American actor Jake Gyllenhaal comes from the renowned Swedish noble family of Gyllenhaal. His father, mother, sister, and brother-in-law all belong to the film industry too.
The forty-one years old actor was born in Los Angeles of California. He started acting since the year of 1991. The Academy Award-nominated actor has starred in a long number of movies.
His two films were released in 2022 one of which is a computer-animated sci-fi adventure movie in which he starred as a voice actor.
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Following is the list of the most important and acclaimed films of Gyllenhaal.
Top 10 Movies of Jake Gyllenhaal:
Brokeback Mountain (2005)-
This is Ang Lee’s neo-Western romantic movie that is based on the 1997 same-named short story by Annie Proulx. The plot revolves around two shepherds’ emotional and s*xual relationship despite their marriage to their respective girlfriends.
Heath Ledger and Gyllenhaal played the two shepherds Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist respectively. Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 Academy Awards and won British Academy Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2006.
The movie premiered at Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2005, and was later released in the United States on December 9.
Nightcrawler is Dan Gilroy’s neo-noir psychological thriller movie that follows a stringer named Louis “Lou” Bloom who after recording violent incidents happening in Los Angeles at late night, sells them to a local news station.
Gyllenhaal starred as the protagonist Lou in the film. For this, he was nominated for British Academy Film Award as Best Actor in a Leading Role.
The movie premiered at Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2014, and was later released in the United States on October 31 that year.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)-
Nocturnal Animals to is a neo-noir psychological thriller movie that is adapted from Austin Wright’s novel 1993- ‘Tony and Susan. The plot revolves around a novel written by a man as his ex-wife finds similarities between their relationship and the book while reading it.
Amy Adams and Gyllenhaal played the former husband and wife in the movie. Gyllenhaal was again nominated for a British Academy Film Award as Best Actor in a Leading Role for starring in the movie.
It premiered at Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and was later released in the United States on November 18.
The Enemy is a psychological drama cast by Gyllenhaal in a duel role- Anthony Claire and Adam Bell, two men who are physically identical but have different personalities.
The movie premiered on September 8, 2013, at Toronto International Film Festival.
Donnie Darko (2001)-
Donnie Darko is a sci-fi psychological thriller by Richard Kelly that follows the titular character, an emotionally troubled teen boy who accidentally gets rid of a weird accident through sleepwalking.
Gyllenhaal played Donnie Darko in the film. The movie premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2001, and was later released on October 26 in the United States.
End of Watch (2012)-
End of Watch is an action thriller movie that revolves around two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department- Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala. Gyllenhaal played the role of Taylor along with service as an executive producer too.
The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, and was later released on September 21 that year in the United States.
Stronger is a biographical movie that is adapted from the same-named memoir of Jeff Bauman who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings. Gyllenhaal portrayed Bauman in the movie along with being a producer too.
The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2017, and was later released on September 22 that year in the United States.
Love & Other Drugs (2010)-
Edward Zwick directed this romantic comedy movie that is adapted from the non-fiction book by Jamie Reidy written in 2005- ‘Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman.
The plot revolves around a pharmaceutical sales representative Jamie Randall and a young woman named Maggie suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Gyllenhaal played Jamie Randall with Anne Hathaway starring as Maggie in the movie. It was released on November 24, 2010, in the United States.
Jarhead is a war drama that is adapted from the same named memoir of 2003 written by Anthony Swofford, a former U. S. Marine. The plot follows Swofford’s war experience in Kuwait and Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
Gyllenhaal portrayed the character of Swofford in the movie. It was released on November 4, 2005.
The Ambulance is the last live-action movie of Gyllenhaal. The movie is an action thriller drama and is adapted from the same named Danis movie directed by Lars Andreas Pedersen and Laurits Munch-Petersen.
The plot follows two bank robbers taking two first responders hostage from an ambulance. Gyllenhaal played Daniel Sharp, one of the robbers in the movie. It released in the United States on April 8, 2022.