History Creator / JakeGyllenhaal

18th Feb '18 10:02:02 PM DaFlabbagasta
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* DawsonCasting: Film/DonnieDarko was sixteen, and Jake was nineteen.
* DoingItForTheArt: "The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I'm not interested in making films that no one remembers."
* DyeingForYourArt: Gained five pounds of muscle and got a high and tight haircut for ''{{Film/Jarhead}}''.
* EnforcedMethodActing: In order to understand the police training for ''Film/EndOfWatch'', he and the rest of the cast were all tased.
* FakeBrit: Combined with TheQueensLatin for quite a good attempt in ''Film/PrinceOfPersia''. It runs in [[Series/TheHonourableWoman the family]] [[Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal it seems]].



* RealLifeRelative: He and his sister Maggie played siblings in ''Film/DonnieDarko''. Retroactively with Creator/PeterSarsgaard in ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'', as the latter married Maggie ''after'' they made the film, making him and Jake brother-in-laws.
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/DonnieDarko'''s cult appeal was his breakthrough role for most. If not that, then definitely ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' and ''{{Film/Jarhead}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Starred alongside Creator/ChrisCooper in ''October Sky'', ''Jarhead'', and ''Demolition''. He even refers to Cooper as [[TheMentor his mentor]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** His parents forbade him to be in ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', as the film would have taken him out of town for two months (it was shot in Minnesota).
** He was really hoping to get the part of Christian in ''Film/MoulinRouge''. He went through months of auditions and was down to the final three, along with Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HeathLedger. Ultimately it went to Ewan.
** Auditioned for Frodo in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', and didn't realize he needed an English accent at first. He heard back it was apparently one of the worst auditions.
** Was set to play Franchise/SpiderMan in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' due to Creator/TobeyMaguire having injured his back while filming ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''. While Jake was preparing for the role, Tobey recovered to reprise his role as Spider-Man.
** Auditioned for and was one of the top contenders for the role of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman/Bruce Wayne]] in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Was also on the shortlist to play Harvey Dent in [[Film/TheDarkKnight the sequel.]]
** Was, along with Creator/MattDamon, the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', but director Creator/JamesCameron chose to cast the then-unknown Sam Worthington instead.
** He was cast as one of the Princes in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', but dropped out to do ''Film/{{Nightcrawler}}'' instead.
31st Jan '18 11:19:21 AM costanton11
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* DawsonCasting: Film/DonnieDarko was sixteen, and Jake was nineteen.
* DoingItForTheArt: "The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I'm not interested in making films that no one remembers."
* DyeingForYourArt: Gained five pounds of muscle and got a high and tight haircut for ''{{Film/Jarhead}}''.
* EnforcedMethodActing: In order to understand the police training for ''Film/EndOfWatch'', he and the rest of the cast were all tased.
* FakeBrit: Combined with TheQueensLatin for quite a good attempt in ''Film/PrinceOfPersia''. It runs in [[Series/TheHonourableWoman the family]] [[Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal it seems]].


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* RealLifeRelative: He and his sister Maggie played siblings in ''Film/DonnieDarko''. Retroactively with Creator/PeterSarsgaard in ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'', as the latter married Maggie ''after'' they made the film, making him and Jake brother-in-laws.
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/DonnieDarko'''s cult appeal was his breakthrough role for most. If not that, then definitely ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' and ''{{Film/Jarhead}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Starred alongside Creator/ChrisCooper in ''October Sky'', ''Jarhead'', and ''Demolition''. He even refers to Cooper as [[TheMentor his mentor]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** His parents forbade him to be in ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', as the film would have taken him out of town for two months (it was shot in Minnesota).
** He was really hoping to get the part of Christian in ''Film/MoulinRouge''. He went through months of auditions and was down to the final three, along with Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/HeathLedger. Ultimately it went to Ewan.
** Auditioned for Frodo in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', and didn't realize he needed an English accent at first. He heard back it was apparently one of the worst auditions.
** Was set to play Franchise/SpiderMan in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' due to Creator/TobeyMaguire having injured his back while filming ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''. While Jake was preparing for the role, Tobey recovered to reprise his role as Spider-Man.
** Auditioned for and was one of the top contenders for the role of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman/Bruce Wayne]] in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Was also on the shortlist to play Harvey Dent in [[Film/TheDarkKnight the sequel.]]
** Was, along with Creator/MattDamon, the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', but director Creator/JamesCameron chose to cast the then-unknown Sam Worthington instead.
** He was cast as one of the Princes in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', but dropped out to do ''Film/{{Nightcrawler}}'' instead.
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4th Jul '17 10:58:04 AM nirao01
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* ''Film/{{Okja}}''
12th Dec '16 12:51:37 PM fearlessnikki
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* RealLifeRelative: He and sister Maggie played siblings in ''Film/DonnieDarko''. Subverted with Creator/PeterSarsgaard in ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' because they weren't brothers-in-law (Pete is Maggie's eventual husband) at the time.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Was set to play Franchise/SpiderMan in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' due to Creator/TobeyMaguire having injured his back while filming ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''. While Gyllenhaal was preparing for the role, Tobey recovered to reprise his role as Spider-Man.
** Auditioned for and was one of the top contenders for the role of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman/Bruce Wayne]] in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Was also on the shortlist to play Harvey Dent in [[Film/TheDarkKnight the sequel.]]
** Was, along with Creator/MattDamon, the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', but director Creator/JamesCameron chose to cast the (back then) more unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role instead.
** His parents forbade him to be in ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', as the film would have taken him out of town for two months (it was shot in Minnesota).
** He was cast as one of the Princes in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', but dropped out to do ''Film/{{Nightcrawler}}'' instead
29th Nov '16 6:36:20 PM pepsimax
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* ''Film/NocturnalAnimals''
2nd Nov '16 9:42:22 AM LordGro
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: He had a close friendship with his ''Brokeback Mountain'' co-star Heath Ledger, until the latter's death in 2008.
2nd Nov '16 5:09:56 AM jormis29
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* ''[[Film/{{Everest2015}} Everest]]''

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* ''[[Film/{{Everest2015}} Everest]]''
''Film/{{Everest|2015}}''
* ''Film/{{Life|2017}}''
3rd Sep '16 1:17:27 AM DevinMeenan
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: He had a close friendship with his ''Brokeback Mountain'' co-star Heath Ledger, until the latter's death in 2008.
12th Jul '16 11:56:56 AM ofrah1
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5th Feb '16 1:37:11 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Brothers|2009}}''
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