Jake Gyllenhaal (pronounced Jill-en-hall) was born on December 19th, 1980 in LA, California.
His talented family include his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal (Director), his mother Naomi Foner (Screenwriter) and his sister Maggie who is also a very talented actress.
Jake started his acting career at a very young age,at the mere age of 10 he played opposite Billy Crystal in the hit film City Slickers, as his son. Later he appeared in such films as Josh and S.A.M and Dangerous Women. In 1998 Jake got his first starring role playing Homer Hickam, an aspiring rocket scientist in the uplifting movie October Sky.
Later on he did many other films and starred opposite many well respected actors such as Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Aniston, John C. Reilly, Dennis Quaid and many more. With such films as the cult epic Donnie Darko and the blockbuster hit The Day After Tomorrow, Jake has shown his diversity in the roles that he chooses. This is a rarity in today's young Hollywood.
In 2005 Jake starred in 3 critically acclaimed movies, starting with Proof, in which he starred along side Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow, Brokeback Mountain,a heart wrenching love story between two cowboys during the 1960-70's, and Jarhead a "war" movie alongside Jamie Foxx. Up next for him in 2006, is the thriller Zodiac, a movie about the San Francisco 'Zodiac' killer in which he plays detective Robert Graysmith. The film is directed by David Fincher (Se7en) and is set to release in the Fall.
Jake's other projects include theater. In 2002 he starred alongside Hayden Christensen and Anna Paquin in the London West-End play "This Is Our Youth". He even won the 'Outstanding Newcomer' award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance.
Jake is one of those unique actors with pure talent and a very down to earth personality.
Quoting Mr. Gyllenhaal himself "I don't pick projects because I'm, like, "Oh my God, thats an amazing role." I pick projects because of what it's trying to say- I want to be a part of it, for the message."
เวลาสัมภาษณ์ในรายการต่างๆ ดูเป็นคนสบายๆ ตลกๆ ดีค่ะ ตอนนี้เลยขอแอบลุ้น Jake สำหรับ Oscar ในสาขา Supporting Role คนนึงละกันนะคะ