Name: Jake Gyllenhaal
Born As: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Birthdate/place: December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
Claim to Fame: Played the disturbed title character in Donnie Darko (2001)
Jake Gyllenhaal Bio: “You know, it’s flattering when there’s a rumor that says I’m bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I’m open to whatever people want to call me. I’ve never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don’t think I would be afraid of it if it happened,” states Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. He has appeared in very diverse roles since his first lead role in October Sky (1999), followed by Donnie Darko (2001). In the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow he portrayed a student caught in a global cooling event, with Dennis Quaid as his father. His next role was as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he won critical acclaim as Jack Twist in the film Brokeback Mountain (2005) opposite Heath Ledger.
In 2007 he starred in the films Zodiac and Rendition.