Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 2002 Jake starred in the film "Moonlight Mile" and played love interest to what future star of "Grey's Anatomy?"||All about Jake Gyllenhaal
Ellen Pompeo. Set in the 1970s, Jake's fiancée was killed and when he went to the post office to retrieve the wedding invitations he began to fall for the postal worker played by Ellen. "Moonlight Mile" was really a break out role for both Jake and Ellen.
|When Jake hosted "Saturday Night Live" in January 2007, he not only acted, he sang! From what musical did Jake sing a song complete with a wig and blue sparkly gown?||All about Jake Gyllenhaal
Dreamgirls. Jake sang the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the movie and musical "Dreamgirls". "Dreamgirls" was made into a film in 2006 starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson who as Effie White, sang the same song in the film and picked up a Golden Globe, SAG Award and an Academy Award for her portrayal.
Michelle Williams. Jake is the godfather of Matilda Rose Ledger, the daughter of his "Brokeback Mountain" co-stars Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger. Peter Sarsgaard is involved with Jake's sister Maggie; the two have a daughter named Ramona, but Jake is not the godfather.
City Slickers. When he was ten years old Jake played Billy Crystal's son Danny Robbins in 1991's "City Slickers". "City Slickers" told the story of three men (Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby) who were all going through a mid-life crisis. They decided to take a two week trip to the Wild West to fulfill a childhood dream of driving cattle and ended up having the experience of a lifetime.
It would be eight years before Jake would appear in his next big studio film, 1999's "October Sky." During the interim Jake was cast in many movies including "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) however his parents were very strict about what film projects he took and didn't want him to spend too much time away from school and from home.
To Kill A Mockingbird. Jake named a German Shepherd, Atticus and a Puggle, Boo Radley after the characters of his favorite book, "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
Columbia. Jake completed two years at Columbia University where both his mother and sister attended college. He studied Eastern religions and philosophy and one of his professors was Robert Thurman, the father of actress Uma Thurman.
Donnie Darko. Jake was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of the title character in "Donnie Darko". In this film Jake played a disturbed young man who narrowly escaped a bizarre accident, and then became plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulated him to commit a series of crimes.
He was nominated for an Oscar, and a SAG award (among others) for his performance in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" and won both the BAFTA Award and the MTV Movie Award for this role.
|In 2007 Jake starred in the film "Zodiac". However, if the film was named after Jake's Zodiac sign what would the movie have been called? ||All about Jake Gyllenhaal
Sagittarius. Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born on December 19, 1980 making him a Sagittarius. He was born in Los Angeles, California.
October Sky. Jake and Maggie starred together in "Donnie Darko" (2001), "A Dangerous Woman" (1993) and "Homegrown" (1998). The last two films were directed by their father.
|The Gyllenhaal family are all involved in show business, Jake and Maggie are actors, father Stephen is a director and mother Naomi is a producer and screenwriter. Jake also has a famous godfather, who is it?||All about Jake Gyllenhaal
Paul Newman. Not only is his godfather Paul Newman, Jake received his first driving lesson from the legendary actor. Not to be forgotten, his godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis.