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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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

- 1484 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 >

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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 >

- 1613 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 >

- 1656 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- The Ripped One

Jake Gyllenhaal -- The Ripped One

With his rippling biceps in full display, Jake Gyllenhaal worked up a sweat while listening to music on a jog through Pittsburgh on Wednesday.The buff 28-year-old really knows how to pump up the… READ MORE >

- 1744 days ago
Reese -- A Sight for Sore Eye

Reese -- A Sight for Sore Eye

Reese Witherspoon is cruisin' for a bruisin' ... under her eye.Jake Gyllenhaal's 33-year-old girlfriend was sportin' a bit of a shiner under her left eye in Brentwood yesterday. Looks like "Just… READ MORE >

- 1828 days ago
Jake & Reese -- A Perfect Match

Jake & Reese -- A Perfect Match

The only thing more nauseating than twins dressing alike -- couples who do it.Check out the His and Hers workout digs Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon were sporting yesterday in D.C.At least… READ MORE >

- 1845 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Coachella's #1 Fan

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Coachella's #1 Fan

Looking none too pleased to have his photo taken, Jake Gyllenhaal, along with GF Reese Witherspoon and actress Busy Phillips, tried his best to enjoy Jenny Lewis' performance at Coachella last… READ MORE >

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