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Jake Gyllenhaal (born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, 19.12. 1980) Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor known for 'Donnie Darko', 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Nightcrawler'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Jake Gyllenhaal has a net worth of 65 million USD.

Childhood Jake: Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner, and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He and his sister, Maggie, are related to the Swedish noble family of Gyllenhaal through their father, though they were brought up to appreciate their privileged lifestyle, by which Jake Gyllenhaal's Bar Mitzvah took place at a homeless shelter. Gyllenhaal had many summer jobs as a child, amongst which were acting as a lifeguard and a busboy at a restaurant.

Career: Jake Gyllenhaal made his film debut at the age of eleven in 1991's 'City Slickers'. He received a part in the 1992 film 'Mighty Ducks', yet his parents did not allow him to work on the project as he would be away from home for too long. In 1993, both he and his sister Maggie appeared in the film 'A Dangerous Woman' before Gyllenhaal later had a part in an episode of 'Homicide: Life on the Street'. In 1998, Gyllenhaal appeared in 'Homegrown' and was later allowed to appear in the film 'Josh and S.A.M.'. In 1999, Gyllenhaal had his first starring role in the film 'October Sky'. After the film became a commercial success, it was seen as Gyllenhaal's breakout film. The success led to Gyllenhaal landing the titular role in 'Donnie Darko', which became a cult classic. After this, Gyllenhaal starred in 'Highway', which was critically savaged and seen as a flop. Gyllenhaal was given a lead role in 'The Good Girl', however, before also starring in 'Lovely & Amazing'. In 2001's 'Bubble Boy', he was once again criticised and the film was panned by critics. As 'Spider-Man' actor Tobey Maguire was suffering from health problems, Gyllenhaal was considered to take over the role in the second film, however Maguire recovered. Instead, Gyllenhaal starred in 'The Day After Tomorrow'. Following this, Gyllenhaal made his debut theatrical appearance in 'This Is Our Youth' on stage in London. During the show's eight-week run, Gyllenhaal received tremendous critical praise. In 2005, Gyllenhaal starred in three highly revered movies: 'Proof', 'Jarhead' and 'Brokeback Mountain'. 'Brokeback Mountain' saw Gyllenhaal nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Academy Awards, however he lost it to George Clooney. Also in 2005, Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in 'Batman Begins', however the part went to Christian Bale. In 2007, Gyllenhaal stared in David Fincher's 'Zodiac' before starring in 'Rendition' in the same year. In 2009, Gyllenhaal starred in 'Brothers' with Tobey Maguire, before appearing in 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' which led to critical backlash for him portraying a Persian. He later played a leading role in 2010's 'Love and Other Drugs'. In 2012, Gyllenhaal starred alongside Michael Peña in 'End of Watch' which received glowing reviews from critics. In 2014, Gyllenhaal starred in the erotic thriller 'Enemy', before producing and starring in 'Nightcrawler', for which he received a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Gyllenhaal signed on to star in 'Everest', with a release date set for September 2015.

Personal Life: Jamie Lee Curtis is the godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal himself is godfather to Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' child, Matilda Rose Ledger. He and Ledger became incredibly close friends while filming 'Brokeback Mountain'. He was devastated by Ledger's sudden death in 2008, finding it hard to come to terms with the death. In 2002, Gyllenhaal began dating actress Kirstin Dunst, with their relationship lasting for around two years. While filming 'Rendition', Gyllenhaal began a relationship with his co-star, Reese Witherspoon between 2007 and 2009. In October 2010, he began a relationship with singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, however the relationship ended in January 2011. Between July and December 2013, Gyllenhaal dated model Alyssa Miller.



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Jake Gyllenhaal wearing a striking outfit whilst filming new movie 'OKJA' in New York, United States at Wall Street. OKJA is being directed by Joon Ho Bong and also stars Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Saturday 16th July 2016

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Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In 'Tom Clancy's The Division' Movie Adaptation


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Jake Gyllenhaal has been revealed as the star of a forthcoming movie adaptation of the record-breaking video game ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’, continuing Hollywood’s newly-discovered enthusiasm for turning home entertainment games into cinema blockbusters.

According to a report in Variety, the 35 year old actor will also be a producer on the project. It will be his second role in a video game adaptation after 2010’s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, which it technically the most successful such adaptation in worldwide movie history despite the critical slaughtering it received upon release.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Brands Donald Trump 'Dangerous' And 'Dishonest'


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Jake Gyllenhaal has opened up about where he stands on the upcoming US presidental election, and it seems he is one of many who believe that the election of Donald Trump could be extremely 'dangerous' for the nation. He revealed his thoughts on the prospect of Trump coming to power in a recent interview.

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He's currently promoting his new film 'Demolition', about a guy who finds a passion for destroying things following the death of his wife, and it seems that Jake Gyllenhaal feels Trump could be holding a sledgehammer over the United States of America.

