Born to filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal and writer-producer Naomi Foner, Jake Gyllenhaal started acting right from his childhood. Along with his sister, Maggie, Jake appeared in small roles in his father’s movies. Later, he dropped out from Columbia University to pursue a career in acting. But he had to skip the transformation stage between a child actor and a grown-up actor. So, he stayed away from teen characters and movies with adolescence as the central theme during the late-90s. He played a major role alongside Drew Barrymore in ‘Donnie Darko’ in 2001 and as Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend in ‘The Good Girl’ (2002).
The actor got his first breakthrough with the 2005 film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ directed by Ang Lee. The movie, which explored the complex love story of two cowboys, features Gyllenhaal alongside Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. The movie went on to become a huge critical and commercial success and brought Gyllenhaal a slew of accolades including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His other major works include ‘Proof,’ ‘Jarhead,’ ‘Zodiac,’ ‘Brothers,’ ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ ‘Love & Other Drugs,’ ‘Southpaw,’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals.’
At this point you must be wondering what is the next Jake Gyllenhaal movie or TV show? Well, you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that these latest Jake Gyllenhaal movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
11. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
While ‘Spider-Man’ fans are eagerly waiting for July 2, the day in which ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ hits theaters, the question buzzes around is “who is Mysterio?” The iconic villain of Spidey played by Jake Gyllenhaal seems to get a positive image makeover in the second installment of Marvel’s SpiderVerse, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.’ Tom Holland returns in Spider-Man’s suit for a second time along with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Zendaya as MJ and Marisa Tomei as May Parker for the sequel. According to reports, the plot follows Peter Parker who grapples with grief after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ while his aunt desperately tries to uplift the young man’s spirits. But Parker opts to go to Europe along with his school friends for a vacation.
But Nick Fury intervenes the trip and presses Parker to join forces with Mysterio (Gyllenhaal) in the final battle against the Elementals. Despite his villainous image, Mysterio appears as a hero who hunts down the Elementals in the trailer and other sneak peeks. Cobie Smulders and Jon Favreau also set to returns as their respective characters Maria Hill and Happy Hogan respectively. Directed by Jon Watts from Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers’ script, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ comes to theaters on July 2, 2019, through Sony Pictures.