Date of Birth:
December 19, 1980
Los Angeles, California, United States Best Quotes:
“I admire actors and artists who devote just as much time to their life as they do to their work.”
“The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I'm not interested in making films that no one remembers.”
“I think my strength is to do a take all the way through. I am definitely not someone who can do a sprint. Maybe I am not that smart, but it takes me a while to find the moment, and I like to be pushed toward it.”
Jake Gyllenhaal (born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 1980) is an American actor. He first shot to fame with his role in October Sky in 1999. From then on, it was a fast ride to superstardom. He gained critical acclaim for his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, alongside Heath Ledger. Jake was nominated for an Oscar for his role. He has starred in numerous other films including Jarhead, Prisoners and The Day After Tomorrow. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Nightcrawler, for which he lost 30 lbs. for.
Best Known For:
Jake is best known for his role in Brokeback Mountain and other roles. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes and one Oscar.
Jake dated Kirsten Dunst from 2002 to 2004. He later dated Reese Witherspoon from 2007 to 2009. He was also romantically involved with Taylor Swift from 2010 to 2011. He has since dated model Alyssa Miller. He is brother to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.