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Demolition Review

Extraordinary

With its darkly emotive themes and brittle humour, this well-made drama by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) isn't quite what it appears to be. It's not, for example, an exploration of grief, although that's in here. And it also isn't meant to be taken literally, because it's more of a parable. The main clue is in the moment when the central character comments that everything in his life seems to be a metaphor. Indeed it is. And this heightened sense of meaning makes the entire film unusually vivid.

The film opens as Wall Street banker Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) emerges unscratched from a car crash that kills his beautiful wife Julia (Heather Lind). Unable to grieve, he begins to feel like the world around him is shifting inexplicably. So he starts taking things apart to see how they work, or why they don't. Soon he's dismantling his entire house. His father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper), who is also his boss, becomes increasingly perplexed at Davis' erratic behaviour. And the only person Davis confides in is customer services rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and her confused 15-year-old son Chris (Judah Lewis). As Davis worms his way into their world, he slowly begins to see his own life more clearly.

This is a film about how some people let themselves drift along in the expected ways, never questioning what happens even though it doesn't feel quite right. In Davis' case, his wife's death jolts him awake. He begins to see the real world around him for the first time, including the absurdities of the life he had built around himself. Gyllenhaal invests Davis with remarkable layers of emotion as a generally cheerful guy being pulled apart from within by something he initially can't understand. His reactions to people around him grow increasingly more honest as the film progresses. And by the end, he's defying expectations and conventions in ways that feel shocking but are actually bracingly truthful.

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Demolition Was A New Challenge For Jake Gyllenhaal


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Jake Gyllenhaal looked forward to working with costar Naomi Watts and director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), mainly because the filmmaker is notable for encouraging his cast members to improvise. But Gyllenaal says he was taken aback when Vallee told him not to prepare for the role. "Weeks before, I was like, 'When are we going to rehearse it?'" Gyllenhaal says. "And he was like, 'No, we can talk about it on set.' He really pushed me out of my comfort zone, this technique and this style that I've developed over a long period of time. I showed up pretty scared the first day, because I hadn't done any preparation. But it wasn't manipulation, because he was always with me."

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Davis in Demolition
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Davis in Demolition

And Gyllenhaal really enjoyed Vallee's stripped-back stye of filmmaking. "I had heard and read about his process," he says, "and how he films his movies and how he treats his actors and just his whole way of circumventing the Hollywood vanity style of filmmaking. I loved it! When I got to set, there was no makeup, there was no lighting. It's just that instinct."

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'Demolition' Reviews: Jake Gyllenhaal's Latest Movie Taken Apart By Critics


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It can't be denied that Jake Gyllenhaal is a superb actor with a versatile talent that allows him to play virtually any character out there. However, that doesn't seem to have been enough to save his latest flick 'Demolition', which has left most critics deeply unimpressed.

Jake Gyllenhaal in DemolitionJake Gyllenhaal stars in Demolition

Gyllenhaal is making some questionable choices when it comes to cinema these days. Two other films from 2015 that he starred in, 'Southpaw' and 'Accidental Love', were equally unengaging as his latest endeavour, but he's got a lot in the pipeline so we're not losing hope yet. At least, we're trying not to. His latest film, about a businessman who becomes emotionally sparse after the death of his wife and sets out to take various objects apart and destroy his home, has been branded as 'all metaphor and no movie' by NJ.com, with Indiewire adding it's 'a frivolous lark, riddled with manufactured breakthroughs'.

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Jimmy Fallon And Jake Gyllenhaal Bond In Gross Food Fight


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Jimmy Fallon presents probably his most childish 'Tonight Show' skit ever with 'Southpaw' star Jake Gyllenhaal, and it's utterly disgusting. They're spraying each other with mouthfuls of food and beverages, and it just gets more and more nauseating by the minute. And yet, for some reason, it's hilarious.

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon bonds with Jake Gyllenhaal on 'The Tonight Show'

There's nothing funny about being sprayed in the faced with Powerade, coffee, apple or pie in reality, but when Jimmy Fallon and Jake Gyllenhaal did it to each other dressed as cops in their fake cop show 'Point Pleasant Police Department' on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' yesterday (March 21st 2016), nobody could stop laughing.

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Everest Pushes A-List Actors Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal And Josh Brolin To Their Limits


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The new adventure epic Everest dramatises a real-life event from May 1996, when the mountain was packed with climbers just as a freak storm rolled in. Of course, even in ideal conditions, the world's tallest mountain is an enormous challenge. As team leader Rob Hall (played by Jason Clarke) says in the film, "Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747."

Everest castEverest tells the true story of mountaineering's most shocking disaster

Clarke was familiar with the story. "I was doing theatre in Sydney in 1996, and during a tech rehearsal it was on the news," he recalls. "By the time I heard about the film, I had read the book and visited base camp as a traveler."

