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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 -- Not Moved by Jamie Foxx's National Anthem (VIDEO)

Jake Gyllenhaal
Not Moved By Jamie's National Anthem

8:20 AM PT -- Jake's rep tells TMZ the actor was not passing judgment on Jamie's performance, saying,  he and Antoine "were laughing at something completely… READ MORE >

Jake Gyllenhaal -- DUDE CAN FIGHT ... Says World Champion Co-Star

Jake Gyllenhaal
DUDE CAN FIGHT ... Says World Champion Co-Star

Jake Gyllenhaal is no boxing fraud -- the guy can brawl for real ... this according to a real deal ex-kickboxing champ who worked with Jake on his new boxing flick.  TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Scary Jacked ... For New Boxing Flick

Jake Gyllenhaal
Scary Jacked ... For New Boxing Flick

Jake Gyllenhaal is a beast.  The actor got insanely ripped for his role in the upcoming "Southpaw" flick ... a movie about a boxer who loses everything and has to fight to get his life… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

What's The Big Frigin'
DIFFERENCE?!

There's something extra special about these dreamy Jake Gyllenhaal photos ... we've hidden some differences in the hunky pics for you to get involved with -- can you see past the stud to spot the… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Philip Seymour Hoffman's GF & Children -- Emotional Funeral Exit

Philip Seymour Hoffman
GF & Children Emotional Funeral Exit

Sad day in New York City Friday -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and their 3 children just exited the Manhattan church where the actor's funeral just ended ... and it… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Check Out My New Bandages

Jake Gyllenhaal
Check Out My New Bandages

Jake Gyllenhaal trotted out his bandage-wrapped hand in Hollywood yesterday ... just days after he was rushed to an ER for slicing his mitt on a mirror.Jake attended a screening of "Prisoners"… READ MORE >

- 591 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- HOSPITALIZED .. Stitches After Punching Mirror

Jake Gyllenhaal
BLOODY KNUCKLES Actor Hospitalized

Jake Gyllenhaal socked a mirror on the L.A. set of his new movie -- slicing up his hand so badly, he was rushed to the hospital to be stitched up. It all went down Wednesday morning, according to… READ MORE >

- 593 days ago
Howard Stern's Beetlejuice -- I Knocked Jake Gyllenhaal the F**k Out

Howard Stern's Beetlejuice
I Knocked Jake Gyllenhaal The F**k Out

Howard Stern fans are gonna LOVE this clip -- Jake Gyllenhaal, on the other hand, might not ... because his former co-star Beetlejuice is talking some serious smack.We ran into Beet in NYC… READ MORE >

- 838 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal Brings Out the Big Guns

Jake Gyllenhaal
Strapped and PACKING HEAT

Looking tough with his shaved head, Jake Gyllenhaal brought out the big guns to portray a cop on the set of his new flick "End of Watch" in L.A. the other day.Jake is definitely bulletproof. READ MORE >

- 1433 days ago
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Wet & Shirtless

Jake Gyllenhaal
Wet & Shirtless

While in Hawaii for his Dad's wedding this weekend, super sexy Jake Gyllenhaal cooled off his ridiculously hot and buff body at the beach in Oahu.We're told Jake's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal was… READ MORE >

- 1434 days ago

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