Jake Gyllenhaal young
December 19, 1980
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
77 kg | 170 pounds
44 in | 112 cm
10 US | 43.5 EU
33 in | 84 cm
Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on December 19, 1980, is an American actor. Young Jake Gyllenhaal began his acting career as an child in western comedy movie City Slickers (1991) in role as Danny Robbins. Jake's breakthrough performance came as Homer Hickam in biographical drama film October Sky (1999).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Jack Twist in neo-Western romantic drama movie Brokeback Mountain (2005) opposite Heath Ledger.
Donnie Darko (2001) science fiction in role as Donald "Donnie" Darko
Highway (2002) drama opposite Jared Leto
The Good Girl (2002) black comedy drama with Jennifer Aniston and Zooey Deschanel
Moonlight Mile (2002) romantic drama with Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) science fiction disaster with Dennis Quaid
Proof (2005) drama with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins
Zodiac (2007) mystery thriller with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey, Jr.
Rendition (2007) political thriller with Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep
Brothers (2009) psychological drama war opposite Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) action fantasy with Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley
End of Watch (2012) action thriller drama opposite Anna Kendrick and Michael Peña
Prisoners (2013) thriller with Hugh Jackman
Nightcrawler (2014) thriller drama opposite Rene Russo
Accidental Love (2015) romantic comedy with Jessica Biel
Southpaw (2015) sports drama with Rachel McAdams and 50 Cent
Everest (2015) biographical adventure with Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley
Demolition (2015) drama with Naomi Watts
Nocturnal Animals (2016) drama crime opposite Amy Adams
Life (2017) science fiction horror opposite Ryan Reynolds
Okja (2017) drama science fiction opposite Tilda Swinton and Lily Collins
Stronger (2017) biographical drama in role as Jeff Bauman
The Sisters Brothers (2018) western dark comedy opposite John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix
Wildlife (2018) drama opposite Carey Mulligan
He made his Broadway debut in a play Constellations, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (2014).
Gyllenhaal dated Kirsten Dunst (2002-2004), Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009), Taylor Swift (2010) and Alyssa Miller (2013-2014).
He is a fan of actress Marion Cotillard.
Jake's hobbies are woodworking and cooking.
Big fan of novel “To Kill A Mockingbird”.
He is close friends with Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Aniston.
I admire actors and artists who devote just as much time to their life as they do to their work.
Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.
Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.
Theater has given me a different perspective on the way I approach films.
I love movies that are saying things that people might find odd at times. I don't find them odd at all. They give me comfort.
I hope I'm a spiritual person. I'm trying to be a spiritual person.
I don't think my approach to acting is all necessarily in service of the character. I think, selfishly, I've put it in service of myself, my perspective on the world and helping my life.
When I walk into a screening, I'm nervous in a different way than I am as an actor. But the response is ultimately I know how I feel about it and that's what matters to me the most.