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Rachel McAdams spotted dining with Jake Gyllenhaal in Pittsburgh

Rachel McAdams spotted dining with Jake Gyllenhaal in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 6 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal were photographed dining together in Pittsburgh earlier this week.
Veronica Linares
Jay Z and Beyonce drop star-studded trailer for fake heist film

Jay Z and Beyonce drop star-studded trailer for fake heist film

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) --Jay Z and Beyonce released a surprise promo video, starring Blake Lively, Sean Penn and Jake Gyllenhaal, for their upcoming "On the Run" tour.
Kate Stanton
Josh Hutcherson honors Philip Seymour Hoffman at MTV Movie Awards

Josh Hutcherson honors Philip Seymour Hoffman at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Josh Hutcherson took a moment to remember his "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" costar Philip Seymour Hoffman while accepting an MTV Movie Award Sunday.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death revealed

Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death revealed

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The results of Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy have been released nearly four weeks after the actor's death.
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift talks getting naked, writing about her exes

Taylor Swift talks getting naked, writing about her exes

NASHVILLE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift is not planing on getting naked for the cameras any time soon.
Veronica Linares
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- No cause of death reported for Philip Seymour Hoffman, but police source said it was likely a drug overdose.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve says audiences care about the characters in his thriller "Prisoners" because of Aaron Guzikowski's powerful screenplay and the extraordinary performances given by his cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Jake Gyllenhaal suffers hand injury filming 'Nightcrawler' scene

Jake Gyllenhaal suffers hand injury filming 'Nightcrawler' scene

Nov. 14 (UPI) --Jake Gyllenhaal got so into a "Nightcrawler" scene that he banged his hands into a mirror.
Kate Stanton
Jake Gyllenhaal lands in ER after punching mirror on film set

Jake Gyllenhaal lands in ER after punching mirror on film set

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was treated at a Los Angeles hospital emergency room after he punched a mirror on the set of his film "Nightcrawler," People.com said.
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.
'Cloudy 2' finds clear skies atop weekend box office

'Cloudy 2' finds clear skies atop weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The animated "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" ate up the weekend box office with $35 million in receipts.
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.
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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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