100+ Jake Gyllenhaal Quotes That Will Really Motivate You

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Jake Gyllenhaal is a very famous and popular American actor. Jake Gyllenhaal had been born into the Gyllenhaal family and is the son of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner. Jake Gyllenhaal had started acting when he was a child and had made his acting debut in City Slickers in the year, 1991, and this had been followed by his roles in A Dangerous Woman and also, Homegrown. Jake Gyllenhaal’s breakthrough performances had been as the character, Homer Hickam in October Sky in the year, 1999 and also in the movie, Donnie Darko. Jake Gyllenhaal is well-known for his role in Day After Tomorrow.

Jake Gyllenhaal had won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and had also earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing the role of the character, Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain in the year, 2005. Jake Gyllenhaal’s career had then progressed with a lot of starring roles in the thriller called, Zodiac and also Love & Other Drugs (2010). Jake Gyllenhaal had starred in Source Code. Jake Gyllenhaal’s highest-grossing movie had been with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

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“Crazy people don’t sit around wondering if they’re nuts.”

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“I’m a harsh critic, you know? I am.”

Jake Gyllenhaal famous quotes “Ask yourself why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour.”

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“Every man goes through a period of thinking they’re attracted to another guy.”

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“Every journey starts with fear.”

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“‘Brokeback Mountain’ takes all your conceptions of America, and the Western, and cowboys, and sexuality, and love, and it stirs them all up.”

“As much as I am one for real human interaction, I also want to make a show that’s entertaining and that people want to see.”

“Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, ‘exhaust every possibility.’ Once you get to a certain place, it’s like you just deliver everything you’ve got. Don’t have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again.”

“Do I take care of my body and take conditioning seriously? Yes.”

“Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life”

“Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.”

“I am inherently a little brother – that’s just my nature. It has to do with my sister being very strong and wanting to protect me. It’s the natural order of things.”

“I can’t make a movie unless I believe in the themes behind it. I mean, that’s the first question I ask myself, always, is, ‘What is this movie about?’”

“I did a lot of background and research on ‘End Of Watch,’ and I definitely used certain skills that I learned.”

“I don’t always think it’s necessary for somebody to be nice all the time.”

“I don’t think I’m sharp enough to not prepare and come on set and kill it.”

“I don’t think my approach to acting is all necessarily in service of the character. I think, selfishly, I’ve put it in service of myself, my perspective on the world and helping my life.”

“I don’t think you can approach any piece of art with boundaries or rules. I think respect is a very important thing, but I also think what we discover along the way is really important.”

“I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they’re attracted to another guy.”

“I grew up on movie sets, so it was something I just found familiar. When I was growing up also, in high school, I would audition for things and my parents let me audition for things – with the thought that I wouldn’t get them. And then I would get them… sometimes, and it would surprise them.”

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“I have a mentor. I have… guides. I have a lot of guides. Not a lot, but people whose opinions I really respect and who I will turn to.”

“I have an overactive brain, and as a result of that, I can really get in my own mind. So I like to try and exercise it to the point of exhaustion.”

“I heard about the movie business before I even knew what it was. So I surround myself now with people who are like, ‘Can we not talk about movies for an hour?’”

“I hope I’m a spiritual person. I’m trying to be a spiritual person.”

“I like the idea of the adventurer’s spirit. I think that is very much what a man searches for, in a certain way.”

“I liken movies to playing a piano: Sometimes you’re playing the chords and different notes with unresolved cadences and playing all major chords that are all over the place, and you’re enjoying yourself with a great, simple melody.”

“I love ‘Training Day’ – that’s a great movie.”

“I love movies that are saying things that people might find odd at times. I don’t find them odd at all. They give me comfort.”

“I remember being in college knowing I didn’t want to go anymore. I wanted to try and become an actor. There is a something in me, with a risk of sounding cliche, that I just had to do it. I knew from an early age that acting was my path.”

“I think as an actor you have to be open to your emotions – that’s how you tap into other characters. Besides, by being so open I’ve come to terms with how screwed I am!”

“I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.”

“I think it’s important for every man to find the right woman and every woman to find the right man.”

“I think that more and more there’s a sense that the best performances I can give are the ones that are the truest to who I am. The further I move away from who I am, the worse they are.”

“I think that we all have within us the potential for almost anything. If we play close attention to our lives, then we can get at it somehow.”

“I think you hear a lot of people say ‘I support the troops’ and all of that, but I really feel deeply that I do.”

“I want, overall, to trust what I know is right. There have been many times when I haven’t.”

“I would really love to direct one day. I think there are certain actors who love the character and the performance and that’s all they want to be a part of.”

“I’m going to continue doing what I want to do. And if it means I want to go and make a big movie, if it has something to say, I will want to make it. I don’t want to spend my life wasting my time. If it’s a big movie, I want to do it. If it’s a small movie, I want to do it.”

“I’m like, ‘What world am I living in?’ Aren’t movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don’t have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money?”

“I’m open to whatever people want to call me.”

“I’ve learned over the years that freedom is just the other side of discipline.”

“If you’re going to spend seven months of your life – for me seven months, for Roland Emmerich, 3, 4, 5 years of his life – doing something, I think you have to have something to say.”

“In work, never have any regrets and always leave everything on the field.”

“It bothers me when people say, ‘Oh, you’re so down to earth – for an actor.’ Even when they don’t say ‘for an actor,’ I feel like that’s the implication. Why are the standards so low for performers?”

“It’s funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park.”

“My experience on ‘Jarhead’ was life changing.”

“My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.”

“My mum raised us on classic movies and a lot of musical theatre.”

