Jake Gyllenhaal Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

7th November 2016

Quote: “On the day of the shoot, I came to the desk and it was perfectly organised. I was like, 'Tom, It says (in the script) it’s a mess, you wrote that it’s a mess.’ And he told me, ‘I don’t know how to do a mess, can you do it for me? I don’t know what that means.’ It was an incredible moment, just watching Tom’s incredible focus. I moved everything around on there and he (Tom) was like, reluctantly, 'Um, okay, roll camera.'" Jake Gyllenhaal had to get a little messy on the set of designer-turned-director Tom Ford's latest movie, Nocturnal Animals.

26th September 2016

Quote: "It just never occurred to me that he (character) should shave his chest! I happen to like body hair. I think people should leave it alone... If you like the chest, you should see what’s down here. There is no manscaping." Designer and moviemaker Tom Ford reveals his Nocturnal Animals leading man Jake Gyllenhaal isn't well groomed when it comes to body hair. The actor strips off in the film.

6th April 2016

Quote: "I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy... That's all I'm going to say. It was lovely." Jake Gyllenhaal struggled to contain his excitement on 2002's The Good Girl after he was cast opposite his Hollywood crush Jennifer Aniston.

17th December 2015

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has been honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival with Variety Magazine's International Star of the Year award. The thrilled actor said, "To be acknowledged in any way for what you do is always really lovely, and to be on the other side of the world having been acknowledged by not only by the international film community but also culturally, it's pretty interesting thinking that people even know who I am over here, it's amazing."

16th September 2015

Quote: "It's hard to find the right person and also to be ready to have a serious relationship when you do meet someone you know you would like to spend a lot of time with and get to know more deeply. Nothing gets me more excited than thinking about being a husband and a father one day." Actor Jake Gyllenhaal wants to start a family, but he has found it difficult to find the right partner.

14th September 2015

Quote: "I don't know if you remember, but Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things... like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets. Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky Fried Chicken telling them (to bring them back)." Jake Gyllenhaal once moaned to fast food bosses after they removed his favourite dish from the menu.

18th August 2015

Fact: Mumford & Sons star MARCUS MUMFORD, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Gad and Hollywood couple Ginnifer Goodwin and JOSH DALLAS made an unlikely combo as they teamed up to tour Disneyland in California on Monday (17Aug15).

28th April 2015

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal showed off the impressive jump roping skills he learned while training to portray a boxer in his new film Southpaw during an interview with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday (27Apr15). The Brokeback Mountain star answered pop culture trivia questions while expertly hopping, and raised $10,000 (£6,250) for his favourite charity, New Eyes, which provides glasses for people who can't afford them.

28th April 2015

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal had a very short-lived stint as a rocker in a "very, very, very bad" band called Holeshot, which he formed with four friends when they were in high school. The Brokeback Mountain star served as a lyricist for the group.

28th April 2015

Quote: "One thing I always do is I always bring my dates to my mother's house for the first date. I think that's a good move... My mother believes she thinks arranged marriages might be able to work... like in a good way. She thinks that if she picked for me that I'd do a lot better." Jake Gyllenhaal lets his screenwriter mum vet his dates.

31st October 2014

Quote: "About quarter of the way through (filming), he brought in a menu - and he doesn't remember much because he was like so thin and so crazed - and he said, 'Look at that. Look at that burger right there.'... I did not eat around him or talk at all to Jake." Actress Rene Russo was stunned with her Nightcrawler co-star Jake Gyllenhaal's dedication to losing an extreme amount of weight for the film.

28th October 2014

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo had a little superstar support at their Nightcrawler premiere in New York City on Monday night (27Oct14) - Beyonce, Jay Z and rapper 50 Cent were there to check out the critically-acclaimed film. The movie star is friends with the power couple and appeared in the trailer to promote their recent On The Run tour.

19th October 2014

Quote: "You’re pretty hungry because you’re not eating a lot of food and you’re lonely because you’re not meeting your friends for dinner. People go, 'Hey you want to meet for dinner after work?' I go, 'Well, I’m shooting all night'. All right, you want to meet for lunch?' I’m like, 'I can't!' So I’m gonna go run." Jake Gyllenhaal on how jogging helped him shed 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for his role in new film Nightcrawler. He ran 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) a day.

27th June 2014

Fact: Rapper 50 Cent has joined the cast of Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing film Southpaw, along with Forest Whitaker and Rachel MCAdams.

