JAKE GYLLENHAAL (Jimmy Livingston) is perhaps best known for his heartwarming performance in
director Joe Johnston's critically acclaimed "October Sky." He will
soon be seen starring as the title character in the fantasy feature "Donnie
Darko," co-starring Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone and Noah Wyle. The film is
scheduled for release by Newmarket in October. He recently wrapped "The
Good Girl" for director Miguel Arteta ("Chuck & Buck")
opposite Jennifer Aniston. He will also appear in Touchstone Pictures'
"Baby's In Black" (tentative title), starring with Dustin Hoffman,
Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter.
Among Gyllenhaal's upcoming films are
Good Machines' "Untitled Nicole Hollofcener Project," a comedy
starring Catherine Keener and Brenda Blethyn; and "Highway," a story
of self-discovery in which he stars opposite Jared Leto and Selma Blair.
Previously, he appeared in "Josh
and S.A.M." and in "Dangerous Women" with Debra Winger. He also
played Billy Crystal's son in the hit film "City Slickers," and
Robin Williams' son in the highly acclaimed "Bop Gun" episode of the
television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets."
Gyllenhaal attended Columbia University
and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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