Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is a Swedish-American actor. A member of the Gyllenhaal family and the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough performance was as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and he garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the title character in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. He subsequently appeared in another indie film, The Good Girl (2002) and the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event.

In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony "Swoff" Swofford in Jarhead, Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Gyllenhaal received further recognition for roles in Zodiac (2007), Brothers (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Source Code (2011), End of Watch (2012), Prisoners, Enemy (both 2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Southpaw (2015) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). For Nightcrawler, his performance was widely acclaimed and received rave reviews from critics and he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2001: Donnie Darko - Donnie Darko
2007: Robert Graysmith - Zodiac
2007: Douglas Freeman - Rendition
2002: Joe Nast - Moonlight Mile
2010: Prince Dastan - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2001: Jimmy Livingston - Bubble Boy
1999: Homer Hickam - October Sky
2010: Jamie Randall - Love & Other Drugs
2011: Colter Stevens - Source Code
2002: Pilot Kelson - Highway
2012: Brian Taylor - End of Watch
2014: Adam Bell / Anthony Claire - Enemy
2014: Louis Bloom - Nightcrawler
2016: Davis Mitchell - Demolition
2017: Jeff Bauman - Stronger
2017: Dr. David Jordan - Life
2015: Billy 'The Great' Hope - Southpaw
2019: Morf Vandewalt - Velvet Buzzsaw
2005: Anthony Swofford - Jarhead
2005: Jack Twist - Brokeback Mountain
2004: Sam Hall - The Day After Tomorrow
2009: Tommy Cahill - Brothers
2002: Holden Worther - The Good Girl
2013: Detective Loki - Prisoners
2015: Howard Birdwell - Accidental Love
2015: Scott Fischer - Everest
2018: Jerry Brinson - Wildlife
2016: Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings - Nocturnal Animals
2010: Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford - Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
The Anarchists vs ISIS
Rio
2005: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Finest Kind
The Division
2019: Quentin Beck / Mysterio - Spider-Man: Far from Home
The Guilty
Freddie Makin - Welcome to Vienna
The Helicopter Heist
Arthur Meyerowitz - The Lost Airman
The Son
CI-34
2018: John Morris - The Sisters Brothers
2005: Harold 'Hal' Dobbs - Proof
2001: Jordan - Lovely & Amazing
2017: Dr. Johnny Wilcox - Okja
2017: The Damned - Horror Show
1993: A Dangerous Woman
1993: Leon Coleman - Josh and S.A.M.
1998: Jake - Homegrown
2009: Frank O'Connor (archive footage) - Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler
1991: Danny Robbins - City Slickers

TV CREDITS:
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2001: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1993: Homicide: Life on the Street
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1953: The Academy Awards
1995: Screen Actors Guild Awards
1952: Today
1999: The Early Show
2003: Celebrities Uncensored
1993: GMTV
2009: Live from Studio Five
1975: Host - Saturday Night Live
1996: Himself - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
2020: Barry Cohen - Lake Success
2006: Himself - Man vs. Wild
2015: Himself - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert