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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, 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 >

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 >

- 2159 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 >

- 2243 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 >

- 2260 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 >

- 2324 days ago
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 >

- 2328 days ago
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 >

- 2350 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 >

- 2368 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 >

- 2392 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 >

- 2404 days ago

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