Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Highest Rated: 100% Hondros (2018)

Lowest Rated: 9% Accidental Love (2015)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1980

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

As the offspring of producer/writer Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal, it is not surprising that Jake Gyllenhaal has been acting since childhood. Raised in Los Angeles, Gyllenhaal acted in school plays and made his winsome screen debut when he was in the fifth grade, playing Billy Crystal's son in the blockbuster summer comedy City Slickers (1991). Keeping it in the family while acting with some of the industry's most notable talents, Gyllenhaal subsequently appeared in his parents' 1993 adaptation of the novel A Dangerous Woman with Debra Winger, and played Robin Williams' son in a 1994 episode of TV's Homicide that was directed by his father. Poised to make the transition from child to adult actor, Gyllenhaal earned rave reviews, heralding him as a star in the making, for his emotionally sincere performance as real-life rocket builder Homer Hickam in the warmly received drama October Sky (1999). Though he opted to stay in school and attend college at Columbia University, Gyllenhaal continued his creative pursuits, playing in a rock band and starring as the oddball title character alongside Drew Barrymore in the Barrymore-produced Sundance Film Festival entrant Donnie Darko (2001). Gyllenhaal could be seen later that same year as the titular character in the ill-fated Bubble Boy.After co-starring on the London stage in This Is Our Youth in spring 2002, Gyllenhaal was declared one half of Entertainment Weekly's "It Gene Pool" (with sister Maggie Gyllenhaal) for his aversion to taking the easy, teen flick route. In keeping with his preference for off-center work, Gyllenhaal coincidentally played the younger love object of choice in two consecutive indie comedies, appearing as Catherine Keener's sensitive boss in Nicole Holofcener's slyly witty Lovely & Amazing (2002) and Jennifer Aniston's enticing yet disturbed co-worker in Miguel Arteta's sardonic The Good Girl (2002). As further proof that he had the acting chops to go with his sad-eyed good looks, Gyllenhaal subsequently co-starred with Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon as a young man enmeshed in his dead fiancée's family in Moonlight Mile (2002).With his star on the rise and his status as a heartthrob all but cemented, it became impossible for Gyllenhaal to avoid the draw of a big summer blockbuster. In 2004, he starred alongside Dennis Quaid in the mega-budgeted The Day After Tomorrow, and the success of that film put him in another league altogether. What followed was an interesting, challenging mix of roles for the young actor. He could be seen in the fall of 2005 starring in no less than three high-profile prestige films, all of them adaptations: the delayed big-screen version of the Pulitzer-prize winning play Proof, with Gwyneth Paltrow; the Gulf War memoir Jarhead, directed by American Beauty wunderkind Sam Mendes; and Ang Lee's cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain. The first two films received an indifferent response by critics, even though Jarhead's opening-weekend gross confirmed Gyllenhaal's bankability. Lee's film, however, garnered the most acclaim of 2005, and offered him perhaps his riskiest, most rewarding role to date. Playing the closeted, romantically frustrated rancher Jack Twist, Gyllenhaal added heartbreaking shades of vulnerability to his usual frat-boy cockiness, and more than held his own opposite a memorably gruff, taciturn Heath Ledger. As praise was heaped out upon the film and its two male leads, Gyllenhaal found himself the recipient of a BAFTA award, a National Board of Review notice, and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Gyllenhaal would spend the next several years enjoying his status as a leading man, appearing in projects like Zodiac, Brothers, Love and Other Drugs, and Source Code.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% Relic Producer 2020
No Score Yet Good Joe Bell Producer 2020
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home Quentin Beck / Mysterio 2019
61% Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt 2019
No Score Yet Finest Kind Actor 2019
96% John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Actor 2019
87% The Sisters Brothers John Morris 2018
93% Wildlife Jerry Brinson Producer 2018
No Score Yet Los hermanos Sisters John Morris 2018
100% Hondros Executive Producer 2018
90% Stronger Jeff Bauman $4.2M 2017
87% Okja Dr. Johnny Wilcox 2017
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Donnie $0.3M 2017
67% Life David Jordan $30.2M 2017
No Score Yet Debout Actor 2017
74% Nocturnal Animals Edward Sheffield Tony Hastings $10.7M 2016
53% Demolition Davis Mitchell $1.7M 2016
73% Everest Scott Fischer $46.6M 2015
59% Southpaw Billy "The Great" Hope BillyHope $42.4M 2015
9% Accidental Love Howard Birdwell 2015
95% Nightcrawler Lou Bloom 2014
71% Enemy Adam / Anthony $0.5M 2014
81% Prisoners Detective Loki $61M 2013
85% End of Watch Taylor Executive Producer $39.2M 2012
92% Source Code Colter Stevens Capt. Colter Stevens $54.7M 2011
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover! Actor 2011
48% Love and Other Drugs Jamie Randall $33.3M 2010
37% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Dastan $90.8M 2010
63% Brothers Tommy Cahill $28.6M 2009
47% Rendition Douglas Freeman $9.7M 2007
89% Zodiac Robert Graysmith $33.1M 2007
87% Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist $83M 2005
61% Jarhead Anthony Swofford $62.6M 2005
62% Proof Hal $7.5M 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself $26.2K 2005
No Score Yet Man Who Walked Between the Towers Narrator 2005
90% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Actor $0.6M 2004
44% The Day After Tomorrow Sam Hall $186.6M 2004
63% Moonlight Mile Joe Nast 2002
82% The Good Girl Holden $13.8M 2002
86% Lovely & Amazing Jordan $4.2M 2002
31% Bubble Boy Jimmy Livingston 2001
87% Donnie Darko Donnie 2001
No Score Yet Highway Pilot Kelson 2001
91% October Sky Homer Hickam 1999
44% Homegrown Jake/Blue Kahan 1998
50% A Dangerous Woman Edward 1993
25% Josh and S.A.M. Leon Coleman 1993
88% City Slickers Daniel Robbins 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2020
2019
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2015
2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2016
2014
2012
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Appearing 2017
2016
2015
2014
2007
2005
No Score Yet The Brokenwood Mysteries
2014
2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
2011
2007
2005
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2012
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2012
2010
2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer 2009
2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2004
2002
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Matt Ellison 1994
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019

QUOTES FROM Jake Gyllenhaal CHARACTERS

Jack Twist says: You know friend, this is a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.

Davis Mitchell says: There was love between me and Julia. I just didn't take care of it.

Davis Mitchell says: We're taking apart my marriage.

Davis Mitchell says: I get up every morning at five thirty. I never thought I'd be one of those people that have a brief case. We handle quite a bit of money. I don't want to say how much as it would be inappropriate. OK, it's six billion.

Scott Fischer says: You go, I'm going to die.

Scott Fischer says: Sit down man, climatize.

Billy "The Great" Hope says: This is about my family. I give you my everything.

Billy "The Great" Hope says: I put my family through a lot. I wouldn't be here without my wife Maureen.

Lou Bloom says: What if I were to say that it's not that I don't understand people, but that I don't like them?

Lou Bloom says: If you want to win the lottery, first you have to make the money to buy a ticket.

Lou Bloom says: That's my job, that's what I do. I'd like to think if you're seeing me you're having the worst day of your life

Lou Bloom says: Good things come to those who work their asses off.

Lou Bloom says: If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket .......

Adam + Anthony says: Did you fuck my wife?!

Donnie Darko says: First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village. But the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario - It just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have reproductive organs under those little white pants. That's what's so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. What's the point of living... if you don't have a dick?

Adam + Anthony says: If I blink it's a good break from one of my movies.

Adam + Anthony says: I'd rather eat rotten road kill than watch my own movie.

Officer Taylor says: It must've been a little uncomfortable 'round the folks after that.

Officer Taylor says: Who left their shaving cream on the table?

Detective Loki says: With all do respect Captain, go fuck yourself.

Detective Loki says: With all due respect Captain, go fuck yourself.

Homer Hickam says: They wouldn't care if you lived in a governor's mansion. They'd still think you're weird.

Detective Loki says: I know where you're going.

Detective Loki says: Alex Jones has the IQ of a ten year old!

Jack Twist says: I don't care if you're movin' slow or fast, as long as it's my direction.

Jack Twist says: I wish I knew how to quit you.

Colter Stevens says: Where am I?

Colleen Goodwin says: That's classified.

Colter Stevens says: Fuck you!

