Biography of Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal is a star of such films as «Donnie Darko», «Brokeback Mountain», «Zodiac», «Prince of Persia», «Nocturnal Animals». He is absolutely a unique actor. He is handsome, charismatic, and tremendously talented.
Childhood and FamilySince early childhood, Jake Gyllenhaal has been inseparable from cinematography. His father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is one of the producers of the cult TV show «Twin Peaks», a filmmaker of some well-known film series, including «Shut Eye», «Billions», «Rectify», and «The Mentalist».
Jake's sibling, Maggie Gyllenhaal, is an actress, the Oscar nominee for the role in the film «Crazy Heart». She appeared in the film «The Dark Knight» by Christopher Nolan, and in such dramas as «The Honourable Woman», «Sherrybaby», and «Secretary».
Being born in such a family, the actor couldn't stand aside from cinematography, but he was fine with it. In fact, he has participated in father's pictures since childhood. At the age of 11, Jake played in the film «City Slickers», followed by acting in the film «A Dangerous Woman».
Acting CareerAfter he finished high school in 1998, Jake entered the prestigious Columbia University, but studies didn't suck him in, and after two years, the young man dropped studies and started working on his acting career.
His first lead, Jake Gyllenhaal received from a producer of the film «October Sky» (1999), Joe Johnston. The drama based on a true story tells us about a boy from a miner's family. After witnessing the first satellite launch, he «became ill» with space and started to build his own satellite in a backyard. But a harsh father decided to crush his son's dreams at any cost. The picture made 32 million dollars at the worldwide box office, and Jake proved that he made it into cinematography not by knowing the right people, but by working hard.
However, the 2000s became the golden time for the actor even without the success of «Donnie Darko». In 2001, he received the lead in the comedy «Bubble Boy», and in the drama «Highway» released that same year, he worked with Jared Leto.
Private Life of Jake GyllenhaalBecause of bright appearance and inherent charm, the actor never had any difficulties in communication with women.
Over the years, Gyllenhaal has dated pretty big-name women. He was in romantic relationships with such actresses as Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon. The press matched him with the last one all the time, but in November 2009, the celebrity couple broke up. Gyllenhaal took the breakup with his love pretty hard and even took a short break in acting.
In 2020, Gyllenhaal was spotted several times with the 24-year-old French model Jeanne Cadier. Beloved ones regularly walk together and go for groceries, so both fans and the media concluded that they are together. Sources close to the couple also reported that Jake had already introduced Jeanne to his parents.
Jake Gyllenhaal is bound by special relationships with Anne Hathaway. Despite repeated bedroom scenes (on the film set «Brokeback Mountain» and then in the film «Love and Other Drugs») and the nude photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly magazine, they didn't want to spoil their friendship with the romantic affair, which when it comes to unstable Gyllenhaal always ends up with breakup, and stayed good friends.