8th May 2014

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Alyssa Miller appear to have rekindled their romance after reportedly splitting earlier this year (14). The couple was spotted walking Miller's Boston Terrier Charlie around New York's Tribeca neighbourhood on Wednesday (07May14). The pair started dating last summer (13).

23rd March 2014

Fact: The release of Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin's upcoming adventure movie Everest has been postponed by seven months. The mountain thriller, about the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster that claimed the lives of eight climbers, had originally been scheduled to hit U.S. movie theatres in February, 2015, but studio executives at Universal have now pushed it back until September, 2015.

31st October 2013

Quote: "I remember auditioning for The Lord of the Rings and going in and not being told that I needed a British accent. I really do remember Peter Jackson saying to me, 'You know that you have to do this in a British accent?' We heard back it was literally one of the worst auditions." Jake Gyllenhaal recalls trying out for Frodo in The Lord of the Rings. The role went to Elijah Wood.

30th October 2013

Quote: "I remember getting a call from my agent. I was in college and they said, 'My God, we have the role for you. You are a Hobbit!' I was like, 'Ok'... I later discovered (that) is actually true." Jake Gyllenhaal reveals he was once considered for a leading role in The Lord of the Rings.

24th October 2013

Quote: "My brother is an amazing cook; he has a gift. I'm not. I cook things for the first time and they come out terribly." Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal confesses she doesn't possess the same kitchen skills as her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal.

24th September 2013

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to receive the Supporting Actor Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards. The actor will be feted on 21 October (13) at the Beverly Hilton in California. Previous recipients include Ben Affleck, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer and Robert De Niro.

20th September 2013

Quote: "Heath and I knew each other for years before that because we had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge!... I remember thinking, 'I like this guy'. He's just, like, super lovable." Jake Gyllenhaal on his friendship with late Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger.

20th September 2013

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has royal roots in his family's native Sweden. If the actor was to take up residence in the country of his ancestors, he would be entitled to call himself a baron.

20th September 2013

Quote: "That guy is so f**king nice. It annoys me. He is a good man. Not nice always, but good, and I think that is a very important distinction because he's no pushover and I admire him... I consider him a friend and he is a very good man." Jake Gyllenhaal on his Prisoners co-star Hugh Jackman.

19th September 2013

Quote: "It's a mythic character... and everybody has their own idea and they're entitled to it and it's important for everyone to express it and we live in America, where that should be done. And it's also a great opportunity for an actor and when you get to play that role, it's super bad a** and I think he's gonna be super bad a** in it." Jake Gyllenhaal can understand the fuss surrounding the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, but he's convinced his peer will do a great job as the Caped Crusader.

13th September 2013

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal enjoyed a candlelit champagne toast with comedian Jimmy Kimmel's new wife Molly on Thursday night (12Sep13) in an effort to make him jealous after the U.S. Tv host confessed to losing his wedding ring, just two months after tying the knot. The skit was filmed for the presenter's late night show Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!.

26th July 2013

Quote: "I haven't met him yet, but he must be a great guy. If she's happy, I'm happy. If she thinks he's a good guy, then he's a good guy." The father of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Alyssa Miller approves of her new romance with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

30th April 2013

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has voiced an audiobook version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated movie adaptation. Gyllenhaal tackles the role of narrator Nick Carraway for the audiobook, which was released in the U.S. earlier this month (Apr13). The role is played by Tobey Maguire in the new film.

24th October 2012

Quote: "I haven't really had any long-term relationships, so I don't know that much about them. I like the idea of them, though. I write songs about love constantly, so I love the idea of it and I love writing about it. We'll see how I end up doing with the actual thing." Singer Taylor Swift hopes to find lasting love one day after dating stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and John Mayer. She is currently romancing Conor Kennedy, the great nephew of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

19th September 2012

Quote: "I'm a pretty average shot. Michael Pena is a great shot - the first time, he was like, eight rounds in the X (target), done. I was all over the map." Jake Gyllenhaal was impressed by his End Of Watch co-star's sharp shooting.

14th September 2012

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has given Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti a big campaign boost by agreeing to screen his hard-hitting new cop new film End of Watch at an upcoming fundraiser and attend the event. Garcetti, a jazz pianist, portrays the city's Mayor in the film.

12th March 2012

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal plays a serial killer in French band The Shoes' new 18-minute video to accompany the song Time To Dance.