Donnie Darko says: If God Controlled time, then the time is pre-decided

Officer Zavala says: Admit it, you'd hit that shit.

Officer Taylor says: Orozco?

Officer Zavala says: Yeah.

Officer Taylor says: With a cinderblock.

Donnie Darko says: I just hope, that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief...because there will be so much to look forward to.

Donnie Darko says: I just hope, that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief... because there will be so much to look forward to.

Donnie Darko says: Chapter 7: The Manipulated Living The Manipulated Living will do anything to save themselves from Oblivion.

Donnie Darko says: Chapter 7: The manipulated living will do anything to save themselves from oblivion.

Officer Zavala says: When me and Gabby got engaged, she ( Gaby's grandmother) asked me one thing. Do you want to hear it?

Officer Zavala says: When me and Gabby got engaged, she [Gaby's grandmother] asked me one thing. Do you want to hear it?

Officer Taylor says: Fine, let's hear it.

Officer Zavala says: She said can you live without her? And if the answer's yes, man up and forget her. Don't string her along. Think about it. I did.

Officer Taylor says: Z, Look at me. Alright? Look at me. On three, dude, you're gonna empty your mag and run.

Captain Colter Stevens says: Everything is going to be okay.

Donnie Darko says: Destruction is a form of creation

Donnie Darko says: Destruction is a form of creation.

Donnie Darko says: Frank, when's this gonna stop?

Frank says: You should already know that.

Elizabeth Darko says: Suck a fuck

Elizabeth Darko says: Suck a fuck.

Donnie Darko says: Oh dear Elizabeth, how does one suck a fuck?

Captain Colter Stevens says: You know what, next time I'll send you a pizza, I'll see if that makes an impression!

Donnie Darko says: Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?

Frank says: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

Tom 'Holden' Worther says: [in a letter to Justine] Dear Justine, because of you I will be quitting the Retail Rodeo. The last two days have been the most God awful of my life. I've not been able to get rid of you in my head. I've never wanted anything so bad and I have wanted many things. I'd given up long ago on being gotten by someone else, and then you came along. The idea that I could be gotten because of circumstantial never get got is the worst feeling I've ever felt and I have felt many bad feelings. I'm sorry I can never see you again, Justine. Forgive me for being so weak, but that is who I am. Goodbye. Holden Worther. If, for some reason, you could change your mind and wanna be with me body and soul, meet me after work. I will be waiting for you at 5pm outside Chunky Cheese. If you are not there at five you will never see me again in your lifetime.

Officer Taylor says: I'm the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it and no matter how you plead, congol, beg, or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in steel cage with grey bars. If you run away, I will chase you. If you fight me, I will fight back. If you shoot at me, I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes, I can be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together, a thin blue line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the police.

Officer Taylor says: so why do the call you big evil?

Officer Taylor says: So why do they call you Big Evil?

Big Evil says: Cause My evil's big.

Big Evil says: Cause my evil's big.

Donnie Darko says: I made a new friend.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: Real or imaginary?

Donnie Darko says: Imaginary.

Donnie Darko says: How can you do that?

Frank says: I can do anything I want. And so can you.

Gretchen Ross says: You're weird.

Donnie Darko says: Sorry.

Gretchen Ross says: No, that was a compliment actually.

Officer Taylor says: Follow me into the house...

Officer Taylor says: We're cops, everyone wants to kill us.

Captain Colter Stevens says: If you're reading this e-mail, then Source Code works even better than you and Dr. Rutledge imagined. You thought you were creating eight minutes of a past event, but you're not. You've created a whole new world. Goodwin, if I'm right, somewhere at the Source Code facility, you have a Captain Colter Stevens waiting to send on a mission. Promise me you'll help him. And when you do, do me a favor. Tell him everything is going to be okay.

Jack Twist says: I wish I knew how to quit you.

Donnie Darko says: Life isn't that simple.

Daniel Robbins says: If you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not...shut the hell up..I'm on vacation

Daniel Robbins says: If you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not...shut the hell up..I'm on vacation.

Mitch Robbins says: If you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not...shut the hell up..I'm on vacation.

Donnie Darko says: [to his mother] How's it feel to have a wacko for a son?

Rose Darko says: It feels wonderful!

