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Jake Gyllenhaal


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Birthday: December 19, 1980

Height: 6'0'' (or so he claims)

Nationality: American

Heritage: Russian Jewish and Swedish (noble)

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA



Zodiac (2006) (filming) .... Robert Graysmith

Jarhead (2005) .... Swoff

Proof (2005) .... Hal

Brokeback Mountain (2005) .... Jack Twist

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005) .... Narrator

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) .... Sam Hall

Moonlight Mile (2002) .... Joe Nast

Highway (2002/I) .... Pilot Kelson

The Good Girl (2002) .... Holden Worther

Lovely & Amazing (2001) .... Jordan

Bubble Boy (2001) .... Jimmy Livingston

Donnie Darko (2001) .... Donnie Darko

... aka Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)

October Sky (1999) .... Homer Hickam

Homegrown (1998) .... Jake/Blue Kahan

"Homicide: Life on the Street"

... aka Homicide (USA: informal short title)

- Bop Gun (1994) TV Episode .... Matt Ellison

Josh and S.A.M. (1993) .... Leon

A Dangerous Woman (1993) (as Jacob Gyllenhaal) .... Edward

City Slickers (1991) .... Danny Robbins

Bio and Trivia

Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).

Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.

Graduated Harvard-Westlake (private) high school [1998]

Played brother to real life sister Maggie Gyllenhaal in their movie Donnie Darko (2001).

Received his first driving lesson from Paul Newman.

His fans refer to themselves as "Gyllenhaalics"

His last name is pronounced Jill-en-hall.

He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England.

Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.

Was named one of People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors [2004]

Is close friends with Natalie Portman and Bryce Dallas Howard.

His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, and he has a dog, Atticus, named after its main character.

Auditioned for and what was one of the top 8 contenders for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins (2005).

Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. He never had any life-saving incidents, but did perform one lesser rescue. A swimmer had been stung on the leg by a jellyfish, and Gyllenhaal helped relieve the pain of the stings -- by urinating on the swimmer's leg.

Godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis.

Although they broke up in July 2004, he and Kirsten Dunst still have an on and off relationship.

Gained 5 pounds of muscles for his role in Jarhead (2005)

When asked who his idols are he said Anthony Quinn, Paul Newman, Sean Penn, Bruce Springsteen and Bono.

Spent two years at Columbia University. One of his professors was Robert Thurman, Uma Thurman's father.

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Here's some video clips! :wub:

http://www.youtube.com/?v=2bwLGiisuIs - Singing Night Fever at the Critics' Choice Awards

http://www.youtube.com/?v=u57liRhBaag - Being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest at the SAG red carpet

http://www.youtube.com/?v=yevTeyqPBe0 - Presenting a nomination for BBM with costar Heath Ledger at the SAG awards

http://www.youtube.com/?v=sNw6aBBMFUI - Brokeback Mountain clips

Ahh he's so cute...

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A couple more facts on Jake...

  • One of his favorite books is To kill a Mockingbird.
  • He loves cooking.
  • Favorite color is green.
  • Wears contacts.
  • Used to be in a band called 'holeshot'.
  • Loves Harry Potter.
  • Once arrested by Rent-o-Cops over a dare.
  • He likes woodwork.
  • Used to be a bus boy.
  • Worked as a lifeguard when he was younger.

I was so upset when he didn't win that Acedamy Award! He should have won :cry: Oh well, he's a good sport and Jake will get there! ;)

Here are some more pics, he is so cute, adorable and schmexy at the same time. I :heart: his smile


Blend-type thing, Made by me.


800x600 Wallpaper, Made by me.

Lyrics An Ocean In Between -- Written by my friend David of PBR.

Its my first ever wallpaper so... lol.


If you want the original pics from the Wallpaper and Blend thing, Let me know so I can post them up. ;)


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he looks like my bf in the second pic of second row.oh jeez.. :drool: :wub:

Oh jeez is RIGHT!! :o

My boyfriend says he looks deformed and like a beagle.

He is always saying, ''why do you think he's so hot?? Should I just go smash my face and disfigure myself so you'll think I'm hotter?''

He'll never understand, whatta weirdo. But I don't understand why he has so many Vida Guerra wallpapers.

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