Awards


Academy Awards
2006 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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YoungStar Awards
1999 Nominated Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
October Sky (1999)
MTV Movie Awards
2006 Won Best Performance
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Won Best Kiss
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Irish Film and Television Awards
2004 Nominated Best International Actor
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Chlotrudis Awards
2003 Won Best Actor
Donnie Darko (2001)
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
2006 Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2013 Nominated Best Actor in an Action Movie
End of Watch (2012)
2006 Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
BAFTA Awards
2006 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Golden Globes
2011 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
2005 Won For the body of work in the last year
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Jarhead (2005)
Proof (2005)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2005 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Online Film Critics Society Awards
2006 Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
2005 3rd Place Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Jake Gyllenhaal was born into a family of talent. His mother and father are producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is also the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, of the noble Swedish Gyllenhaal family, and English. He made his movie debut, at the age of 11, in the film City Slickers (1991), playing Billy Crystal's son. He made impact in various films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in films such as October Sky (1999) and as the title role in the cult phenomenon psychological thriller, Donnie Darko (2001), for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. He followed this with roles encompassing many different genres, including the Walt Disney romantic comedy, Bubble Boy (2001); opposite Jennifer Aniston in another Sundance favorite, The Good Girl (2002), and in the science fiction blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow (2004), which also starred Dennis Quaid. Making his theater debut, Gyllenhaal appeared on the London stage with a starring role in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of "This Is Our Youth". The play was widely-received and played for eight weeks in London's West End. Gyllenhaal followed his successful theater en devour with a role in Jarhead (2005), playing an aggressive and masculine but equally vulnerable and sensitive Marine during the Gulf War. However, it was his follow-up performance that won critical acclaim in the controversial Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which he co-starred with Australian actor Heath Ledger, as sheep herders who fall in love in the 1960s and depicts their relationship over the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Gyllenhaal received both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, he has acted in a wide range of movies, ranging from the critically-acclaimed thriller, Zodiac (2007), the action adventure film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), sporting a bulked-up physique, the box office hit, Love & Other Drugs(2010), in which he teamed up with Anne Hathaway, once again, the action thriller Source Code (2011), the critically acclaimed LAPD drama End of Watch (2012) and the edge of your seat crime thriller Prisoners (2013) for which Jake won the Hollywood Film Festival supporting actor of the year award. Enemy (2014), a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that is directed by Denis Villeneuve of Prisoners (2013),  Nightcrawler (2014), a crime/thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy of The Bourne Legacy (2012) for which Jake has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture, drama as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Jake has four upcoming projects, Accidental Love (2015) a romantic comedy with Jessica Biel and James Marsden, Everest (2015) a mountain-climbing disaster movie also starring Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke, Southpaw (2015) a boxing drama with Rachel McAdams and Naomie Harris and Demolition (2015) a Comedy/Drama also starring Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

Screen Actors Guild Awards
2006 Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Satellite Awards
2014 Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Prisoners (2013)
2010 Nominated Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
2005 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jarhead (2005)
2005 Won Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2003 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
The Good Girl (2002)
National Board of Review
2005 Won Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Independent Spirit Awards
2002 Nominated Best Male Lead
Donnie Darko (2001)
Austin Film Critics Association
2006 2nd Place Best Supporting Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Young Artist Awards
2000 Nominated Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
October Sky (1999)
People's Choice Awards
2013 Nominated Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
End of Watch (2012)
Hollywood Film Festival
2013 Won Supporting Actor of the Year
Prisoners (2013)
2005 Won Breakthrough Actor
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Jarhead (2005)
Proof (2005)
Teen Choice Awards
2010 Nominated Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Brothers (2009)
2010 Nominated Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
2008 Nominated Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Rendition (2007)
2007 Nominated Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
Zodiac (2007)
2003 Nominated Choice Movie Liplock
The Good Girl (2002)
1999 Nominated Film - Breakout Performance
October Sky (1999)
NRJ Ciné Awards
2006 Nominated Best Kiss
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Jake Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth - 19 December 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA 
Birth Name - Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Height - 6' (1.83 m)