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Gyllenhaal attending the premiere of Proof.
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal|
December 19, 1980
Los Angeles, California, United States
Naomi Foner Gylllenhaal
|Relatives||Maggie Gyllenhaal (sister)|
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. 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 "[] cowboy" in the controversial but highly acclaimed 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|
- 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). 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.