Wednesday 23 September 2020

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, the American actor and film producer, was born on 19th December 1980, at Los Angeles, California. He is the son of film producer and screen writer Naomi Foner and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal. 

Gyllenhaal had his acting debut as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers, the 1991 comedy film. He did his first lead role in October Sky (1999), along with Chris Cooper and Laura Dern, which was later acclaimed as his “breakout role”. 

He has received several awards including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brokeback Mountain (2005). His highest-grossing film is the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he did the character Mysterio. 

Jake Gyllenhaal Religion

He is of English, Swedish, and Jewish ancestry. He has stated that he considers himself as Jewish. He had a “bar mitzvah-like act” in his 13th birthday. Along with that, he appreciates the Buddhist culture too. He believes that Buddhist practices is helpful for calmness of mind.

Jake Gyllenhaal Political Views

Even though he is of secretive nature religiously, he prefers to express his opinion in political matters. The Academy Award nominee describes himself as an environmentalist and activist. He conducted a campaign against climate change in the Arctic after filming The Day After Tomorrow. He also supports recycling and reuse of materials. 

He has raised voice against the initiatives introduced by President Donald Trump .During the promotional event of his sci-fi horror film Life, he stated that he is more afraid about life on earth than that on the outside. He said he is concerned about a "sort of alien creature" on Earth. 

He appeared in the Rock the Vote advertising, a campaign in support of the Democratic Party in the 2004 U.S presidential elections. 

Who is he dating?

He was in a relationship with actress Kirsten Dunst for two years, from 2002 to 2004. Later in the midst of 2007, he dated Reese Witherspoon, who was his co-star in Rendition. The couple got separated in 2009. Gyllenhaal was dating the singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 to the midst of 2011. He later dated model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013. 

It is rumoured that he is in a relationship with French model Jeanne Cadieu since 2018. 

Jake Gyllenhaal Hobbies

Apart from acting Gyllenhaal is a great fan of wood works. He loves doing crafts on wood, and has a great collection of it. He also likes cooking. He has attended the filming of a cooking show along with his sister and mother in his childhood. 

Interesting Facts

    • Maggie Gyllenhaal, who was his co-star in the film Donnie Darko, is Gyllenhaal’s elder sister. 

    • The disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), is listed as his most widely seen film. 

    • He is the godfather of Matilda Rose Ledger, daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. Both Matilda's parents were his co-actors in Brokeback Mountain.