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Kirk Cameron's 'Unstoppable' opens with $2 million in limited release

Kirk Cameron's 'Unstoppable' opens with $2 million in limited release

NASHVILLE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Kirk Cameron's new faith-based film "Unstoppable" earned $2 million during screenings at 700 U.S. theaters Tuesday night, box-office records show.

'Prisoners' captures weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- "Prisoners," a thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $21.43 million.
Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, a married father of two, says he felt a tremendous responsibility to the real-life families of kidnapped children as he made his new thriller "Prisoners."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Stars line up for Queen Latifah's new talk show

Stars line up for Queen Latifah's new talk show

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Sharon Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal and Will Smith will be among the first guests on "The Queen Latifah Show" in Los Angeles.
'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen dramas "Prisoners" and "Gravity" have been added to the lineup of September's Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced.
Jake Gyllenhaal leaves 'Into the Woods' movie musical

Jake Gyllenhaal leaves 'Into the Woods' movie musical

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is no longer slated to play a prince in the big-screen musical fairy tale "Into the Woods," Indie Wire reported.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.

Girl expelled from school for exploding experiment going to space camp

BARTOW, Fla., May 23 (UPI) -- A Florida girl expelled from school after her science experiment exploded will be going to space camp with the help of a former NASA manager, officials said.
Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks for roles in a Hollywood film adaptation of the stage musical "Into the Woods," Deadline.com reported.
Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Drama League nominated the New York musicals "Dogfight," "Here Lies Love" and "Kinky Boots" for its Best Musical Award Tuesday.
'End of Watch' tops DVD sales chart; 'Taken 2' is No. 1 rental

'End of Watch' tops DVD sales chart; 'Taken 2' is No. 1 rental

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Actor Jake Gyllenhaal's police drama "End of Watch" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday.
'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "GCB" actress Kristin Chenoweth will be the first guest co-host on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live," the syndicated U.S. daytime talk show said Monday.
Jake Gyllenhaal to make off-Broadway debut

Jake Gyllenhaal to make off-Broadway debut

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Film star Jake Gyllenhaal is to make his New York stage debut in Nick Payne's play, "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the show's producers said.

'Hop' hares its way to No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- The animated "Hop," featuring the voice of Russell Brand, jumped to the top of the U.S. box office during the weekend with more than $38.11 million.
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American actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends the Orange British academy film awards at Odeon,Leicester square in London on February 19, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (pronounced /ˈdʒɪlənhɑːl/ JILL-ən-hahl; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. He has appeared in diverse roles since his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, followed by the 2001 indie cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teen and onscreen brother to his real-life sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In the 2004 science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow he portrayed a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event, alongside Dennis Quaid as his father. He then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he garnered critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination as Jack Twist in the film Brokeback Mountain opposite Heath Ledger.

Gyllenhaal has promoted various political and social causes. He appeared in Rock the Vote advertising, campaigned for the Democratic Party in the 2004 election, promoted environmental causes, and campaigned on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs). Maggie Gyllenhaal, his sister and also an actress, appeared with Jake in the movie Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaal's father was raised in the Swedenborgian religion and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. His last native Swedish ancestor was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal's mother is from a Jewish family from New York City, and Gyllenhaal has said that he considers himself "more Jewish than anything else." On his thirteenth birthday, Gyllenhaal performed a "barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings", volunteering at a homeless shelter, because his parents wanted to instill in him a sense of gratitude for his privileged lifestyle. His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself, and he thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend.

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