Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
December 19, 1980
Los Angeles, California, USA
as actor in feature film since 1991 (age 11)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (sister)
Stephen Gyllenhaal (father)
Naomi Foner (mother)
Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in “City Slickers” (1991). But his breakthrough performances was as Homer Hickam in “October Sky” in 1999 and the title character in “Donnie Darko” in 2001. I remembered Jake for his role as a teenager in a fantastic film “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) about cataclysmic climate event.
In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Jack Twist in “Brokeback Mountain”. For his role in Brokeback Mountain, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
2006 BAFTA Awards “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” for “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)
2003 Chlotrudis Awards “Best Actor” for “Donnie Darko” (2001)
Roles portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal
TBA Jake Gyllenhaal as TBA in The Anarchists vs ISIS
Film plot revolves around group of American activists join forces with a Kurdish militia group to help defeat ISIS in Syria. It’s an action drama film directed by Daniel Espinosa.
TBA Jake Gyllenhaal as TBA in Finest Kind
Film tells about two brothers are pulled into a deal with an organized crime syndicate in Boston. It’s a crime thriller directed by Brian Helgeland.
TBA Jake Gyllenhaal as TBA in Rio
Film’s plot revolves around a financial reporter travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend, only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.
Director: Edward Berger
TBA Jake Gyllenhaal as TBA in The Division
Its an action sci-fi film directed by David Leitch.
2019 Jake Gyllenhaal as Morf Vandewalt in Velvet Buzzsaw
It’s a satirical supernatural horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. Its plot revolves around a supernatural force sets out to exact revenge against art profiteers attempting to exploit a series of paintings by an unknown artist.
Gyllenhaal starred as an art critic which attends an art exhibition alongside his friend, Josephina (Zawe Ashton).
2019 Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Gyllenhaal starred as a master of trickery and illusion and an expert on the Elementals who claims to be from Earth-833 in the Multiverse. He is recruited by Nick Fury to help Spider-Man stop them.
Director: Jon Watts
2018 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jerry Brinson in Wildlife
It’s a drama film directed by Paul Dano, based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford.
Its plot revolves around a teenage boy must deal with his mother’s complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job. Gyllenhaal played a thhis boy’s father.
2018 Jake Gyllenhaal as John Morris in The Sisters Brothers
It’s a western dark comedy directed by Jacques Audiard, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. The film stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the notorious assassin brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters, and follows the duo as they chase after two men (Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed) who have banded together to search for gold.
2017 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman in Stronger
It’s a biographical drama film directed by David Gordon Green, based on the memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. Gyllenhaal starred as Bauman, who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and must adjust to his new life.
2017 Jake Gyllenhaal as Dr. Johnny Wilcox in Okja
It’s an action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Its plot revolves around a young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend – a fascinating beast named Okja.
The film stars an ensemble cast by South Korean actors, and Hollywood actors. Gyllenhaal starred as a disturbed zoologist and TV personality.
2017 Jake Gyllenhaal as Dr. David Jordan in Life
It’s a sci-fi horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station that uncovers the first evidence of life on Mars. Gyllenhaal starred as ISS medical officer.
2016 Jake Gyllenhaal as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings in Nocturnal Animals
It’s a neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright. The plot revolves around an art gallery owner (Amy Adams) as she reads the new novel written by her ex-husband (Gyllenhaal) and begins to see the similarities between it and their former relationship.
2015 Jake Gyllenhaal as Davis Mitchell in Demolition
Gyllenhaal starred as a successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
2015 Jake Gyllenhaal as Howard Bridwell in “Accidental Love”
It is a romantic comedy film directed by David O. Russell, based Kristin Gore’s novel “Sammy’s Hill”. The story is about Alice (Jessica Biel), a small-town waitress who is accidentally shot in the head by a nail gun.
2015 Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer in “Everest”
It is a biographical adventure film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, one led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal).
2015 Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope in “Southpaw”
2014 Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom in “Nightcrawler”
2013 Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki in “Prisoners”
2013 Jake Gyllenhaal as Adam Bell / Anthony Clair in “Enemy”
2012 Jake Gyllenhaal as Officer Taylor in “End of Watch”
2011 Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens in “Source Code”
2010 Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
2010 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jamie Randall in “Love and Other Drugs”
2009 Jake Gyllenhaal as Tommy Cahill in “Brothers”
2007 Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Graysmith in “Zodiac”
2007 Jake Gyllenhaal as Douglas Freeman in “Rendition”
2005 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist in “Brokeback Mountain”
Gyllenhaal co-starred as Jack Twist opposite Heath Ledger in the drama “Brokeback Mountain” directed by Ang Lee. The actors portrayed two men that fall in love during a sheepherding expedition.
2005 Jake Gyllenhaal as Anthony “Swoff” Swofford in “Jarhead”
2005 Jake Gyllenhaal as Hal in “Proof”
2004 Jake Gyllenhaal as Actor in “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood”
2004 Jake Gyllenhaal as Sam Hall in “The Day After Tomorrow”
2002 Jake Gyllenhaal as Pilot in “Highway”
2002 Jake Gyllenhaal as Thomas “Holden” Worther in “The Good Girl”
2002 Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Nast in “Moonlight Mile”
2001 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jimmy Livingston in “Bubble Boy”
2001 Jake Gyllenhaal as Jordan in “Lovely & Amazing”
2001 Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko in “Donnie Darko”
1999 Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer Hickam in “October Sky”
1993 Jake Gyllenhaal as Leon Coleman in “Josh and S.A.M.”
1993 Jake Gyllenhaal as Edward in “A Dangerous Woman”
1991 Jake Gyllenhaal as Daniel Robbins in “City Slickers”