Wild, I Thought, “Great, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Never Going To Get Shirtless In Iceland.”

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal


Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, the son of film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs). His last native Swedish ancestor was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself, and he thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend. He made his acting debut as Billy Crystal’s son in the 1991 comedy film City Slickers. His parents did not allow him to appear in the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks because it would have required him leaving home for two months. Gyllenhaal dropped out after two years to concentrate on acting, but has expressed intentions to eventually finish his degree. Gyllenhaal later starred in the Touchstone Pictures romantic comedy Bubble Boy, which was loosely based on the story of David Vetter.

Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Shirtless on Man vs. Wild [Video] I heard that Hollywood manhunk Jake Gyllenhaal was going to join Bear Grylls on a frosty trek for the show Man Vs. Wild, I thought, “Great, he’s never going to get shirtless in Iceland.” Was I wrong! More » [link]

Jake Gyllenhaal Witnesses Gang Violence On Police Ride-Along Looks Like Jake Got

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal


The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. He has appeared in diverse roles since his first lead role in 1999′s October Sky, followed by the 2001 indie cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teen and onscreen brother to his real-life sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. He then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he garnered critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Jack Twist in the film Brokeback Mountain opposite Heath Ledger. He has appeared in Rock the Vote advertising, campaigned for the Democratic Party in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, promoted environmental causes, and campaigned on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union. Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister and also an actress, appeared with Jake in the movie Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaal’s father was raised in the Swedenborgian religion and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. Gyllenhaal appeared in the 1993 film A Dangerous Woman (along with sister Maggie); in “Bop Gun” a 1994 episode of Homicide: Life on the Street; and in the 1998 comedy Homegrown.

Jake Gyllenhaal Witnesses Gang Violence On Police Ride-Along Looks like Jake got a harsh dose of reality when prepping for his police movie.Last night, Jake Gyllenhaal and End of Watch co-star Michael Pena witnessed the aftermath of gang violence, while on a police ride-along in South El Lay.Jake and Michael saw paramedics treat a man who had been grazed with bullets on his [...] [link]

Jake Gyllenhaal Eats Worms Jake Gyllenhaal Proved He Is Not Afraid Of

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Jacob Benjamin “Jake” Gyllenhaal (pronounced /’d??l?nh?:l/ jil-?n-hawl; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself, and he thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend.

Jake Gyllenhaal Eats Worms Jake Gyllenhaal proved he is not afraid of a meaty challenge on survival expert Bear Grylls’ upcoming TV special by eating a worm on camera.  … [link]