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Jake Gyllenhaal

Academy Award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal has established himself as one of the most promising actors of his generation. His poignant and diverse performances have garnered the attention of audiences and critics alike.

Winner of the 2005 Best Supporting Actor awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the National Board of Review, Gyllenhaal also earned Oscar and SAG nominations for his poignant performance as 'Jack Twist' in Ang Lee's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

Gyllenhaal is currently in production on Ed Zwick's LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS opposite Anne Hathaway and recently completed filming PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME as the lead role of Prince Dastan. The highly anticipated Bruckheimer film will be released by Disney on May 28th, 2010. Gyllenhaal was last seen in Gavin Hood's RENDITION opposite Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Reese Witherspoon and Peter Sarsgaard. He also starred in David Fincher's critically acclaimed ZODIAC opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.

Other film credits include Sam Mendes' JARHEAD opposite Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard, John Madden's PROOF opposite Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow, Miguel Arteta's THE GOOD GIRL opposite Jennifer Aniston and John C. Reilly, Brad Silberling's MOONLIGHT MILE opposite Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon, Nicole Holofcener's LOVELY AND AMAZING opposite Catherine Keener, Richard Kelly's cult hit DONNIE DARKO, and Joe Johnston's OCTOBER SKY, opposite Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.

On stage Gyllenhaal starred in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of This is Our Youth, opposite Anna Paquin and Hayden Christensen. The show ran in London's West End for eight weeks and garnered Gyllenhaal with the Evening Standard Theater Award for Outstanding Newcomer.


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Jake Gyllenhaal Facts

Birth NameJacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
OccupationActor
BirthdayDecember 19, 1980 (36)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal compared to you?
Awards2006 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Supporting Role (for Brokeback Mountain)

Selected Filmography

Nocturnal Animals
Southpaw
Donnie Darko
End of Watch
Brokeback Mountain
The Day After Tomorrow
Prisoners
White House Down
Everest
Rendition
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