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Jake Gyllenhaal

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Dangerous Woman, ADangerous Woman, A (1994)
Dir. Steven Gyllenhaal
Feat. Debra Winger, Gabriel Byrne, Barbara Hershey
Debra Winger gives her most impressive performance yet as a simple woman whose compulsive honesty wins her few friends. Reminiscent of the plays of…
October SkyOctober Sky (1999) Recommended
Dir. Joe Johnston
Feat. Homer H Hickam Jnr, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Based on the memoirs of former NASA rocket–scientist Homer H. Hickam Jnr, who had the ambition to flourish beyond his roots in West Virginia…
Donnie DarkoDonnie Darko (2001)
Dir. Richard Kelly
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore
Admired by critics and an ardent fanbase for its originality and eclecticism, this quirky teen fantasy is arguably a slick patchwork of other movie…
Lovely and AmazingLovely and Amazing (2001) Recommended
Dir. Nicole Holofcener
Feat. Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Jake Gyllenhaal
Rewarding indie drama – seasoned with touches of painful comedy – that observes the troubles between three sisters waiting for their…
Moonlight MileMoonlight Mile (2002)
Dir. Brad Silberling
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon
A remarkably quirky weepie, that coats its tale of Jake Gyllenhaal’s grieving and re–adjustment to life in 1973 after his fiance’s…
Good Girl, TheGood Girl, The (2002)
Dir. Miguel Arteta
Feat. Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly
Quirky, downbeat comedy about people stuck with dead end lives in small–town America adds a string to the bow of acting challenges for starlet…
Day After Tomorrow, TheDay After Tomorrow, The (2004)
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dash Mihok
Another disaster–spectacle revival from the makers of "Independence Day" that sees scientist Dennis Quaid trying in vain to warn the world of…
JarheadJarhead (2005)
Dir. Sam Mendes
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard
An arresting and grimly ironic vision of the 1991 Gulf War, based on the memoir of ex–marine Anthony Swofford, and depicting the experiences of…
Brokeback MountainBrokeback Mountain (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ang Lee
Feat. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams
A 'cause celebre' of recent cinema, this epic romantic drama is set around the terse and smouldering long–term love affair between two cowboys…
ProofProof (2005)
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal
An elegant adaptation of David Auburnís Pulitzer Prize–winning play, with Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her London stage role as the grieving…

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