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Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. He has appeared in diverse roles since his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, followed by the 2001 indie cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teen and onscreen brother to his real-life sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow he portrayed a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event, alongside Dennis Quaid as his father. He then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he won critical acclaim as Jack Twist in the film Brokeback Mountain opposite Heath Ledger.

Jake Gyllenhaal Info

Birth nameJacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1980
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1991 – present
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 Annie and I had already had s*x on film in Brokeback Mountain, so I wasn’t too nervous. There’s something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It’s all about rhythm. There’s a rhythm to writing, there’s a rhythm to sports and there’s a rhythm to s*x. 
— Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't nervous about acting in intimate scenes with Anne Hathaway on the sets of Love and Other Drugs / November 02, 2010
 We talked about what we thought was sexy, about what were the things that interested us, and through the discussion became pretty intimate with each other, 
— Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't nervous about acting in intimate scenes with Anne Hathaway on the sets of Love and Other Drugs / November 02, 2010
 I feel like she’s a comrade. The thing about Anne is that she develops her characters in absolute detail. To the point where she went down to the Lower East Side to buy fluorescent bras for her character. I knew Annie could f***ing kill it. 
— Jake Gyllenhaal said of her co-star Anne Hathaway / November 02, 2010
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 Look guys, I’m not 30 yet! Can you cut it with the 30 comments? I feel more like myself. I feel like now, it’s just the beginning, 
— Jake Gyllenhaal / October 05, 2010
 I guess you get to a point at 30 or somewhere and you say, ‘What I am, is what I am and that’s what I’m going to be and that’s all good. I don’t need to be anything else.’ And that’s kind of how I feel. Some of my earliest memories are of my sister [Maggie Gyllenhaal] coming back from doing a rehearsal for some musical during elementary school. I would watch her, and I realized that she got attention that way. I joined her and we would put on shows together and she would always boss me around. She would put on a stage performance of Cats for me, and I would be a lone, poor cat sitting in the corner while my sister performed. I never got to be the star. I did everything wrong according to her. 
— Jake Gyllenhaal / October 05, 2010

 It’s daunting trying to do any kind of service as an American to such a beautiful, fluid speech pattern that you all have, We are just barbarians in comparison. 
— Jake Gyllenhaal struggled to master British accent preparing for his role in Prince of Persia / May 13, 2010