However, it was his follow-up performance that won critical acclaim in the controversial Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which he co-starred with Australian actor Heath Ledger, as sheep herders who fall in love in the 1960s and depicts their relationship over the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.Gyllenhaal received both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.Howard, 61, who was now in his stride, revealed he was ‘super attracted’ to Taylor and said if he had been friends with Jake when they were dating, he would have told him she was worth staying with long term.Big love: Jake was asked if he had ever been in love - he said twice.
He made impact in various films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in films such as October Sky (1999) and as the title role in the cult phenomenon psychological thriller, Donnie Darko (2001), for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor.
He followed this with roles encompassing many different genres, including the Walt Disney romantic comedy, Bubble Boy (2001); opposite Jennifer Aniston in another Sundance favorite, The Good Girl (2002), and in the science fiction blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow (2004), which also starred Dennis Quaid.
Making his theater debut, Gyllenhaal appeared on the London stage with a starring role in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of "This Is Our Youth".
You may know Jake from such movies as Donnie Darko, The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Nightcrawler.
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A new international trailer for ‘Stronger’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany, containing new scenes from the film has been released.