mère de Susan, Anne Sutton, affirmant qu'Edward n'était pas digne des affections de Susan et que, à cause de sa vision romantique du monde, il manquait de volonté pour atteindre ses objectifs. Susan, découvrant l'infidélité d'Hutton, continue la lecture du roman.
Accidental Love, 1h41
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Paul Reubens, Kirstie Alley
Roles Howard Birdwell
Rating41% 2.0528052.0528052.0528052.0528052.052805
Alice Eckle est serveuse dans un restaurant. Un jour, elle reçoit un clou dans la tête. Elle n’a cependant pas les moyens de payer l’assurance maladie pour soigner ses séquelles. Elle part donc à Washington et se lie avec Howard, un jeune politicien qui souhaite l'aider.
Everest (2015)
, 2h1
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington
Roles Scott Fischer
Rating70% 3.5475153.5475153.5475153.5475153.547515
In March 1996, several commercial expeditions arrive at Mount Everest base camp to prepare for a climb to the summit. Rob Hall, who first popularized guided Everest climbs, is the leader of Adventure Consultants, whose clients include Beck Weathers, an experienced climber; Doug Hansen, a former mailman pursuing his dream; and climbing veteran Yasuko Namba, who is hoping to complete her last of the Seven Summits. Scott Fischer is the chief guide for competitor Mountain Madness. Helen Wilton is Rob's base camp manager.
Southpaw (2015)
, 2h3
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Rita Ora
Roles Billy 'The Great' Hope
Rating73% 3.6999453.6999453.6999453.6999453.699945
Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer who lives in New York City with his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). During a match in which he defends his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy sustains an eye injury and is convinced by Maureen to retire while he's at the top. At a charity event for the orphanage where he and his wife both grew up, Billy is taunted by an up-and-coming boxer, Miguel "Magic" Escobar, leading to a brawl in which Maureen is accidentally shot and killed by Miguel's brother Hector, who flees.
Nightcrawler, 1h57
Directed by Dan Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Eric Lange, Kevin Rahm
Roles Louis Bloom
Rating78% 3.9484753.9484753.9484753.9484753.948475
Caught stealing from a Los Angeles construction site, Louis Bloom is confronted by a security guard for trespassing. He attacks the security guard, steals his watch and leaves with the stolen material. After negotiating a price for the material at a scrap yard, Bloom asks for a job, but the foreman says he does not hire thieves.
Enemy (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, Joshua Peace
Roles Adam Bell / Anthony Claire
Rating68% 3.4499553.4499553.4499553.4499553.449955
A man attends an erotic show at an underground club that culminates with a naked woman on the verge of crushing a live tarantula spider under her patent leather, high-heeled platform shoe. Elsewhere, a pregnant young woman sits on a bed, alone.
Prisoners (2013)
, 2h33
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about suicide, Serial killer films, Auto-justice
Actors Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis
Roles Detective Loki
Rating80% 4.0494054.0494054.0494054.0494054.049405
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Grace (Maria Bello) attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their friends, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy (Viola Davis) Birch. The children go for a walk in the neighborhood and approach a campervan that is parked outside a house nearby. There is music playing, which suggests there is somebody inside. After dinner, both families' younger daughters, Anna Dover and Joy Birch, go missing.