Jack Twist says: "you're too much for me, Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch.. (pauses) I wish I knew how to quit you.."

Jack Twist says: You're too much for me, Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch.

Donnie Darko says: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?

Frank says: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

Douglas Freeman says: No one has told me why I'm here or what I've done, this is crazy.

Donnie Darko says: You are the fucking AntiChrist.

Donnie Darko says: Tell me, how does one suck a fuck?

Jamie says: I'm full of shit, ok? No- I'm Knowingly full of shit because I have never cared about anybody or anything in my entire life and the thing is that everybody just kind of accepted that, like "that's just Jamie". And then you...Jesus! You. You...you didn't see me that way. I have never known anyone who'd actually believe that I was enough, until I met you... and then you made me believe it too, so unfortunately...I need you.

Jamie says: I'm full of shit, okay? No- I'm Knowingly full of shit because I have never cared about anybody or anything in my entire life and the thing is that everybody just kind of accepted that, like 'that's just Jamie'. And then you...Jesus! You. You...you didn't see me that way. I have never known anyone who'd actually believe that I was enough, until I met you... and then you made me believe it too, so unfortunately...I need you.

Officer Taylor says: I want to have a daughter, man. That'd be so cool.

Officer Zavala says: Just don't let her date cops.

Officer Taylor says: She's not dating anyone.

Officer Zavala says: Ok.

Officer Taylor says: EVER.

Officer Zavala says: (chuckles)

Officer Zavala says: [chuckles]

Captain Colter Stevens says: I'm asking you to have the decency to let me try.

Donnie Darko says: I promise that one day, everything's going to be better for you.

Donnie Darko says: What's the point of living if every living creature dies alone?

Donnie Darko says: I think you're the fucking anti christ

Donnie Darko says: I think you're the fucking anti christ.

Donnie Darko says: I think you're the fucking Antichrist.

Donnie Darko says: I don't want to be alone...

Donnie Darko says: You are such a fuck ass.

Elizabeth Darko says: Did you just call me a fuck ass? You can go suck a fuck!

Donnie Darko says: Tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Donnie Darko says: Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and... there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I'm afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I'm afraid that you'll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.

Tamina says: Dastan, where's the dagger?

Dastan says: You're welcome to search for it, but you'll have to be very thorough.

Robert Graysmith says: Just because you can't prove it, doesn't mean it's not true.

Homer Hickam says: You know, it won't fly unless somebody pushes the button.

Christina Warren says: I think you broke his jaw.

Captain Colter Stevens says: It's okay, he's not any more real than you are.

Christina Warren says: I'm not real? About next time, you drive to work?!

Captain Colter Stevens says: Not gonna be a next time.

Captain Colter Stevens says: What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?

Christina Warren says: I'd make those seconds count.

Captain Colter Stevens says: Lily awoke in an evening dress and an opera cloak. In her hand were 5 playing cards. At some point today, you're gonna hear about a failed terrorist attack on a commuter train near Chicago. You and I kept that bomb from going off. If you're reading this e-mail, then Source Code works even better than you and Dr. Rutledge imagined. You thought you were creating 8 minutes of a past event, but you're not. You've created a whole new world. Goodwin, if I'm right, somewhere at the Source Code facility, you have a Capt. Colter Stevens waiting to send on a mission. Promise me you'll help him. And when you do, do me a favor: tell him everything is gonna be okay.

Christina Warren says: Who are you and what did you do with Sean Fentress?

Captain Colter Stevens says: It's the new me.

Donnie Darko says: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?

Justine Last says: Whatcha readin'?

Tom 'Holden' Worther says: Catcher in the Rye... I'm named after it.

Justine Last says: What's your name? Catcher?

Gretchen Ross says: Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something?

Donnie Darko says: What makes you think I'm not?

Donnie Darko says: Howâ??s it feel to have a wacko for a son?

Donnie Darko says: How's it feel to have a wacko for a son?

Rose Darko says: It feels wonderful.

Donnie Darko says: That's what's so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. Whatâ??s the point of living if you donâ??t have a dick?

Donnie Darko says: It's just so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. You know, what's the point of living... if you don't have a dick?

Homer Hickam says: I wouldn't care if you lived in the Governor's mansion, I'd still think you are weird.

