I was struggling to come up with a topic for today’s post, yet again, and asked my sister for some inspiration. I told her I was considering doing a ‘profile’ post, in which I write about a specific celebrity and share details of their personal lives with all of you eager readers. My sister recommended Tom Hardy at first, but because I did a profile post about him not too long ago, she then suggested Jake Gyllenhaal, and here we are.
Mr. Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is currently 41 (and looking wonderful) and was born in Los Angeles, California, back in 1980. His parents, Naomi and Stephen, were both involved in the film industry, which somewhat explains Jake’s career. His sister, Maggie, is also an actress, according to his Wikipedia page.
Jake “… began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father’s films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001).
“Gyllenhaal starred in the 2004 science fiction disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. He played Jack Twist in Ang Lee‘s 2005 romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, for which Gyllenhaal won a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011). Further acclaim came with his roles in Denis Villeneuve‘s thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013), and he received nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances as a manipulative journalist in Nightcrawler (2014) and a troubled writer in Nocturnal Animals (2016). His highest-grossing release came with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he portrayed Quentin Beck / Mysterio.
“Gyllenhaal has performed on stage, starring in a West End production of the play This Is Our Youth and Broadway productions of the musical Sunday in the Park with George as well as the plays Constellations and Sea Wall/A Life, the lattermost of which earned him a Tony Award nomination. Aside from acting, he is vocal about political and social issues.”
I feel like the following information is appropriate to include as a means to conclude this post: “Gyllenhaal was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2006. He was also listed in People’s “Hottest Bachelors of 2006”. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked him number six on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world”. He was ranked number 35 in Empire magazine’s poll of The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2013. In another poll conducted by Glamour magazine, Gyllenhaal was selected as one of the Sexiest Men of The Year 2018.“