8th February 2012

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has added his star power to French band The Shoes‘ video for new single Time To Dance. The Brokeback Mountain actor filmed his cameo in London on Saturday (04Feb12).

21st December 2011

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday (19Dec11) with a low-key dinner with friends and family in New York. The actress dined at a steakhouse in Brooklyn with guests including his sister Maggie and his Love and Other Drugs co-star Oliver Platt.

18th May 2011

Fact: U.K. film fans have named Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's forbidden love in Brokeback Mountain their favourite screen romance. Gyllenhaal and the late Ledger starred as gay cowboys who share an illicit affair in the 2005 drama, which topped a poll by LoveFilm.com.

1st April 2011

Quote: "I was actually once staying at a hotel and I saw, outside of my room, a guy proposed to a girl... I opened the door and I was like, 'Congratulations!'" Jake Gyllenhaal witnessed a marriage proposal in a hotel corridor.

31st March 2011

Quote: "If it means saving lives... I would donate my body for medical science." Jake Gyllenhaal.

31st March 2011

Quote: "I do Kung Fu and that helps me to find the peace I need to find." Jake Gyllenhaal on how he avoids the craziness of Hollywood.

21st March 2011

Quote: "It's incredibly timely now, just in the wake of so many things going on in the world. It's a weird irony to be publicising a movie in the middle of a situation like this." Jake Gyllenhaal feels strange to be promoting his new action movie Source Code in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which recently devastated Japan.

19th January 2011

Quote: "She's the only person I've ever met that I can't function around." TWILIGHT star Kristen Stewart was starstruck after meeting Rilo Kiley frontwoman and Jake Gyllenhaal's ex-girlfriend Jenny Lewis.

17th January 2011

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal, who reportedly ended his romance with Taylor Swift this month (Jan11), took his ex-girlfriend Jenny Lewis to the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (16Jan11). The pair has remained friends since they dated back in 2001.

12th January 2011

Quote: "I first met Natalie at a Star Wars convention; I was waiting in line for her to sign my Queen Amidala doll. I'm really hoping she wins the Oscar because if she does then that doll is gonna be worth a s**tload of money." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about his first meeting with BROTHERS co-star Natalie Portman.

10th January 2011

Quote: "Natalie is the Audrey Hepburn of our generation. She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows... is talented, really short, funny, smart, dedicated, incredibly kind." Jake Gyllenhaal gushes about his ex-girlfriend, pregnant actress Natalie Portman.

15th December 2010

Quote: "My phone kept ringing at home and it was 6.30 in the morning and I had like 25 emails, which is either awesome, or disconcerting at certain times in your life. There are times when it's so awesome to be tired, and this is one of those times." Jake Gyllenhaal feels happy but exhausted after an early morning call to announce his Golden Globe nomination for LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "The reality of love is it can be amazing and a little panicking too." Jake Gyllenhaal admits falling in love can be scary.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "He would send me pictures from the set of Green Lantern and I was like, 'That looks so cool!'" Jake Gyllenhaal shares his love of comic books with his brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, who co-stars alongside Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming big screen adaptation.

19th November 2010

Quote: "I've had a pretty illustrious career at this point and the hardest thing was pretending to be turned on by Anne Hathaway, and I pride myself, I can really pull that off!" Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about his natural attraction to his LOVE & OTHER DRUGS co-star ANNE HATHAWAY.

19th November 2010

Quote: "It's very much like football; there are plays and you have to look for holes in her defence! I'm sorry, I didn't mean it like that!" Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tries to explain how sex scenes with his LOVE & OTHER DRUGS co-star Anne Hathaway had to be carefully choreographed to appear tasteful onscreen.

18th November 2010

Quote: "We did this little movie called Brokeback Mountain together. We'd cinematically been devirginised... Sixty per cent of the movie we don't have our clothes on." Jake Gyllenhaal was comfortable working with Anne Hathaway as his onscreen lover again in new movie LOVE & OTHER DRUGS.

18th November 2010

Quote: "Looking at Prince William and Kate, it's a true inspiration, a royal inspiration. I'm fascinated by them, I just can't get enough of the royal family." Actor Jake Gyllenhaal admits he is eager to find lasting love after the announcement of the British royal's impending wedding to longterm girlfriend Kate Middleton. The movie star has been romantically linked to Taylor Swift.

