An American actor starred in the movie 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005) as Jake Twist. In addition, he was noticed for appearing in the movie 'Zodiac' (2007).
December 19, 1980
Los Angeles, California
Jake Gyllenhaal captured the eyes of many with his charm opposite Anne Hathaway in the box-office hit ‘Love & Other Drugs’ (2010). He proved his versatility in his breakthrough performance as the gay lover, Jack Twist, to Ennis del Mar, played by Heath Ledger, in the award-winning film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005).
Bearing a Swedish surname, Gyllenhaal is typically pronounced as ‘Jill-in-hall’. In a TV interview with Conan O’Brien, it came as a shock to him that the host was able to pronounce his surname ‘Yill-in-Hool correctly. He added that the only two places that his last name gets pronounced correctly are in Sweden and Ikea.
Jake Gyllenhaal has always been surrounded by prominent figures with Adam Levine as his kindergarten friend and Paul Newman and Jamie Lee Curtis as his godparents. Growing older, his parents insisted that he take summer jobs as a lifeguard and busboy.