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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal [1]

Born:December 19, 1980 (40)
Filmography Rating:8.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.70 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.00 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Spider-Man: Far from Home [2019](39) => Quentin Beck / Mysterio

Trivia that mentions this person:
Avatar [2009]
  • Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal were the studio's first choices to play Jake Sully, but James Cameron decided to cast the unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role.
    Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Ethan Hawke, Jack Huston, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp & Joseph Gordon-Levitt were all considered or rumored for the role of Stephen Strange.
    It [2017]
  • The cast of the "Losers Club" were asked whom they wanted to play their adult parts: Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier) said Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) said Jessica Chastain, Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) said Chadwick Boseman, Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak) said Jake Gyllenhaal, Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) said Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) said Chris Pratt, and Jaeden Martell (Bill Denbrough) said Christian Bale. Wolfhard and Lillis are the only actors of the young cast who had eventually gotten their wish, as that Hader and Chastain ended up being cast as the older versions of Ritchie and Beverly, respectively, in the sequel.
    The Bourne Legacy [2012]
  • Taylor Kitsch, Shia LaBeouf, Adam Brody, Garrett Hedlund, Luke Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, [?] Josh Hartnett, Tobey Maguire, [?] Alex Pettyfer, Dominic Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Kellan Lutz, [?] Benjamin Walker, [?] Erryn Arkin, Paul Dano, Joel Edgerton, Oscar Isaac, Logan Marshall-Green, and Michael Pitt were considered for the role of Aaron Cross. Isaac was eventually cast in the different role as Outcome #3.
    Spider-Man: Far from Home [2019]
  • Both Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal have appeared in a major superhero franchise. Maggie took over for Katie Holmes (Batman Begins (2005)) as Bruce Wayne's love interest Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight (2008).
  • Jake Gyllenhaal loved playing the mysterious Quentin Beck and says, "I wanted to create a character that you won't forget."
  • Jake Gyllenhaal joked that sometimes he felt like a T-Rex when wearing Mysterio's armor. The forearm pieces, known as vambraces, would stop Gyllenhaal's arm movements short.
  • When discussing Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, producer [?] Amy Pascal says, "As much as we talked about Mysterio in a practical way - like how his powers would work in the movie - when Jake got involved, he brought a new level of humanity, unpredictability, and humor to the character."
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is almost never seen wearing anything other than his full "superhero" suit throughout. It was actually suggested to him he'd wear something else for certain scenes, but according to him, he genuinely liked wearing that suit so much he refused to wear anything else. However, a keen eye can see Gyllenhaal in character. spying on Peter Parker in street cloths just before Peter purchases the Black Dahlia necklace before Hydroman attacks.
  • This isn't the first time Jake Gyllenhaal has been associated with a Spider-Man film. Originally he was going to replace Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004) after Maguire got injured during the filming of Seabiscuit (2003), but luckily, his injuries healed up and he came back on set.