16th November 2010

Quote: "Ed did get naked with us for one shot. It terrified me and he was so eager to do it too. I just wish we were shooting some kind of horror film. We could use that as a close up!" Director Edward Zwick stripped to make Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway feel more comfortable during their sexy scenes on LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS - but managed to do the opposite.

4th November 2010

Quote: "I'm desperate to work with Michelle Williams again. That's what I think is so incredible about having had the luck to have lasted in this business so far." Jake Gyllenhaal is keen to reunite onscreen with his Brokeback Mountain co-star MICHELLE WILLIAMS.

4th November 2010

Quote: "That movie continues to last, and a large part of that has to do with how extraordinary Heath Ledger was, and what an extraordinary force he was as an actor. If he were still alive everybody would be clamouring to work with him. I just feel honoured to have worked with him and to have called him a friend." Jake Gyllenhaal on his late Brokeback Mountain co-star HEATH LEDGER.

20th October 2010

Quote: "I was pregnant and I was a f**king nightmare, a hormonal... mess. We managed to stay friends through it anyway." Gwyneth Paltrow on her friendship with PROOF co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

20th October 2010

Quote: "She's not a mere mortal like the rest of us. She's an internet-savvy, chicken-cooking Academy Award-winning octolingual... mother-of-two lifestyle guru... Thanks for making all of us look lazy." Jake Gyllenhaal pays tribute to pal Gwyneth Paltrow at Monday's (18Oct10) Elle Women in Hollywood gala in Los Angeles.

5th October 2010

Quote: Some of my earliest memories are of my sister coming back from doing a rehearsal for some musical during elementary school. I would watch her, and I realised that she got attention that way. I joined her and we would put on shows together and she would always boss me around... I never got to be the star. I did everything wrong according to her." Hollywood hunk Jake Gyllenhaal spent his youth being ordered about by his big sister Maggie Gyllenhaal.

5th October 2010

Quote: "Look guys, I'm not 30 yet! Can you cut it with the 30 comments?... I guess you get to a point at 30 or somewhere and you say, 'What I am, is what I am and that's what I'm going to be and that's all good. I don't need to be anything else.' And that's kind of how I feel." Jake Gyllenhaal insists he isn't worried about reaching the milestone in December (10).

3rd June 2010

Quote: "I meditate. I cycle for hours. It's not a physical activity for me as much as it's a mental activity. I practice kung fu and wing chun." Actor Jake Gyllenhaal enjoys working out to clear his mind.

28th May 2010

Fact: Zac Efron will receive the Shining Star Award at the Maui Film Festival. in Hawaii next month (Jun10). Previous recipients include Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal.

27th May 2010

Quote: "It's very uncomfortable. You know, particularly because she gives a great performance... The more committed you are to the part, the weirder it is for your family to watch those things." Jake Gyllenhaal find it hard to watch his sister MAGGIE's sexy big screen scenes.

26th May 2010

Quote: "He's been nice about my accent... He said that I'd done a good job, so when you have the official certificate from Ben Kingsley, I think you're good." Jake Gyllenhaal got the accent thumbs up from Prince of Persia co-star Sir Ben Kingsley.

19th May 2010

Quote: "They just want to be around him. He makes you feel really good. He's very sweet and he doesn't take himself too seriously, which is very refreshing." Gemma Arterton loved working with PRINCE OF PERSIA co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

19th May 2010

Quote: "Anything with a brain the size of a pea which can tear your face off is terrifying." Jake Gyllenhaal confirms reports he's terrified of ostriches are true.

14th May 2010

Quote: "I would love to be a daddy one day. That would be the biggest honour." Jake Gyllenhaal sees children in his future.

13th May 2010

Quote: "It's a responsibility I'm proud to have." Jake Gyllenhaal takes his role as godfather to his late pal Heath Ledger's daughter MATILDA seriously.

11th May 2010

Quote: "I wish I could go back and tell that eight-year-old kid who was playing the game that, one day, twentysome odd years later, he would be playing the lead in a Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster movie based on that video game, and just see how his eyes would pop out of his head and how excited he would be. For me, that's kind of how I felt while I was making the movie; I felt like I was unlocking that piece of my childhood again. It was fun every day, running and jumping and fighting bad guys." Jake Gyllenhaal's childhood dreams came true when he landed the lead role in new action film PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME.

11th May 2010

Quote: "I hired a camel in Los Angeles and I rode it around for 15 hours a day and I would only eat twigs and berries... and drink water from the sewers, which really (helps you} drop weight." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about his bulked-up look for new movie Prince of Persia.

9th May 2010

Quote: "There is a very early entry in my diary from when I was six and it says, 'Soccer is my life!' I played school soccer and it became my obsession. Of course, I'll be watching the games. I would really like to go to the World Cup finals." Jake Gyllenhaal has always loved soccer.

9th May 2010

Quote: "It was hot but it was fun. The desert is really cleansing, the sand exfoliates your skin and there is a nice, warm, dry sun." Being on the set of PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME had beauty benefits for Jake Gyllenhaal.

7th April 2010

Quote: "In a list of fears of the movie, number one would be ostriches, number two would be the accent, number three would be sword fighting." Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal on filming new action movie PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME.

31st March 2010

Quote: "He's a very good kisser. I can't complain!" Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is full of praise for actor Jake Gyllenhaal's lip-locking skills after sharing a kiss with the movie hunk in upcoming action film PRINCE OF PERSIA.

5th December 2009

Quote: "I've been making a movie with Annie Hathaway, great actress, and we've been having a lot of love scenes in that movie, and we've been baring almost all of us, so that's not been that bad... We were pretty much naked, except for a merkin (fake pubic hair)." Jake Gyllenhaal on shooting Love & Other Things with his Brokeback Mountain wife.

24th November 2009

Quote: "People have very often said to me that I look like Tobey. To all those cab drivers in New York, I'm not Spider-Man!" Jake Gyllenhaal is often mistaken for his The Brothers co-star Tobey Maguire.

24th November 2009

Quote: "I'd like to tell all the cab drivers in New York that I'm not Spider-Man." Jake Gyllenhaal on being mistaken for his BROTHERS co-star Tobey Maguire.

22nd November 2009

Quote: "Jake is the kind of guy who can do a spot-on impression of someone you work with that will make you giggle. He plays guitar and has a great voice. Kids and dogs love him. He loves his mom and sister and girlfriend. He's perfect. Too bad he's ugly." Natalie Portman jokes about her The Brothers co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

18th November 2009

Quote: “It would be nice to see him, but we’re not good friends.” Kirsten Dunst hasn't kept in touch with her ex-boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal.

21st October 2009

Quote: "Jake is a great cook, he does a lot. We spend the weekends outside L.A., in Ojai, where I have a farmhouse. We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it. It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennessee." Reese Witherspoon on life away from Hollywood with boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal.

24th September 2009

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal has been immortalised in Lego to mark his upcoming turn in Disney movie PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME. The miniature action figure will be released next year (10) to coincide with the film's release in May, 2010.

27th August 2009

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Applegate are part of an all-star line up due to appear in a new Sesame Street-style production which aims to teach Jewish-American children about Jewish culture. SHALOM SESAME will be a 12-part series and is due to air in the U.S. next year (10).

23rd May 2009

Fact: Thursday night's (21May09) basketball showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets was an all-star affair - Denzel Washington, Leonardo Dicaprio, Will Ferrell and Jake Gyllenhaal were spotted among the celebrity visitors to Staples Center, while Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise treated their sons to courtside tickets.

23rd March 2009

Fact: Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 33rd birthday with a star-studded party at boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal's Los Angeles home on Saturday (21Mar09). Guests included Robert Downey Jr. and his wife SUSAN, as well as the actor's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her partner Peter Sarsgaard. Witherspoon spent her actual birthday, on Sunday (22Mar09), at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie MONSTERS VS. ALIENS.

4th March 2009

Quote: "He's fabulous. He really is a fantastic guy." Actress Reese Witherspoon gushes about longtime boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal.

28th February 2009

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal makes a cameo appearance in his JARHEAD co-star and singer Jamie Foxx's new music video for the song BLAME IT.

19th February 2009

Quote: "You wont recognise Jake Gyllenhaal at all, hes huge. No steroids, he just worked hard, lots of cycling. Ive seen most of the movie and it looks fantastic." Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the muscly star of his latest film, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME.

24th December 2008

Fact: Glenn Close, Ricky Gervais, and Jake Gyllenhaal have been added to the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which will broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton in California on 11 January (09).

14th November 2008

Quote: "I guess I've gotten buff. It's going to turn into fat and I'm going to be happy." Jake Gyllenhaal on getting fit for new movie PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME.

