Jake Gyllenhaal

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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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Okja Review

Excellent

As Tilda Swinton reteams with her Snowpiercer director, Korea's Bong Joon Ho, it's perhaps unsurprising that the resulting movie defies genres. Not only has it sparked a debate about Netflix-produced films that people want to see in cinemas, but it's also a story with huge political resonances laced through its premise. That said, this is essentially a movie about a girl and her beloved hippo-sized pig. And it's warm, witty and remarkably engaging.

Swinton plays twins Nancy and Lucy, who take over their family's multinational corporation after their ruthless father dies. With a desire to feed the world, Lucy has bred a series of gigantic pigs and placed them with farmers around the globe. Ten years later, her celebrity judge Johnny (Jake Gyllenhaal) crowns the winning pig as Okja, raised in the Korean mountains by teen Mija (An Seo Hyun) and her grandfather (Byun Heebong). But now Mija is horrified that they are taking her best friend away, so she sets out on an epic quest to Seoul to find Okja before she's put on a plane to America. Meanwhile, a group of animal rights activists led by Jay (Paul Dano) is also trying to free Okja, and they hatch a plan to take Mija to New York and stage a very public rescue.

The film has a snappy, witty tone that propels us into the story, with moments of satirical comedy, earthy humour and some exhilarating, inventively staged action. And the reason it works so well is due to the title character: thanks to seamless digital effects, Okja emerges as a smart, playful and brave creature whose bond with Mija is very strong indeed. This adds a powerful emotional kick, balancing the cartoonish but still remarkably textured performances from Swinton and Gyllenhaal. By contrast, An nicely underplays Mija, while Dano and his gang (including Lily Collins and The Walking Dead's Steven Yuen) add an intriguing edge of soulful compassion.

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Stronger Trailer


There's something about national tragedy that has the ability to unite human beings and incite personal growth within the souls of individuals. The Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 was just one such example, and proof that as a united force we'll never let the terrorists win.

On April 15th 2013, Erin Hurley (played by 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany) decided to run the marathon to raise money for Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. As usual, her boyfriend Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal) was hugely supportive of her decision, but she was left with much doubt that he would show up to the event, cheering her on at the finish line with a huge sign as he had promised. It just wasn't in his nature to be reliable.

In a cruel twist of fate, however, it seems this one time he decided to honour his words was at the moment that two terrorists decided to detonate two homemade bombs in the crowd. The incident killed three people and left hundreds of other people injured. Jeff was one of the unlucky 16 who lost limbs in the blast, and it took him a long time to come to terms with his life now that it had been turned upside down.

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Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Seo-Hyeon Ahn at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival Photocall for 'Okja' at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 19th May 2017

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Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds Have Formed A Bromance


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The film reunites Reynolds with Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. And Gyllenhaal says that the script left him "legitimately terrified". But both actors say they were drawn to the project because it was just a big, fun movie. "It felt like blasphemy that we were having such a good time," Gyllenhaal laughs. "It literally felt wrong that you could have so much fun making a movie that is as terrifying as it is."

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On the press tour, they have been putting on a riotously entertaining display of their new bromance. "I love this person as an artist," Reynolds says of Gyllenhaal. "Like, I truly am genuinely a biggest fan. So it's like one of those milestones. You go, 'Oh, I get to work with someone I admire. Someone who does things that I wish I could do.'"

Continue reading: Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds Have Formed A Bromance

Jake Gyllenhaal at a screening of Nocturnal Animals held at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 11th November 2016

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Jake Gyllenhaal seen waving at the crowd as he arrives at the ABC studios for a recording of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st November 2016

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Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of the movie 'Okja' in Downtown Manhattan - New York, United States - Saturday 23rd July 2016

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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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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."

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

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.

Continue reading: Everest Review

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


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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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Everest - Featurette Trailer


Quite possibly the most ambitious films of the year, Everest tells the true to life tale of the eight people who suddenly found themselves stuck in a blizzard on the mountain whilst attempting to reach the summit.

Jason Clarke & Jake Gyllenhaal talk about a few of the experiences they faced whilst on this unbelievable shoot. The film team travelled to many different locations, including the foothills of Everest and the Italian Alps to try and recreate the surroundings as accurately as possible. Whilst onset the film makers were constantly put in peril, they were told about avalanche warnings and their sets would occasionally be wiped out by unexpected snow movement.

As Jake Gyllenhaal says in the featurette: 'This production and the intensity of making this movie is absolutely extraordinary - it's a site to behold'.

Everest Trailer


When two different climbing parties set out on the expedition of their lives, they knew there would be dangers; however, no-one could prepare them for the tragedy that was in store. Reaching the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal is every passionate climbers dream, but this isn't a trip to take lightly. Such altitudes and temperatures are not meant to be experienced by human beings as frostbite and altitude sickness are almost inevitable perils, not to mention falling, strong winds and, of course, avalanches. As fate would have it, these climbers are about to run into one of the worst snowstorms ever documented as an earthquake hits the nation and mother nature has no mercy. Victory turns to catastrophe in an event that will change the lives of the survivors.

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'Ant-Man' Beats 'Southpaw' And 'Pixels' To Stay On Top Of US Box Office


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Marvel’s Ant-Man held on to the top spot at the US box office this weekend taking an estimated $24.8 million in its second week, bringing its total so far to $106 million. The comic-book movie, which stars Paul Rudd as the titular character managed to finish the weekend in first place despite competition from three new releases.

ANT-MANAnt-Man has held on to the number one spot at the US box office.

Sony’s Pixels was Ant-Man biggest competition, but it fell short of unseating the tiny superhero finishing with $24 million, which made for a very close call. The film stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James along with a host of vintage video game characters including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Its plot revolves around aliens attacking the earth using the arcade game regulars.

Continue reading: 'Ant-Man' Beats 'Southpaw' And 'Pixels' To Stay On Top Of US Box Office

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Date of birth

19th December, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83


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Jake Gyllenhaal Movies

Okja Movie Review

Okja Movie Review

As Tilda Swinton reteams with her Snowpiercer director, Korea's Bong Joon Ho, it's perhaps unsurprising...

Stronger Trailer

Stronger Trailer

There's something about national tragedy that has the ability to unite human beings and incite...

Life Movie Review

Life Movie Review

Like a mash-up of Alien and Gravity, this ripping sci-fi horror movie is very effective...

Nocturnal Animals Movie Review

Nocturnal Animals Movie Review

It's been seven years since designer Tom Ford made a splash with his award-winning writing-directing...

Life Trailer

Life Trailer

On board the International Space Station, a group of astronauts and scientists are risking their...

Nocturnal Animals Trailer

Nocturnal Animals Trailer

For a short time, Edward and Susan had a happy marriage, they lived in a...

Demolition Movie Review

Demolition Movie Review

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

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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...

Everest - Teaser Trailer

Everest - Teaser Trailer

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

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