|Net Worth:||$65 Million|
|Born:||December 19, 1980|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Actor|
Jacob “Jake” Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor from Los Angeles. He began acting as a child with a screen debut in ‘City Slickers’ followed by roles in ‘A Dangerous Woman’, ‘Homegrown’, ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘The Good Girl’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.
As of 2020, Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth is approximately $65 million.
Jakob “Jake” Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born 19th of December, 1980, in Los Angeles. He is the son of film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner.
His parents wanted him to have a normal upbringing, so they insisted that he volunteer at a homeless shelter and work summer jobs as a teenager.
Gyllenhaal often appeared in films as a youngster. His parents let him audition for other film roles as well but did not let him act even if selected.
Gyllenhaal’s first leading role came in 1999 when he starred in ‘October Sky’. The film was a huge hit and his role was hailed as his breakout performance.
In 2004, he played Sam Hall in the science fiction disaster film, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ in which the catastrophic effects of global warming are shown in a series of extreme weather events. The movie was a big commercial success.
The following year, he portrayed Jack Twist in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
Gyllenhaal appeared in two other successful movies in 2005. He played Andrew in the biographical drama war film ‘Jarhead’ which also starred Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper. He appeared as Harold Dobbs in the drama film ‘Proof’ along with Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In 2007 he played the crime reporter Robert Graysmith in the mystery thriller ‘Zodiac’ which was based on the manhunt for the notorious serial killer known as ‘Zodiac’ who had killed several people around the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the romantic comedy ‘Love & Other Drugs’ (2010), he teamed up with Anne Hathaway with whom he had previously acted in ‘Brokeback Mountain’. The film was based on the non-fiction book, ‘Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman’ by Jamie Reidy.
As of this year, Gyllenhaal has starred in Velvet Buzzsaw, and will be one of the cast in the upcoming Spider-Man movie ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.
As of 2020, Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth is $65 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Jake Gyllenhaal’s career:
- Brokeback Mountain (Movie, 2005)
- BAFTA Awards (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, 2006) – Won
- Southpaw (Movie, 2015)
- Velvet Buzzsaw (Movie, 2019)
Favorite Quotes from Jake Gyllenhaal
“Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, ‘exhaust every possibility.’ Once you get to a certain place, it’s like you just deliver everything you’ve got. Don’t have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again.” – Jake Gyllenhaal
“What made me most courageous was that I realized I had to try to let go of that stereotype I had in my mind, that bit of homophobia, and try for a second to be vulnerable and sensitive. It was f**kin’ hard, man. I succeeded only for milliseconds.” – Jake Gyllenhaal
“I grew up on movie sets, so it was something I just found familiar. When I was growing up also, in high school, I would audition for things and my parents let me audition for things – with the thought that I wouldn’t get them. And then I would get them… sometimes, and it would surprise them.” – Jake Gyllenhaal
“What world am I living in?’ Aren’t movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don’t have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money?” – Jake Gyllenhaal
“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.” – Jake Gyllenhaal
3 Great Lessons from Jake Gyllenhaal
Let’s take a look at some of the best lessons from Jake Gyllenhaal:
1. Mistakes Are Opportunities
Let’s not glorify failure. There are stupid mistakes! Especially, making the same mistake over and over again. Mistakes are only good if you actually learn from them.
That’s why most successful people look at mistakes as opportunities: Not because they TRY to fail. But because a “good” mistake is an opportunity to learn. An opportunity to not make that mistake again in the future.
2. Treat People How They Want to Be Treated
In short: The better you treat people, the better you get treated. But this means you learn how to put yourself in other people’s shoes. The key is this: Don’t treat them how you want to be treated. Treat them how THEY want to be treated.
3. Let Your Actions Speak
Successful people know actions speak louder than words when it comes to other people. But they apply the same rule to themselves. Prove that you are correct though actions.
The best way to make someone angry is to tell them they’re wrong. If you want people on your side, that’s not a great strategy. That’s why successful people don’t argue with words.
Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor best known for his role as Jack Twist in the epic romantic drama ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The good looking actor once counted amongst the “50 Most Beautiful People” by the ‘People’ magazine, goes to great lengths to avoid being stereotyped as just another one of those pretty faces in Hollywood.
As of 2020, Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth is roughly $65 million.