Jake Gyllenhaal Biography | 411Celeb.com
  • Jake Gyllenhaal Biography

    Born: December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA

    An Academy Award-nominated actor, Jake Gyllenhaal has established himself as one of the finest actors of his generation with an array of emotionally searing and physically challenging roles defining his body of work.

    Gyllenhaal most recently starred in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler”, one of the actor’s boldest and most acclaimed performances to date. Playing an eccentric loner who finds his calling as an investigative crime journalist who will stop at nothing to get the story, Gyllenhaal received BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Independent Spirit Award nominations and was recognized as Best Actor of 2014 from numerous critics groups.

    In January 2015 Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Nick Payne’s “Constellations”, which opened to rave reviews. The actor made his New York stage debut in 2012 starring in “If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet”, for the Roundabout Theatre Company, which earned him nominations from the Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards. It was his first stage performance since 2002, when he starred in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of “This is Our Youth” on London's West End, for which he won an Evening Standard Theater Award for “Outstanding Newcomer.”

    Working with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers in both independent and studio films, Gyllenhaal starred in Ang Lee's classic “Brokeback Mountain”, for which he received an Oscar® nomination and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor; David Ayer’s “End of Watch”, which placed in several critics’ Top 10 Films of 2012 including the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films; Dennis Villeneuve’s highly acclaimed films “Prisoners” and “Enemy”; Richard Kelly's cult hit “Donnie Darko”; Jim Sheridan's “Brothers”; David Fincher's “Zodiac”; Sam Mendes' “Jarhead”; John Madden's “Proof”; Miguel Arteta's “The Good Girl”; Brad Silberling's “Moonlight Mile”; Nicole Holofcener's “Lovely and Amazing”; Joe Johnston's “October Sky”; and Ed Zwick's “Love and Other Drugs”, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. 

    This year Gyllenhaal will be seen alongside Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke in Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest” for Working Title and Universal in September. The film is based on the true story of the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster. He will star in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama, “Southpaw” for The Weinstein Company opening on July 24. The story follows a prizefighter (Gyllenhaal) on his journey to the top, struggling to maintain his career while everything around him is falling apart. Gyllenhaal will also star opposite Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition”, which was acquired by Fox Searchlight.

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