Gyllenhaal received favorable critical reviews and an Evening Standard Theatre Award in the category "Outstanding Newcomer". When asked about his kissing scenes with Heath Ledger in Brokeback MountainGyllenhaal said, "As an actor, I think we need to embrace the times we feel most uncomfortable. Gyllenhaal received further recognition for his roles in ZodiacBrothersPrince of Persia: Silverman September 3, Gyllenhaal has both literal godparents and what he describes as "celebrity godparents".
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Gyllenhaal's niece, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born on October 3, Retrieved from " https: Archived from the original on October 2, Life on the Street ; and in the comedy Homegrown. He also auditioned to be Batman for the blockbuster Batman Begins  and came close to getting the role,  but Christian Bale was ultimately chosen for it. Los AngelesCalifornia, U. Queer sex scenes featuring Jake Gyllenhaal are what the gay rights movement was founded on — not many people know this, but the gay sex scenes from Brokeback Mountain threw the first brick at Stonewall.
Retrieved July 24, Raised in a family concerned with social issues, in Gyllenhaal participated in an advertising campaign by the American Civil Liberties Unionan organization his entire family strongly supports. Laura Pels Theatre, New York. Association for Library Service to Children. He shot a commercial for Rock the Vote and, along with his sister, visited the University of Southern California to encourage students to vote during the U. InGyllenhaal starred in the science fiction thriller film Lifeas astronaut David Jordan,  played a supporting role in the action-adventure film Okja and headlined the drama Strongerabout Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman.