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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal ( /ˈdʒɪlənhɔːl/ JIL-ən-hawl; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film named The Good Girl alongside actress Jennifer Aniston. In 2004, he appeared in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event. He then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has since played the lead roles in many notable films, including Zodiac (2007), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Love and Other Drugs (2010), Source Code (2011), and End of Watch (2012). Gyllenhaal has promoted various political and social causes. He has appeared in Rock the Vote advertising,

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Jake Gyllenhaal -- Gang Violence Witness

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Gang Violence Witness

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena witnessed the aftermath of gang violence Wednesday night, as they rode with cops who responded to a bloody gang shooting in South L.A.  The two actors, who… READ MORE >

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Bathroom Run-in at SXSW

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Bathroom Run-in at SXSW

Jake Gyllenhaal was the victim of a serious Guy Code violation during a screening of his movie "Source Code" at SXSW -- when a guy tried to take his picture ... in the bathroom!We're told Jake was… READ MORE >

- 1600 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Driving Miss Swift

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Driving Miss Swift

Jake Gyllenhaal went cruising with rumored girlfriend Taylor Swift in L.A. on Thursday.The 29-year-old is definitely the one in the driver's seat in this relationship. READ MORE >

- 1694 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Return of the Phantom Phallus

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Return of the Phantom Phallus

There's been much debate on whether Jake Gyllenhaal's penis makes a cameo in "Love & Other Drugs" -- so we asked his (Jake's) co-star, Josh Gad, to solve the mystery. Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 1696 days ago
Ryan vs. Jake: Who'd You Rather?

Ryan vs. Jake
Who'd You Rather?

Sexy stud Ryan Gosling, 30, and handsome hunk Jake Gyllenhaal, 29, made every one swoon at the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1699 days ago
Another Coffee Date for Jake & Taylor

Another Coffee Date for
Jake & Taylor

After being spotted getting cozy at a coffee shop in Tennessee this weekend, rumored couple Jake Gyllenhaal, 29, and Taylor Swift, 20, enjoyed another intimate cup of joe at the Frothy Monkey in… READ MORE >

- 1703 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal Bottoms Out at Lakers Game

Jake Gyllenhaal Bottoms Out at Lakers Game

Jake Gyllenhaal had great seats at last nights Lakers vs. Celtics game -- but by the way he stretched his neck to check out this taut tush ... it seems dude was more interested by the action in… READ MORE >

- 1868 days ago
Ryan vs. Jake: Who'd You Rather?

Ryan vs. Jake
Who'd You Rather?

Reese Witherspoon's ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and her ex-boyfriend "Prince of Persia" star Jake Gyllenhaal are two very healthy young men.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1900 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- On the Rebound

Jake Gyllenhaal -- On the Rebound

While at the Lakers game last night, newly single Jake Gyllenhaal kept his eyes planted firmly on the, er, court.The 29-year-old stud is a baller. See Also Jake Gyllenhaal -- The Ripped One Jake… READ MORE >

- 1997 days ago
Jake, Maggie Gyllenhaal's Parents End Marriage

Jake, Maggie Gyllenhaal's Parents End Marriage

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal's parents -- TV director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer Naomi Foner -- officially ended their marriage on Christmas Eve.Both Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are adults,… READ MORE >

- 2040 days ago

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