Jake Gyllenhaal: Mental Health Policy Engaged Star

Learn more about the career of the actor who became an activist, promoting various political and social causes.
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Fluffy Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, born in Los Angeles on December 19, 1980, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brokeback Mountain. He is best known for playing Homer Hickam in the film October Sky, followed by the movie Donnie Darko, which gave life to a psychologically challenged teenager opposite of his real-life sister Maggie Gyllenhaal.

2005 was undoubtedly the year of his consecration as an actor in front of the general public, thanks to his portrayal of a frustrated Marine in Jarhead and, above all, as cowboy Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, which earned him critical acclaim. The star has since collected several awards, roles, and stakes in major productions, the latest being Spider-Man: Far from Home and Velvet Buzzsaw, both released in 2019.

Gyllenhaal has become an activist, promoting various political and social causes. In recent years, he has appeared in the Rock the Vote advertising campaign and publicly supported the United States Democratic Party in the last elections. Jake recently showed his support for the NGO Headstrong, which seeks to take care of the mental health of war veterans and gave an inspiring speech at the event.

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