Jake Gyllenhaal Trivia: 21 Facts About Jake Gyllenhaal

Knoji reviews products and up-and-coming brands we think you'll love. In certain cases, we may receive a commission from brands mentioned in our guides. Learn more.
This is a trivia article about Jake Gyllenhaal: It includes information about his family, personal life, movies and co-stars.

Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal. Image via topnews.in

1. Jake Gyllenhaal was born in 1980, in California

2. His father, Stephen Gyllenhaal ,has Swedish roots, hence the surname.

3. He stands at 6' (1.83 m).

4. His father is a movie director. His mother is a producer and screenwriter.

5. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is his older sister, 1977.

Jake with sister Maggie Gyllenhaal Jake with sister Maggie Gyllenhaal. Image via bittenandbound.com

6. He and her sister played brother and sister in the cult hit Donnie Darko.

Donnie Darko with Jake Gyllenhaal Image via muhammadamrul.files.wordpress.com

Donnie Darko, made in 2001. The cast features Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone and Drew Barrymore.

7. He dated actress Kirsten Dunst.

Jake Gyllenhaal with Kirsten Dunst Jake with ex-girlfriend Kirsten Dunst. Image via thebosh.com/

8. He dated actress Reese Witherspoon. Both were serious relationships.

Jake Gyllenhaal with Reese Witherspoon Jake with Reese. Image via http://newparent.com

9. His relationship with Kirsten is rumored to have ended because Kirsten loved partying and going out all the time whereas Jake loved spending quite nights in.

10. His relationship with Reese Witherspoon is rumored to have ended because he wanted to get married and Witherspoon didn’t.

11. Kirsten is two younger than Jake and Reese is 4 years older than him.

12. He and Witherspoon starred in the drama/thriller Rendition (2007) together. Rendition’s cast also features Meryl Streep. However Jake and Reese do not play lovers.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon and Merly Streep in Rendition

Image via aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com

13. His most controversial movie role to date is in Brokeback Mountain, where he played Heath Ledger’s lover.

Brokebackl Mountain starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway Image via http://www.crankycritic.com

Brokeback Mountain cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway Image via http://static.tvguide.com

14. He and Ledger were close friends. Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams (Jake’s Brokeback Mountain co-stars) had a baby together. Jake is the godfather.

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal Image via http://www.yourcelebritystuff.com

15. His performance in Brokeback Mountain earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His co-stars Ledger and Williams were also nominated: Heath Ledger for Best Actor and Williams for Best Supporting actress.

Heath Ledger with daugter Mathilda Heath Ledger with his daughter/Jake's goddaughter Mathilda. Image via http://snarkerati.com/movie-news

16. His most mainstream leading role to the date is as Prince of Persia.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia Image via http://dohrnaira.files.wordpress.com

17. His on-screen love interests feature Jennifer Aniston, Jena Malone, Anne Hathaway, Heath Ledger, Jena Malone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emmy Rossum and Gemma Arterton.

Jake Gyllenhaal with Jennifer Aniston

Jake showing his The Good Girl co-star Jennifer Aniston some love at an awards show. Image via http://socialitelife.celebuzz.com

18. Jake Gyllenhaal starred as Dennis Quaid’s son in The Day After Tomorrow. His character was in love with his classmate played by Emmy Rossum. In real life, Emmy Rossum is 6 years younger than Jake.

Jake Gyllenhaal with co-star Emmy Rossum in The Day After Tomorrow

From a scene in The Day after tomorrow. Jake with Emmy Rossum. Image via http://img2.timeinc.net

19. Some of his other co-stars include Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Jon Bon Jovi, John Lithgow, Billy Bob Thornton, Ryan Philippe, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Richard Coyle and Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr.

20. He co-stars alongside with Jon Bon Jovi, John Lithgow, Ryan Phillippe and Billy Bob Thornton in the same movie: Homegrown. Homegrown is a comedy/thriller from 1998. The director is Jake’S father Stephen Gyllenhaal. Co-star Ryan Phillippe is his ex Reese Witherspoon’s ex-husband. They have two kids together. They broke up after Ryan cheated on her. They got married in 1998 and divorced in 2008. During the making of this movie, neither man had met Reese. Jake met Reese making Rendition and dated her for 2 years.

21. His reported salary for Jarhead is $3,000,000 and 10,000,000 for Prince of Persia. It is written that he got 8 million for acting, 2 million for the extra muscles he built.

Jarhead, Jake Gyllenhaal Image via http://ecx.images-amazon.com

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia Jake in Prince of Persia. Image via http://dgt1.net/

Resources: imdb.com

14 comments

Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
deepblue
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
Patrick Regoniel
1
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Kathleen Murphy
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Susan Kaul
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Guest
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Pinar Tarhan
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
lisa leverton
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Phoenix Montoya
0
This comment has 0 votes  by
Posted on Jul 13, 2010

About This Article

Pinar Tarhan

Explore Top Movies, Video & TV Services

CBS All Access Review Compare CBS All Access vs. top competitors See 2 CBS All Access Coupons Funimation Review Compare Funimation vs. top competitors See Funimation Coupon Codes YouTube Review Compare YouTube vs. top competitors See 2 YouTube Coupons Universal Studios Review Compare Universal Studios vs. top competitors See Universal Studios Discount Codes Crunchyroll Review Compare Crunchyroll vs. top competitors See 3 Crunchyroll Discount Codes Shudder Review Compare Shudder vs. top competitors See 1 Shudder Coupons YouTube TV Review Compare YouTube TV vs. top competitors See YouTube TV Discount Codes The History Channel Review Compare The History Channel vs. top competitors See 10 The History Channel Discount Codes HBO Now Review Compare HBO Now vs. top competitors See 1 HBO Now Coupon Codes NBC Sports Review Compare NBC Sports vs. top competitors See 6 NBC Sports Discount Codes Screencast.com Review Compare Screencast.com vs. top competitors See 1 Screencast.com Promo Codes iWantClips Review Compare iWantClips vs. top competitors See iWantClips Discount Codes ITV Review Compare ITV vs. top competitors See ITV Coupons Evil Angel Review Compare Evil Angel vs. top competitors See 2 Evil Angel Coupon Codes Yupp TV Review Compare Yupp TV vs. top competitors See 2 Yupp TV Coupon Codes DIY Network Review Compare DIY Network vs. top competitors See DIY Network Discount Codes E & ICT Academy IIT Kanpur Review Compare E & ICT Academy IIT Kanpur vs. top competitors See E & ICT Academy IIT Kanpur Coupon Codes Top-ranked movies, video & tv services >>