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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal young

Birth Date

December 19, 1980


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Jake Gyllenhaal young photos


77 kg | 170 pounds


44 in | 112 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43.5 EU


33 in | 84 cm

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

Best Movies

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.

He played Quentin Beck / Mysterio in superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

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).

Fan of actress Marion Cotillard.

Jake's hobbies are woodworking and cooking.

Big fan of novel “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

Featured in music video for Jamie Foxx "Blame It" (2009).

Close friends with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Aniston.

He dated Kirsten Dunst (2002-2004), Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009), Natalie Portman (2006), Anna Kendrick (2011), Taylor Swift (2010) and Alyssa Miller (2013-2014).


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.