Winner of the 2005 Best Supporting Actor awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the National Board of Review, Gyllenhaal also earned Oscar and SAG nominations for his poignant performance as 'Jack Twist' in Ang Lee's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
Gyllenhaal is currently in production on Ed Zwick's LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS opposite Anne Hathaway and recently completed filming PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME as the lead role of Prince Dastan. The highly anticipated Bruckheimer film will be released by Disney on May 28th, 2010. Gyllenhaal was last seen in Gavin Hood's RENDITION opposite Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Reese Witherspoon and Peter Sarsgaard. He also starred in David Fincher's critically acclaimed ZODIAC opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.
Other film credits include Sam Mendes' JARHEAD opposite Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard, John Madden's PROOF opposite Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow, Miguel Arteta's THE GOOD GIRL opposite Jennifer Aniston and John C. Reilly, Brad Silberling's MOONLIGHT MILE opposite Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon, Nicole Holofcener's LOVELY AND AMAZING opposite Catherine Keener, Richard Kelly's cult hit DONNIE DARKO, and Joe Johnston's OCTOBER SKY, opposite Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.
On stage Gyllenhaal starred in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of This is Our Youth, opposite Anna Paquin and Hayden Christensen. The show ran in London's West End for eight weeks and garnered Gyllenhaal with the Evening Standard Theater Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Facts
|Birth Name||Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal|
|Birthday||December 19, 1980 (40)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal compared to you?|
|Awards||2006 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Supporting Role (for Brokeback Mountain)|
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