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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Famous as :

Actor

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)

Biography


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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Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted Kissing Ruth Wilson in New York

May 11, 2015 19:18:36 GMT

fuels dating rumors with . The "" actor, 34, reportedly shared a "passionate" kiss in New York over the weekend with the 33-year-old actress who starred with him in Broadway play "Constellations".
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Jake Gyllenhaal Talks About Bringing Girl to His Mom on First Date

April 28, 2015 07:21:44 GMT

talked about his dating experience while stopping by "" on Monday, April 27. The "" star also revealed that he was a boyband member when he was in high school.
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, Guillermo Del Toro Added as 2015 Cannes Juries

April 22, 2015 05:58:25 GMT

Juries for the Main Competition of the upcoming 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival are revealed. "" actor , "" actress , and "" director Guillermo Del Toro are among the lineup.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted on Dinner Date With Rachel McAdams

April 14, 2015 03:29:49 GMT

was spotted having a romantic dinner date with his rumored girlfriend on Sunday evening, April 12 at Odys + Penelope Brazilian Restaurant in Los Angeles. In some photos obtained by Just Jared, Jake and Rachel were seen smiling while talking to each other.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Bruised and Battered in 'Southpaw' Trailer

March 27, 2015 16:06:40 GMT

The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "" has landed online. It features as a reigning Junior Middleweight Champion who is struggling to turn his life around after losing it all and falling from his grace.
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix in Talks for Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals'

March 26, 2015 17:18:06 GMT

Tom Ford's upcoming second movie "" has attracted some of today's Hollywood big stars. , , and , along with , are reportedly in negotiations to play the leading roles in the film.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Turns Down 'Suicide Squad' Role

January 22, 2015 02:19:07 GMT

"" production team apparently has to start the hunt again. Following 's exit from the project, reportedly was eyed to replace him to play Rick Flag. However, Variety reported on Wednesday, January 21 that the "" actor turned down the offer.
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Tom Hardy Leaves 'Suicide Squad', Jake Gyllenhaal Is Eyed as Replacement

January 15, 2015 22:30:33 GMT

Rumor has it, has dropped out of Warner Bros.' "". The "" actor was initially expected to play Rick Flag. Now that he is no longer among the cast, is allegedly eyed to take on the role.
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Taylor Swift Catches Up With Ex Jake Gyllenhaal at Golden Globes After Party

January 13, 2015 09:25:40 GMT

ran into her famous ex-boyfriend at Golden Globes after party on Sunday, January 11. The actor reportedly hit the dance floor and danced briefly with . He also had a chat with , while Swift arrived later just before 2 A.M.
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Jessica Biel Is a Fan of Jake Gyllenhaal in First 'Accidental Love' Trailer

January 06, 2015 07:26:27 GMT

and find each other in the first trailer for "". Formerly known as "Nailed", the political comedy film sees Biel, who is a waitress, having a unique condition. Her boyfriend, played by , was proposing to her at a restaurant when someone accidentally shot a nail on her head.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Does the 'Salmon' Trick on 'Letterman'

November 28, 2014 00:18:15 GMT

brought his latest favorite trick to "". The actor was promoting his latest movie "" on the talk show when he decided to pull the "salmon" trick on host .
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Anna Kendrick Was 'Pissed' at Jake Gyllenhaal for Bailing on 'Into the Woods'

November 27, 2014 15:36:05 GMT

addressed 's departure from her movie "". The "" actress said she was mad at her "" co-star after he decided to leave the Disney movie for crime thriller "".
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Jake Gyllenhaal Set for True-Story Drug Cartel Movie 'Man Who Made It Snow'

November 04, 2014 08:05:39 GMT

As makes headline with his new film "" which debuted in top 10 of domestic box office, his next project is announced. The "" actor is tapped to topline "" which is inspired by the true story of former drug smuggler Max Mermelstein.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Joined by Beyonce and Jay-Z at 'Nightcrawler' NY Premiere

October 28, 2014 06:59:45 GMT

got support from R&B and hip-hop stars at the October 27 premiere of his newest movie "". attended the special screening with her rapper husband . She rocked a denim ensemble.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Surprises 'Nightcrawler' Moviegoers in Boston and Philadelphia

October 27, 2014 08:02:34 GMT

paid a surprise visit to his fans in several cities on Saturday, October 25 to promote his latest movie "". In the afternoon, the actor showed up without prior announcement at the AMC Loews Boston Common, much to the moviegoers delight.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Hunts News on Crime Scenes in 'Nightcrawler' Red Band Trailer

October 25, 2014 06:24:21 GMT

"" debuts a red band one. It shows 's Lou Bloom racing to crime scenes for top stories as he works as a freelance camera crew. He sees cruel murders, fatal shootouts and horrifying accidents, and captures them on his camera.
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Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey Lined Up for 'Dr. Strange'

October 15, 2014 04:17:17 GMT

"Dr. Strange" 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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 "".
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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.
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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 "".
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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