Jake Gyllenhaal's multifaceted career Live


Jake Gyllenhaal proves his versatility yet again in his dark leading role in Nightcrawler. The Oscar-nominated actor has played many different characters over the years, from dreamy-eyed boys to hardened soldiers to duelling dopplegangers. 
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1999: Gyllenhaal plays aspiring rocket engineer Homer Hickam in the biographical film October Sky. The son of a coal miner, Hickam must defy his father to pursue his dream. (Universal Pictures) 
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2001: Gyllenhaal plays title character Donnie Darko in a film about a teenager doing the bidding of a twisted, rabbit-like creature. (Pandora Cinema)
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2005: In the biographical war drama Jarhead, Gyllenhaal plays former marine Anthony Swofford, who chronicled his experiences in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. (Universal Pictures)
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2005: Gyllenhaal starred opposite the late Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, a story of forbidden love between two cowboys married to women. This tale of love and tenderness between two men came out the same year as Jarhead. (Focus Features)
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2005: In Proof, Gyllenhaal plays a graduate student searching for genius revelations in his deceased professor's archives. He complicates the equation for the professor's mathematician daughter, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. (Miramax Films)
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2012: Gyllenhaal stars alongside Michael Pena in End Of Watch, a film about two L.A. tough-guy cops who are in above their heads in a conflict with a murderous drug cartel (Exclusive Media Group) 
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2013: Alongside Hugh Jackman, Gyllenhaal stars in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners -- a bold Hollywood thriller that casts him as a brooding police officer desperately searching for two missing girls. (Alcon Entertainment) 
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2013: Enemy, a meditative arthouse film by Denis Villeneuve, features Gyllenhaal in two roles - as a University of Toronto professor and his confident doppelganger. (Rhombus Media)
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