12th May 2008

Quote: "It's so humbling, I try to ignore it." Lance Armstrong is humbled by the prospect of being portrayed by actor Jake Gyllenhaal in a rumoured biopic of the Tour de France winning cyclist.

8th May 2008

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal dated former first daughter Chelsea Clinton when they were both teenagers, according to reports. The pair met through their parents in 1999 and stepped out together for a few months, before deciding they weren't a good match.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "She can grow a mean goatee!" Actor Jake Gyllenhaal quips about one of girlfriend Reese Witherspoon's bizarre natural talents.

1st November 2007

Quote: "When she was first going to auditions, everyone was telling her she wasn't sexy, not sexual. Now she's treated like a sex object. Strange." Jake Gyllenhaal ponders his sister MAGGIE's career path.

30th October 2007

Fact: New Hollywood couple Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal arrived at pal Kate Hudson's Halloween party on Saturday night (27Oct07) wearing masks in a bid to avoid the paparazzi. WALK THE LINE Oscar winner Witherspoon also donned a platinum wig.

28th February 2007

Quote: "He's still out there... It was in the 70s but they never solved it so it's kinda creepy... 'cos it's coming out this weekend. To think that he's still out there is kinda freaking me out." Jake Gyllenhaal is nervous about the US release of his new thriller ZODIAC, which focuses on the Zodiac Killer who terrorised San Francisco, California 30 years ago.

17th February 2007

Quote: "You could say he's too sensitive for this industry... He's nice, all right, but he's also wet, dark and wild." Robert Downey Jr on ZODIAC co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

16th February 2007

Quote: "Sometimes what I actually love to do is go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered." Jake Gyllenhaal on his rural hobbies.

6th October 2006

Fact: The complete wardrobes worn by Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain will be auctioned off this Saturday (07OCT06) at the Human Rights Campaign's 10th annual dinner in Washington DC. The proceeds will go to the gay rights organisation in America.

5th October 2006

Fact: Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother.

7th July 2006

Fact: Pals Matthew Mcconaughey and Jake Gyllenhaal have hired a tough taskmaster to perfect their cycling skills in the Hollywood Hills - Tour De France champion LANCE ARMSTRONG.

2nd May 2006

Quote: "Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal actually were, this is going to sound vulgar, but they were two big notches on my belt." BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star Anne Hathaway, on working with two of her male idols.

16th March 2006

Quote: "He's really smart. They wanted to make the cutest dog ever!" Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has a bad case of puppy love when it comes to his puggle (a pug and beagle mix), BOO RADLEY.

15th March 2006

Quote: "It was definitely like walking on the moon for the first time, but it wasn't the butt of a mule; I was kissing a human being with a soul." Heath Ledger on kissing Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.

20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can't even believe I've got this for it." Jake Gyllenhaal after scooping the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Brokeback Mountain. </p>

19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can't even believe I've got this for it." Jake Gyllenhaal after scooping the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Brokeback Mountain. </p>

30th January 2006

Quote: <p>"We made out and they had a baby." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about Brokeback Mountain gay sex scenes with Heath Ledger, who fell for his co-star Michelle Williams during the making of the hit film. </p>

29th January 2006

Quote: <p>"There have been times when I've been working with women and they've just said, 'Hey, I've faked it before, I can fake it again.'" Actor Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the intricacies of filming love scenes with his co-stars. </p>

19th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Yeah don't f**k with my food or I'll kick your a**. I just love it." Actor Jake Gyllenhaal on his obsession with food. </p>

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Yeah, don't f**k with my food or I'll kick your ass! I just love it." Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal on his passion for food. </p>

1st November 2005

Quote: <p>"I do like to take my clothes off." Jake Gyllenhaal on his nude scene in new war movie JARHEAD. </p>

31st October 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother. </p>

5th October 2005

Fact: <p>One gay sex scene in Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's bold new movie Brokeback Mountain took 13 takes throughout one full day to perfect. </p>

29th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal have been chosen to receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Actress and Actor of the Year Awards on 24 October (05) by the Hollywood Film Festival. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I actually ate two or three bars of Cadbury's chocolate each day to get as hyperactive as JAKE. I just got fat by the end of the film." Laid-back movie star Heath Ledger went to extremes to compete with Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. </p>

27th August 2005

Quote: <p>"He had to go through deep hypnosis to even remember." Matt Damon jokes about the fact his The Brothers Grimm co-star Heath Ledger has wiped his much-publicised same sex kiss with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain from his memory. </p>

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