Jake Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated actor. He made his film debut playing Billy Crystal's son in 1991's City Slickers and landed his first leading role in 1999's October Sky. Two years later, he starred in the cult favorite Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaal scored critical acclaim for his role as a closeted cowboy opposite Heath Ledger in 2005's Brokeback Mountain, for which he was Oscar nominated. The actor's other notable films include 2002's The Good Girl, 2004's The Day After Tomorrow, 2007's Zodiac, 2010's Love and Other Drugs, 2014's Nightcrawler and 2016's Nocturnal Animals. Gyllenhaal next stars in Life.