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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 G. Uses Protection

Jake G. Uses Protection

Jake Gyllenhaal has used the strong arm of the law -- again -- to fend off the paparazzi.Jakie G. flagged down a Santa Monica cop for the second time in two weeks, complaining the pappers were on… READ MORE >

Jake G -- And the Whole World Smiles at You

Jake G -- And the Whole World Smiles at You

We managed to get a smile and a laugh out of Jake Gyllenhaal in Brentwood yesterday, while he was chumming it up with "Amazing Racer"/writer Mike White. That sure as hell beats spit to the feet or… READ MORE >

- 1953 days ago
Riding Jake Gyllenhaal

Riding Jake Gyllenhaal

Wearing protection and spandex, Jake Gyllenhaal got his cardio on and went for a Reese Witherspoon-free bike ride in L.A. on Thursday.Just looking at the 28-year-old stud will help you reach your… READ MORE >

- 1971 days ago
Reese and Jake -- White Powered

Reese and Jake -- White Powered

Jake and Reese are so damn rich, they're reportedly renting this boring, plain, cold London home for $5,900 bucks -- a week!!!The (overpriced) house, isn't huge -- covering only about 1,996 square… READ MORE >

- 1995 days ago
Jake G. Kicks Ass -- Ours!

Jake G. Kicks Ass -- Ours!

Our photog got a kick out of Jake Gyllenhaal today outside court -- as in, Jake mule-kicked him in the leg!Our cameraman was waiting for Jake to return from a scheduled lunch break from jury duty,… READ MORE >

- 2007 days ago
Jake G. Spits Up after Court

Jake G. Spits Up after Court

Jake Gyllenhaal was so bored after his first day of jury service yesterday, he could spit. Yes, we know it doesn't make sense, but he spit as he left the courthouse.Jake's prospective new role:… READ MORE >

- 2008 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Battery Included!

Jake Gyllenhaal -- Battery Included!

Jake Gyllenhaal has more important things to do today than Reese Witherspoon -- he's a prospective juror in a misdemeanor battery case in an L.A. courtroom.Jake is in there right now.This morning… READ MORE >

- 2009 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Ripped for Her Pleasure

Jake Gyllenhaal
Ripped for Her Pleasure

Isn't it illegal for Jake Gyllenhaal to be brandishing his guns in public like this?!Reese Witherspoon should never let him wear sleeves -- or out of her sight. READ MORE >

- 2027 days ago
Jake, Reese and a Rotten Egg

Jake, Reese and a Rotten Egg

Paps are used to walking on egg shells with certain celebrities -- not dodging them!Jake Gyllenhaal celebrated his 28th birthday with Reese Witherspoon at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica… READ MORE >

- 2045 days ago
Jake & Reese Work Things Out

Jake & Reese Work Things Out

With flowing brown locks and wearing buddy Lance Armstrong's signature t-shirt, Jake Gyllenhaal gave GF Reese Witherspoon the runaround in Santa Monica on Thursday. These two can raise anyone's… READ MORE >

- 2104 days ago

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