Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor and singer. He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He has an older sister, Maggie. Jacob was born in New York City. After graduating from Princeton University, he went to the University of Washington. He is known for his roles in the movies Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko. His career has continued to grow, with films such as The Post, Brokeback Mountain, and Prisoners and Enemy.
The plot of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Brokedback Mountain revolves around a young cowboy named Jack Twist, a rodeo cowboy, and the ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Anne Hathaway). Ennis marries his wife Alma (Michelle Williams), but Jack keeps up a tortured affair with Alma over the course of twenty years.
In “Sleepwalkers,” Jake Gyllenhaal and Donnie Darko star as a man who goes out one night and sleepwalks out of his house. During this sleepwalking, he sees a giant rabbit, and then when he returns home, the jet engine crashed in his bedroom. Now Donnie must determine if he’s experiencing a parallel world or mental illness, and whether or not this strange event happened to him or not.
Prisoners and Enemy
The film is a psychological thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve, who worked with Gyllenhaal on the hit Prisoners. This film breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition with a compelling central question. But how does Gyllenhaal pull off this role? Here’s a look at the actor’s character’s psyche and the film’s creative process.
End of Watch
In the action-packed End of Watch for Jake Gyllenhaals, two police officers are on patrol in Los Angeles’ most dangerous neighborhood. Longtime friends Mike Zavala and Brian Taylor have each other’s backs, and they patrol the streets with the utmost discretion. But Taylor’s surreptitious filming of the neighborhood’s day-to-day activities ends up causing them to fall prey to a vicious Mexican cartel.
“Stronger” is the true story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope following the Boston Marathon bombings. While the film is packed with raw emotion, humanity and humor, there are some disturbing scenes. Still, it’s an inspiring true story. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the role of a double amputee with a mixture of humor and humanism. It’s a highly recommended watch for any fans of strong and determined people.
Tom Ford’s second directorial effort is a bleak portrait of infidelity. Based on Austin Wright’s Tony and Susan, Nocturnal Animals follows the emotional arc of two divorced couples. Amy Adams plays the role of artist Susan Morrow, while Armie Hammer portrays her ex-husband. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as art gallery owner and artist Edward Sheffield.
The Day After Tomorrow
In The Day After Tomorrow by Jake Gyllenhal, the climatologist Jack Hall is largely ignored by the U.N. officials, despite his research. But his research proves to be true when a superstorm begins to form, setting off a series of natural disasters around the world. Jack and his crew must travel by foot from Philadelphia to New York, battling the elements to save their lives and save Sam’s life.