You know him from Donnie Darko if you grew up in the 90s, everyone saw his incredible performance in Brokeback Mountain and most recently he played Mysterio in Spiderman: Far From Home. Jake Gyllenhaal has it all. He’s gorgeous, he’s talented, he’s quirky and funny and he’s such a charmer. Here are some things about Jake Gyllenhaal we bet you were gonna, conveniently assembled all in one place.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Age
Jake Gyllenhaal was born on December 19, 1980, in LA. He’s 38, about to turn 39 and he’s looking hot as hell. Jake’s father Stephen Gyllenhaal is a director and his mother Naomi Foner is a screenwriter so you could say him and his sister were born to be actors.
Young Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake started his acting career pretty young. He was only 10 years old when he got to act opposite Billy Crystal in City Slickers. He got his first jobs mostly because his father was in the industry, but since then he’s been really picky with what projects he chooses. And as we all know, he likes to choose pretty weird stuff, but he does a great job.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Height
Jake Gyllenhaal perfectly fits into the category of tall, dark and handsome with his height of 182 cm or 5′ 11″, if you’re still using the imperial system of measurement. But not only is he all three of those things, but Jake Gyllenhaal is also pretty charming yet wacky too. A winning combo if you ask me.
Jake Gyllenhaal Driving
Most of us will remember our first driving lesson. It’s usually a cheap car of the driving instructor or the family car with a parent sitting next to you, sweating nervously as you try to figure out how to reverse. But Jake’s first driving lesson was with his godfather Paul Newman in a car worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Makes you wonder how stressful was it for Jake, doesn’t it?
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Sister
Quite a lot of people know who Maggie Gyllenhaal is but are confused if she just has the same last name as Jake or if they’re related. Well, now you’ll know for sure. They are in fact siblings. They had a chance to work together on Donnie Darko and Jake said it was really tough. They were highly critical about each other’s acting abilities and insulted each other as siblings do, but in the end, he said that Maggie is probably the reason he chose to become an actor. She’s the person he admires more than anyone in the world but she also drives him nuts sometimes.
Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Kids
Jake hasn’t spoken much about kids until this year. When discussing his play Sea Wall. A life he shared that it made him realise that he’s not a father yet, as in he doesn’t feel responsible for adult enough to be one, but he hopes to become a father one day.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Lifeguard
Jake Gyllenhaal might’ve been born into a life of privilege but his parents always made sure to keep him grounded and self-sufficient. So before he became a huge start he did work as a lifeguard on a beach. Thankfully he didn’t have to save anyone’s life in a super dangerous situation, but he did help out a woman who was stung by jellyfish by peeing on her leg.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Wife
Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t married yet but it’s not like he’s against it. He’s mentioned in multiple interviews that he would like to settle down and start a family, but it just hasn’t happened for him. He’s dated a lot of beautiful and talented women like Kirsten Dunst, Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon. Apparently, he even proposed to Reese, but she said no and they broke up. But we’re sure that when he finds the right person, Jake will make a great husband and father.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Net Worth
Even with Jake’s taste for offbeat projects and strange movies he still made it to the A-list celebs in Hollywood. He’s a star and he’s been nominated for multiple awards for his roles. His roles might be strange and atypical, but his movies are doing great at the box office. So it’s not exactly a surprise that his net worth is $65 million.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Transformations
Jake Gyllenhaal takes his work seriously and is prepared to undergo physical transformations for a role. For the movie Nightcrawler, he had to lose 30 lbs and he did that by running 15 miles every day and mostly living on salads. Alternatively for his role in Southpaw, he had to put on a lot of muscle weight and he did it because he thought it was crucial for the character.