Homer Hickam says: I wouldn't care if you lived in the Governor's mansion, I'd still think you are weird.

Maggie Murdock says: I have places to go

Maggie Murdock says: So many places to go…

Jamie says: you'll go there i just may have to carry u

Jamie says: You'll go there, I just may have to carry you.

Jamie says: I need u and u need me

Jamie says: And you need me.

Maggie Murdock says: no i don't

Maggie Murdock says: No I don't.

Jamie says: yes u do

Jamie says: Yes you do.

Maggie Murdock says: No I don't.

Jamie says: u need someone to take care of u

Jamie says: *Yes*, you do.

Maggie Murdock says: You need someone to take care of you.

Jamie says: everybody does

Jamie says: No, I don't!

Jamie says: Everybody does.

Donnie Darko says: Elizabeth: You can go suck a fuck! Donnie: Oh, please tell me, Elizabeth: how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Elizabeth Darko says: You can go suck a fuck!

Donnie Darko says: Oh, please, tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Captain Colter Stevens says: What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?

Christina Warren says: I'd make those seconds count

Christina Warren says: I'd make those seconds count.

Robert Graysmith says: He made a mistake,,,, its Arthur Leigh Allen.

Robert Graysmith says: He made a mistake. It's Arthur Leigh Allen!

Donnie Darko says: Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?

Frank says: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: How are things going at school?

Donnie Darko says: I think about girls a lot.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: I asked you about school, Donnie.

Donnie Darko says: I think about fucking a lot during school

Gretchen Ross says: Donnie Darko...the hell kinda name is that it sounds like a superhero or something.

Gretchen Ross says: Donnie Darko. What the hell kinda name is that it sounds like a superhero or something.

Donnie Darko says: What makes you think I'm not?

Jamie says: So unfortunately, I need you. I want us, you, this.

Christina Warren says: What do you want to do today?

Captain Colter Stevens says: LEt's stay here for a while.

Captain Colter Stevens says: Let's stay here for a while.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: What did Roberta Sparrow say to you?

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: What did Roberta Sparrow say to you?

Donnie Darko says: She said, "Every living creature on earth dies alone."

Donnie Darko says: She said, 'Every living creature on earth dies alone.'

Colleen Goodwin says: Who bombed the train?

Captain Colter Stevens says: I don'tyt know weho bombed ther train

Captain Colter Stevens says: I don't know who bombed ther train.

Colleen Goodwin says: Then try again

Colleen Goodwin says: Then try again.

Captain Colter Stevens says: I can save her

Captain Colter Stevens says: I can save her.

Dr. Rutledge says: It doesn't work that way. You can't alter this reality while inside the Source Code.

Captain Colter Stevens says: I'm asking you to have the decency to let me try.

Captain Colter Stevens says: Tell me everything's gonna be ok

Captain Colter Stevens says: Tell me everything's gonna be okay.

Christina Warren says: Everything's gonna be ok

Christina Warren says: Everything's gonna be okay.

Gretchen Ross says: You're weird

Gretchen Ross says: You're weird.

Donnie Darko says: Sorry

Donnie Darko says: Sorry.

Gretchen Ross says: No, that was a compliment

Gretchen Ross says: No, that was a compliment.

Tamina says: You don't understand what's at stake. This is a matter for the gods.

Dastan says: Your gods not mine.

Colleen Goodwin says: Concentrate on the passengers in your car.

Colleen Goodwin says: Colleen: Look for ones who seem nervous, as always, you?ll have 8 minutes.

Colleen Goodwin says: Colleen: Look for ones who seem nervous, as always, you'll have 8 minutes.

Captain Colter Stevens says: Colter: Eight minutes, and then I blow up again.

Colter Stevens says: What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?

Christina Warren says: I'd make those seconds count.

Colter Stevens says: I'd kiss you again.

Christina Warren says: Again??

Captain Colter Stevens says: This is the same train, but different!

Christina Warren says: ...Oh my God...that is so deep!

Jack Twist says: I wish I knew how to quit you.

Jamie says: You meet a thousand people, then you meet that one person and your life is changed

Jamie says: You meet a thousand people, then you meet that one person and your life is changed.

Donnie Darko says: Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?

Frank says: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?