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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal


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Birth Name :

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Birth Date :

December 19, 1980

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California

Claim to fame :

As Donnie Darko in "Donnie Darko" (2001)


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal aka Jake Gyllenhaal born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California is an American actor. The actor whose name is pronounced Jill-en-hall, has a sister named Maggie Gyllenhaal who is also known as an actress. Both Jake and Maggie were appeared as brother and sister in "Donnie Darko," a story about a boy named Donnie Darko who has the visions of a giant rabbit who can predict the end of the world. Jake, who is of Swedish and Russian-Jewish ancestry, graduated from Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, California in 1998. Later on, he attended Columbia University in New York before alas dropped out from college in order to pursue acting career.

At age 10, Jake has started his debut role as Billy Crystal's son in the 2001's runaway summer comedy "City Slikers." Coming from a family where movies are everyday issue, it was not surprising that the young-talented Jake has performed in numerous movies. Though, his memorable role was Homer Hickam, the one he played in the 1999's "October Sky." By means of which Hickam is portrayed as a coal miner's son who alongside friends try to use rockets to escape from the coal-mining life. Also made a deep impression in his heart was the role of Donnie Darko he played in the science fiction thriller movie of the same name.

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Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey Lined Up for 'Dr. Strange'

October 15, 2014 04:17:17 GMT

"" casting rumors heat up again after dropped out of negotiations to portray the Sorcerer Supreme. , , and are reportedly among the candidates to headline the pic.

Jake Gyllenhaal Is Obsessed Journalist in 'Nightcrawler' Trailer

July 24, 2014 02:35:45 GMT

"You have to make the money to buy a ticket" is the principle that holds on to in "". First trailer of the Open Road Films pic has been released to reveal a freelance crime journalist in Los Angeles who becomes obsessed with his job.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams Spotted Together Again at Boxing Match

June 11, 2014 03:43:59 GMT

and are the latest Hollywood stars rumored to be coupling up. They have been seen together in a number of occasions in recent weeks, the latest at the boxing match between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez in New York City on Monday, June 9.

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Everest' Pushed Back to September 2015

March 22, 2014 04:25:29 GMT

Universal has shifted a release date for "", an adventure thriller starring . The studio originally planned to release the film in 3D on February 27, 2015, but now has a change of heart and decides to delay it until September 18, 2015.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller Reportedly Split After Six Months of Dating

January 08, 2014 08:43:42 GMT

apparently is back on the market. Us Weekly reports that the star of "" has split from Sports Illustrated model Alyssa Miller after six months of dating. The couple's heavy workload reportedly contributed to the separation.

Jake Gyllenhaal Got Stitches After On Set Accident

November 14, 2013 23:45:09 GMT

was so into the character while filming his new film "" that he landed in a hospital. The actor was shooting an intense scene as a crime scene reporter who punched a mirror when he "flipped out".

Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Replace Eminem in Boxing Drama 'Southpaw'

November 02, 2013 02:07:29 GMT

could replace in his next movie. Fresh off his performance with in raved thriller "", the "" actor is in talks to play the lead in upcoming boxing drama "".

Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals He Bombed His 'Lord of the Rings' Audition

October 31, 2013 06:08:46 GMT

once auditioned for "The Lord of the Rings" to play Frodo, and he said he messed it up. The "" actor opened up about the nightmare audition during a chat for The Hollywood Reporter's The Actor Issue due on newsstand November 8.

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains Dramatic Weight Loss for 'Nightcrawler'

October 23, 2013 01:41:06 GMT

looked noticeably thinner when he attended the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills Monday night, October 21. On the red carpet, he said his major weight loss was for the sake of art. He lost some of his muscles for his role as a struggling, freelance video news reporter in "".

'Enemy' Teaser Trailer Shows Jake Gyllenhaal as Troubled History Professor

September 21, 2013 04:57:33 GMT

A teaser trailer of -starring thriller "" has been released along with an official poster following the movie's debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. It introduces the "" actor as disheveled history professor Adam Bell.

Jake Gyllenhaal Holding Hands With New Girlfriend Alyssa Miller

July 16, 2013 02:51:15 GMT

and Alyssa Miller stepped out as a couple. The actor and the Sport Illustrated babe were spotted holding hands as they went out for a brunch in Tribeca neighborhood of New York City with his mother Naomi Foner.

Report: Jake Gyllenhaal Dating Sport Illustrated Model Alyssa Miller

June 20, 2013 07:41:10 GMT

New couple alert. Hollywood hunk , 32, reportedly has ditched Sport Illustrated Swimsuit model Emily DiDonato after dating for "a month of two" in favor of another Sport Illustrated babe Alyssa Miller, 23.

Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal Might Land Their First Singing Roles in 'Into the Woods'

May 15, 2013 07:27:36 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures tries to land other A-list actors in its upcoming musical "". Already securing and , the studio is currently in discussions with and to have both actors on board its adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit of the same title.

