Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”) is back in the awards hunt this year for his role as Amy Adams‘ ex-husband in Tom Ford‘s stylish thriller “Nocturnal Animals.” It will seen in a limited release in select cities this Friday, November 18, and is set for a nationwide roll-out on December 9. Let’s take a look of his wide-ranging film career with a new photo gallery (view above) featuring his greatest performances prior to this.
In “Nocturnal Animals,” for which Gyllenhaal has received glowing notices, he actually plays two roles. As Edward Sheffield, he plays an author who has dedicated his latest book to his ex-wife Susan Morrow (Adams). As Tony Hastings, he plays Susan’s imagination of the leading character in his fictional book, whose story is also told in the film. Dual characters very offer garner awards attention, and so it may be for Gyllenhaal this year.
Gyllenhaal reaped a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “Brokeback Mountain” (2005). He also received two Golden Globe nominations (Best Comedy Actor for 2010’s “Love and Other Drugs”; Best Drama Actor for 2014’s “Nightcrawler”.) In addition, he has racked up three Screen Actors Guild Awards bids (two for “Brokeback” as Best Supporting Actor and for Best Film Ensemble; another for Best Actor in “Nightcrawler”). However, he fell short with all of these nominations and still does not have a major acting award.
Although he started out as a child actor (even playing Billy Crystal‘s son in “City Slickers”), our photo gallery begins with his breakthrough role in “October Sky” (1999). Of course, all of his award-related films are included in the gallery, as are “Donnie Darko” (2001), “The Good Girl” (2002), “Jarhead” (2006), “Zodiac” (2007), “End of Watch” (2012), “Prisoners” (2013), and “Enemy” (2014). We haven’t added “Nocturnal Animals” at this stage, but it will certainly be included down the road.
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