Jake Gyllenhaal

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  • Name: Jake Gyllenhaal ( Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal )
  • Date of birth: 19 December 1980.
  • Age: 36 years
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, USA
  • Growth: 182
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: not married

    Jake Gyllenhaal: biography

    American actor and heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal was born December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles (California). He was lucky with the family she may have determined his future. Father Jake — a Director and his mother a writer.

    Jake was the second child in the family, his older sister Maggie is also later became an actress. Parents trying to raise children strictly in accordance with the aristocratic tradition, because the clan Gyllenhaal was known in secular circles of Switzerland.

    Jake has a lot of blood, but he considers himself a Jew. At the age of 13, as befits a Jewish boys, he went through a bar mitzvah. Wealthy parents have picked out for this abode of the homeless. They wanted the son appreciated that he has respected family values and traditions.

    In school years, Jake Gyllenhaal worked, to travel with your family around the world. Ontold already understand that money is earned hard. He washed dishes in a restaurant kitchen, worked as a guard about on the beaches.

    After school, the guy enrolled in Columbia University. This University was the mother tongue of their family, because it at the time, he studied his mother and sister. But Gyllenhaal, Jr., learning quickly tired of it — he finished the first course and left the University.

    The guy decided to devote himself acting career and such parents to settle into the film industry of Hollywood was much easier.


    For the first time, Jake starred in the film when he was 11 years old. His debut was the picture of «City slickers». Then my dad gave him small roles in his other films.

    After the first year at the University, Jake was invited for the lead role in «October sky.» He was able to accurately convey the character of a man of Homer, who wanted to build rockets. In the fantasy film «Donnie Darko» actor has proved just as brilliantly. He played in a pair with her sister.

    Then the streak Jake Gyllenhaal over — paintings, in which he starred, did not find violent response from the audience. Luck and success came to him after roles in the film «the day after tomorrow». The film grossed over half a billion dollars.

    After a year of Jake Gyllenhal said all of Hollywood. Drama «Brokeback mountain,» which tells the story of homosexual love between two colleagues, touched on forbidden, but so attractive for the audience and topic. Jake with all the depth of her acting talent showed weakness and sacrifice your character to overwhelm his passion and the idea that love has no gender.

    Solidified his fame in the films «Jarhead,» «zodiac,» «the Captive». In 2006, Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated for an Oscar, but a coveted statuette is not received. But he was a BAFTA award and other prestigious awards as «Oscar» may be yet to come.

    Personal life

    After the premiere of «Brokeback mountain», the Newspapers started talking about bisexuality Jake: too much it most likely played a role. The actor denied these rumours and did not hide his joy that his talent is appreciated. With a partner on «Brokeback mountain» Jake tied real friendship — he baptized the daughter of his friend.

    In 2001, Jake Gyllenhaal briefly dated Jenny Lewis. The following year sister introduced him to actress Kirsten dunst. Their affair lasted almost two years. Next was a series of short novels with a partner for the set. In autumn 2010, journalists started talking about a new passion of Jake singer country music Taylor swift. They met less than three months until the New year, Jake Gyllenhaal was free.

    One of the latest partners of the actor — model Alice Miller. Lovers often appeared in public together and lived under one roof, but soon between them ran a cat.» Rumor has it that Alice did not stand the test of distance, when Jake flew to the next picture. Some sources claim that Jake Gyllenhaal ran away because, unlike Alice, was not ready for a serious relationship.

    In an interview, Hollywood actor admitted that his main task in life is to find the right woman. And while he remains one of the most eligible bachelors of Hollywood.


    • «City slickers»
    • «A dangerous woman»
    • «October sky»
    • «Zodiac»
    • «Donnie Darko»
    • «Moonlight mile»
    • «Marines»
    • «Brokeback mountain»
    • «Prince of Persia: the Sands of time»
    • «Love and other drugs»


    Jake Gyllenhaal and alyssa Miller

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