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Everest Review

Good

With visually stunning imagery and a solid A-list cast, this film just about transcends its oddly uninvolving story. Based on true events, the scenes are harrowing and emotive, but spreading the story among an ensemble obscured by mountaineering gear and snowstorms makes it difficult to engage with anyone. And the plot-strands that do find emotional resonance feel like they've been manipulated.

In the early 1990s, companies began selling Everest expeditions to wealthy clients, and by the spring of 1996 there were 20 teams of climbers jostling for position on the slopes of the world's highest peak. Kiwi guide Rob (Jason Clarke) opts for a cautious approach with his team, which includes impatient Texan Beck (Josh Brolin), journalist Jon (Michael Kelly) and the nervous Doug (John Hawkes), who only just failed to reach the summit on his previous attempt. Rob's base camp manager Helen (Emily Watson) keeps everything running smoothly and, since the mountain is so overcrowded, Rob coordinates the climb with a rival guide (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his team. On the day of the final ascent, the skies are clear, but delays along the way and an approaching storm threaten the climbers.

Since the is a true story, it's clear from the start that some of these people won't make it home. And Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur lays on the emotion thickly, with an overly pushy-majestic score by Dario Marianelli and several sentimental phone calls home. Rob's wife is played by Keira Knightley, and you can almost hear the ominous chord when she reveals that she's pregnant. A bit subtler is Beck's interaction with his wife, played with insinuating bitterness by the always terrific Robin Wright. Meanwhile, Clarke's sensitive leader and Brolin's bullheaded alpha male contrast nicely with Gyllenhaal's cool dude, while Sam Worthington is almost lost in the shuffle as a friend who's climbing a neighbouring peak.

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Jake Gyllenhaal - 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 12th September 2015

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Jake Gyllenhaal - Toronto International Film Festival - Demolition - Premiere - Toronto, Canada - Thursday 10th September 2015

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Demolition Trailer


Davis Mitchell is very successful in what he does for a living, though he's not as productive when it comes to his marriage. He's an investment banker stuck in the same old daily routine and he tends not to ever think about anything else. However, he is forced to re-evaluate himself and the way he lives his life when his wife Julia dies suddenly in a car accident. His father-in-law and boss Phil doesn't think much of Davis, but encourages him to pick himself up off the ground and start appreciating the world around him. After deciding to file a complaint to a vending machine company, Davis ends up writing numerous letters about his personal struggles and confessions. When they are discovered by a woman named Karen whose struggling to overcome problems of her own, they start a friendship that will encourage Davis to take apart his life, and re-build.

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Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015


Venice Film Festival Jake Gyllenhaal Robin Wright Emily Watson Jason Clarke Eddie Redmayne Idris Elba Johnny Depp Tilda Swinton Ralph Fiennes Dakota Johnson Michael Keaton Mark Ruffalo Stanley Tucci

With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Everest'Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'

And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.

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Jake Gyllenhaal - New York premiere of 'Southpaw' for THE WRAP at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 20th July 2015

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams - The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 16th July 2015

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Date of birth

19th December, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83


Jake Gyllenhaal Movies

Demolition Movie Review

Demolition Movie Review

With its darkly emotive themes and brittle humour, this well-made drama by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas...

Everest Movie Review

Everest Movie Review

With visually stunning imagery and a solid A-list cast, this film just about transcends its...

Demolition Trailer

Demolition Trailer

Davis Mitchell is very successful in what he does for a living, though he's not...

Everest - Featurette Trailer

Everest - Featurette Trailer

Quite possibly the most ambitious films of the year, Everest tells the true to life...

Everest Trailer

Everest Trailer

When two different climbing parties set out on the expedition of their lives, they knew...

Southpaw Movie Review

Southpaw Movie Review

Slick direction and meaty performances may be enough for some viewers, but this boxing drama's...

Accidental Love Trailer

Accidental Love Trailer

Alice Eckle is a roller-skating waitress deeply in love with Indiana State Trooper Scott. Before...

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Everest - Teaser Trailer

Everest - Teaser Trailer

Some people get a once in a lifetime chance to make history. Some people, unfortunately...

Southpaw Trailer

Southpaw Trailer

The life of a boxer has never been easy, but for heavyweight champion, Billy Hope...

Beyond Clueless Movie Review

Beyond Clueless Movie Review

With clips from more than 200 teen movies made in the decade after 1995's Clueless,...

Enemy Movie Review

Enemy Movie Review

This may be a thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, but mainstream audiences should also note that...

Nightcrawler - Featurette Trailer

Nightcrawler - Featurette Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the great lengths he went through to prepare for his role in...

Nightcrawler Movie Review

Nightcrawler Movie Review

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing...

Nightcrawler Trailer

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered...

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