John Mayer to Go on First Tour in Three Years

March 22, 2013 08:34:02 GMT

Pop and blues artist happily announced that he would be performing live again on the road, embarking on his first major concert tour in three years after the throat problem that caused him to go on a vocal break has finally healed. The slated tour will be in support of his 2012 album "", kicking off on July 6 at Milwaukee's Summerfest and will run until October.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges May Replace Jude Law in 'Jane Got a Gun'

March 22, 2013 08:04:32 GMT

As the search to find 's replacement in "" begins, a few names surface as potential candidates. They are "" male lead , Sam Raimi's "" star , and "" actor .

Katie Holmes' Rep: There Is No Truth to Jake Gyllenhaal Dating Rumors

January 03, 2013 03:43:31 GMT

and are not secretly dating, according to representatives for both stars. Denying swirling rumors that the "Dead Accounts" actress has been seeing the "" hunk, her rep tells E! News, "This story has not one ounce of truth."

Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted Holding Hands With Mystery Girl

November 11, 2012 16:50:50 GMT

sparked curiosity this week when he was spotted holding hands with a mystery girl in New York City. The "" actor, who wore shades and hat, strolled through the streets on Friday, November 9, sharing laughs with the brunette and linking hands.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick Keep It Classy at 'End of Watch' L.A. Premiere

September 18, 2012 08:11:14 GMT

David Ayer's "" threw a star-studded premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, September 17. Among those who stole the attention on the red carpet rolled out at Regal Cinemas were lead actor and his pretty co-star .

Tony Scott's Suicide: Eyewitness Says He Looked Nervous Before Fatal Jump

August 22, 2012 08:02:58 GMT

Moments before Tony Scott jumped to his death were revealed by an eyewitness. David Silva, who was a passenger of a car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, told Los Angeles Times that the director "was on the roadway close to the fence looking around. He was looking around and fumbling with something at his feet. He looked nervous."

New 'End of Watch' Trailer Centers on Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena's Bromance

August 22, 2012 08:00:36 GMT

"" has debuted a brand new trailer. Highlighting the bromance between and , the promotional video is packed with violent scenes involving the two when they are on duty as Los Angeles police officers. Additionally, they are featured having some buddy time while discussing the importance of having a family.

Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Drifter in His First U.S. Off-Broadway Play

April 19, 2012 17:11:20 GMT

has signed up to star in an off-Broadway play titled "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet". It is a comedy drama from Roundabout Theatre Company which is scheduled to open September 20 at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York.

One Direction Set to Star on Nickelodeon Show, Fans Unhappy

March 15, 2012 17:22:58 GMT

will replace as the new teen TV stars. The British band, comprised of , , , , and , follow the footsteps of their touring mate by scoring a TV show on Nickelodeon.

Lisa Marie Presley Announces First Album in Five Years

March 15, 2012 16:34:16 GMT

announced that her first album in five years would be released on May 15 via Universal Republic/XIX Recordings. Produced by T Bone Burnett, "Storm and Grace" was recorded at The Village Studios in Los Angeles after Lisa got the inspiration from a trip to England.

'CSI' 12.18 Preview: 'Alice in Wonderland' and a Surprise Visit

March 15, 2012 09:10:44 GMT

"" will have its own take on one famous fairytale in next week's episode. Russell can't help reciting a line from "Alice in Wonderland" when he and his team are called to investigate a robbery-homicide at a wedding, which picks the story written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson as its theme.

Jeremy Renner Might Replace Jake Gyllenhaal as Leading Man in 'Motor City'

March 15, 2012 08:34:03 GMT

Just a few days after the reports buzzing that was approached to tackle the lead role in "", it is now said that the part will likely be offered to another actor. According to Twitch, Gyllenhaal has turned down the offer and now director Albert Hughes has set his eyes on to fill Gyllenhaal's shoes.

Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Psychopath in Bloody Disturbing Music Video

March 13, 2012 01:32:05 GMT

channels his inner serial killer in a new music video. The clip follows the "" actor as he embarks on a ruthless killing spree. He finds his victims at house parties and nightclubs before mercilessly slashing and beating them to death.

Jake Gyllenhaal Could Replace Dominic Cooper as Ex-Felon in 'Motor City'

March 08, 2012 01:32:55 GMT

could end up playing an ex-felon in his next film. The Jack Twist in "" is currently in negotiations to tackle the lead role in an revenge thriller called "", Variety reported. He is expected to replace former leading man , who bailed out the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Jake Gyllenhaal Failed to Score Date With Minka Kelly

January 12, 2012 17:16:04 GMT

apparently could not land as one of the Hollywood women he dates. A report on the new issue of Us Weekly which goes on newsstands this Friday, January 13, said that the "" actress has rejected his offer to go on a date.

Jake Gyllenhaal Eats Off Rashida Jones' Plate During Lunch Date

September 06, 2011 03:06:14 GMT

has found himself being romantically linked to another Hollywood beauty. The Prince Dastan of "" was spotted sharing food with during a lunch date at Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles, on Sunday, September 4.

Jake Gyllenhaal's Former Lovers Bonded Over Lunch

August 27, 2011 19:29:58 GMT

and were spotted having lunch together at Boa Steakhouse in Beverly Hills on Friday, August 26. Witherspoon, who is 14 years older than Swift even gave the country singer a lift home.

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