Birthday: 19.12.1980 year
Age: 34 year
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality: United States
Height: 183 cm
Killer charm Jake Gyllenhaal
Why Jake Gyllenhaal dropped from Columbia University and became a star in a movie? What role is the first great success of the actor? Jake took the rumors of his bisexuality after the film ‘Brokeback Mountain’? Why compared with the legendary actor Paul Newman? For his role in the film which Gyllenhaal was nominated for an Oscar? Why Jake broke up with Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon? Who says the actor’s best friend, and as he says, he finds his ideal woman?
A start in life
Jacob Gyllenhaal was born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles in a family of filmmakers. His father – Stephen Gyllenhaal – a famous film director, and his mother – Naomi Foner – screenwriter. She was born into a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Latvia. Father comes from an aristocratic Swedish family. Jake has an older sister – a famous actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Parents are taught from childhood Jake to work, so it was not a spoiled child. Every summer, he worked part time lifeguard or a dishwasher to provide for themselves. Since the whole family was busy in the film industry, Jake sometimes acted in films. His debut was at age 11 in the comedy ‘City Slickers’ (1991). Several times he played the father in the film ‘A Dangerous Woman “(1993) and’ Homicide ‘(1994), and also in the adventure film’ Josh and Sam” (1993).
Jake had no illusions about his acting career. He knew it was a difficult and thankless job, so after graduation attended Columbia University, where he learned his mother and sister. However, the genes have taken their toll. After two years of study Gyllenhaal dropped out to pursue an acting career. He realized that no set he did not live a day.
Parents had nothing against the choice of his son, but warned that it will not help. For them it was a position of principle, therefore, according to Jake, he had to achieve everything by yourself. Additional motivation was the rivalry with her sister Maggie, who has already made the first success in the movies. In 1999, Jake got the lead role in the film ‘October Sky’, but could not impress critics. The picture did not have much success with the audience and went almost unnoticed.
The real breakthrough in film for Gyllenhaal was the main role in the psychological thriller ‘Donnie Darko’ (2001). Despite the fact that the film grossed a meager cash, he gained cult status and was highly praised by critics. Particularly struck their game Jake, who was able to convey all the nuances of state hero suffering from a mental disorder.
His success cemented Gyllenhaal in the film ‘Bubble Boy’ (2001) and ‘The Good Girl’ (2002), which like ‘Donnie Darko’ did not have a big budget, but were highly appreciated by the critics. Was completely different blockbuster ‘The Day After Tomorrow “(2004), earned at the box office $ 186 million. This picture brought Jake immense popularity and love of the audience.
The most productive year of his career was the 2005 Actor Gyllenhaal starred in successful films ‘Jarhead’, ‘Proof’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, once again demonstrating the versatility of talent. In the film ‘Jarhead’ Jake appeared in the form of aggressive Marine in ‘Proof’ played the role of student mathematics, and in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ – a gay cowboy. Of course, the most successful was his role in ‘Brokeback Mountain’, which earned him the award ‘BAFTA’ and a nomination for the Oscar.
After the release of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Jake’s career came to an entirely new level. Now he was in the list of the best actors in Hollywood and joined the ranks of Krasavchikov bachelor. Girls are not scared even rumors of his bisexuality, which began to spread after the film. The actor commented on this situation with humor, saying that he now available to a much wider range of roles. According to the actor, his men never attracted, but if that happened, he would not be afraid.
Gyllenhaal fans sighed with relief. This is understandable, because of the blue, incredibly bright, eye Jake compared with the legendary Paul Newman. Some directors do not hide that gave him a wonderful role through external data. For example, Jerry Bruckheimer said that Jake chose for the film ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ (2010), because it looks perfect for this role.
Very important in the career Gyllenhaal was working with director David Fincher on the film “Zodiac” (2007), which was created based on real events. Jake played cartoonist designer Robert Greysmita, which in the 60s was involved in the investigation of a serial killer nicknamed ‘Zodiac’. The painting was one of the loudest, the Prime Minister, once again putting the actor in the spotlight.
In 2014, with the participation Gyllenhaal stepped crime thriller ‘Stringer’, and in 2015 the premiere of the film-catastrophe ‘Everest’. His schedule is painted by month for the next few years. This once again confirms that Jake – one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.
For Jake Gyllenhaal hunt not only directors, but also fans. He was repeatedly called one of the sexiest men of the planet, but it seems that in the personal life of an actor is not so smooth. Jake was the first chosen one singer Jenny Lewis, but their relationship ended a few months later. The second was a loud affair with actress Kirsten Dunst. After three years of romance and engagement they broke up, which was a big surprise for all. According to the actor, Kirsten behaved as if she was his older sister.
In 2007, Gyllenhaal, who never hid his passion for adult women who have twisted romance with actress Reese Witherspoon. It was not only older than Jake’s for 4 years, but had two children from a previous marriage. The actor wanted to marry Reese and adopt her children, but she did not want to rush that caused the breakup.
After parting with Witherspoon Gyllenhaal officially met only with the singer Taylor Swift and actress Minka Kelly. However, he is credited with novels with almost every co-star: Gemma Arterton, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman. Resist the charm of the actor is really difficult, but such a relationship he does not want. According to him, he has not met his ideal woman. What will it be, Jake does not know, but it seems that as soon as he sees it, he eknet heart.
Now a major role in the life Gyllenhaal plays his family. According to the actor, his closest friend – sister Maggie. They are no longer competing on the field success in film and live in perfect harmony. Also an actor to maintain cordial relations with his goddaughter Matilda – the daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams.
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