Gyllenhaal attending the premiere of Proof.
|Born||Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
December 19, 1980
Los Angeles, California, United States
Naomi Foner Gylllenhaal
|Relatives||Maggie Gyllenhaal (sister)|
|Awards||NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005 Brokeback Mountain
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at 11 years old. He has appeared in diverse roles since his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, followed by the 2001 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 portraying a role that entered popular shorthand as a "gay cowboy" in the controversial but highly lauded film Brokeback Mountain.
|1991||City Slickers||Danny Robbins|
|1993||Josh and S.A.M.||Leon|
|1999||October Sky||Homer Hickam Jr.|
|2001||Donnie Darko||Donald J. "Donnie" Darko|
|Bubble Boy||Jimmy Livingston|
|Lovely & Amazing||Jordan|
|Moonlight Mile||Joe Nast|
|The Good Girl||Thomas 'Holden' Worther|
|2003||Abby Singer||Himself (cameo)|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||Sam Hall|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Jack Twist|
|Jarhead||Anthony Swofford ("Swoff")|
|Proof||Harold 'Hal' Dobbs|
|2009||Untitled Moon Project|||
|2002||Young Hollywood Awards||Breakthrough Performance - Male||Won|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Male Lead||Nominated||Donnie Darko|
|2003||Chlotrudis Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|DVD Exclusive Awards||DVD Premiere Award, Best Actor||Nominated||Highway|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male||Nominated||The Good Girl|
|2005||National Board of Review||Best Supporting Actor||Won||Brokeback Mountain|
|2006||MTV Movie Awards||Best Performance||Won|
|Screen Actors Guild||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Award||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|BAFTA||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actor||Nominated||Jarhead|
|National Arts Awards||Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence||Won|
|BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
for Brokeback Mountain
for Little Miss Sunshine
- Pronounced JILL-en-hall [['dʒɪlənhɑl]].
- Roger Ebert (2005-12-16). "Brokeback Mountain". RogerEbert.com. http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051215/REVIEWS/51019006. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- Scott Bowles (2006-01-09). "'Brokeback' defies gay cowboy label". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2006-01-09-brokeback-sidebar_x.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- "Jake Gyllenhaal Filmography". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0350453/. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
- "National Arts Awards". ArtsUSA.org. http://www.artsusa.org/services/annual_awards/naa/. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
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