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“One role blends into the next role. I mean, there’s strange idiosyncrasies from roles that I play that I picked up that will never go away.”

“Really, contrary to popular belief, I like to have a good time and not take myself too seriously.”

“Romance is important, but to have a friend you can use as a mirror, who can give you an objective response, that’s what’s really important.”

“Some movies you fall a step behind, and some you stay in the same place, make the same choices. And then sometimes there are people who know more than you but show you, and that’s the maximum you can hope for – doing that with someone who says, ‘I like you for what you are, and I want you to be in my picture.’”

“The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive.”

“The idea of competition, particularly in a creative atmosphere, is always there. And, if you don’t acknowledge that, you are doing yourself and the process a disservice.”

“The last name is pronounced Jill-en-hall. It’s spelled with two l’s, two a’s. We have a song in my family; G-Y-Double L – EN – HAAL spells Gyllenhaal. It’s a Swedish name. It’s a family heirloom set to music.”

“Theater has given me a different perspective on the way I approach films.”

“We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it’s pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen.”

“When I was young, before school, my father would wake me up and we would go running together. A love of being physical, being active and being outside was something he instilled in me.”

“When you have a lot of opportunities, which I am blessed to have had in terms of my work, you get into the habit of not paying attention to certain specifics. And as we get busy, anything we do is the same thing.”

“Working on a movie like ‘Prince of Persia’ was awesome. It was great fun to be an action hero and to jump around, running off walls and fighting and having great quippy lines.”

“[1999] Being a star doesn’t last. That’s not what life should be about. It’s a complete illusion that really has nothing to do with you. For me, finding out
about life is the most important thing.”

“[on the one role that got away] I’d have to say Ewan McGregor’s part in Moulin Rouge! (2001). It was so close. I sang and everything. I went through months
of auditions. It was between me, Heath Ledger and Ewan. I think it came down to age and where people were in their careers. I was the youngest and the least
known. I would hope it didn’t have anything to do with talent. Maybe it did.”

“I admire actors and artists who devote just as much time to their life as they do to their work.”

“In a perfect world, I would love to do one play for every three movies.”

“The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I’m not interested in making films that no one remembers.”

“Coming from a family where my mom is a writer, I just respond to how people speak.”

“[on the stages of fame in Hollywood] First, it’s “Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?”, then it’s “Get me Jake Gyllenhaal”, then “Get me someone who looks like Jake
Gyllenhaal”, and then “Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?”. Right now, I’m between “Who is Jake Gyllenhaal? and “Get me Jake Gyllenhaal”.”

“Some movies you fall a step behind and some you stay in the same place, make the same choices. And then sometimes there are people who know more than you but show you, and that’s the maximum you can hope for – doing that with someone who says, “I like you for what you are, and I want you to be in my picture.” I didn’t have to fake it or put on a mask – all the resources I had inside me were more than adequate. I don’t want to pretend to be something … I’m not
pretending any more to fit somebody’s mold. That’s a long-winded statement but – why not do what you really think, even if it’s a mistake?”

“You know, it’s flattering when there’s a rumor that says I’m bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I’m open to whatever people want to call me.
I’ve never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don’t think I would be afraid of it if it happened. (December 2005)”

“[on filming Brokeback Mountain (2005)] I fooled around with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams got pregnant.”

“We live in a sad time where actors are politicians and politicians are actors.”

“[on why he dislikes films with obvious political messages] It’s very important for me to be in movies that don’t have a message. Messages tend to be a little preachy, and I don’t think that’s what movies are about. It’s important for me to be in movies that have a human level, have a heart in them. That’s the reason why I did this (Rendition (2007)) and it just so happens to be really topical. This political issue is a very important one right now which, as
Americans, we need to look at. So it seems like it’s (the film) is very political, it seems like there’s a message in it, but ultimately there’s a real story
about human beings dealing with actual human things.”

“I think my strength is to do a take all the way through. I am definitely not someone who can do a sprint. Maybe I am not that smart, but it takes me a while
to find the moment, and I like to be pushed toward it.”

“When you grow up there is some compromising to do. But compromising creative instinct is never good.”

“[on Love & Other Drugs (2010)] Annie (Anne Hathaway) and I already had sex on film in Brokeback Mountain (2005), so I wasn’t too nervous. There’s something
about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It’s all about rhythm. There’s a rhythm to writing, there’s a rhythm to sports and
there’s a rhythm to sex.”

“[on training for the police movie, End of Watch (2012)] We were all Tased. The whole cast. We decided that we thought it would be a sort of semi-bonding
experience. When we had a choice between between pepper spray and being Tased, we were told by the professionals that Tasing was probably the preference
because pepper spray lasts for a long time after. And a Tase is done in moments. Se we decided to go for quick and painful.”

“My parents were relatively progressive in their spiritual beliefs: my father is Christian and my mother is Jewish. On my 13th birthday, they thought it was
important for me to experience a rite of passage, an entrance into manhood, and the consensus was that we would do something for the good of the community,
some charitable work – a barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings. So we went to a homeless shelter and we did some work there and then I had the
party – the celebration – there.”

“My dad descends from the Swedish Gyllenhaal family, a noble lineage that my ancestor Nils Gunnarsson Haal established in the 17th century and which has been
very influential in Sweden for a long time. My great-grandfather emigrated to the USA. But I see myself as a Jew since my mother is a Russian-Jewish New

“It’s only appropriate as an indulgent actor to think about quitting ’cause it’s such an intense job.”

“The biggest mistake that I’ve made is not really admitting to myself that filmmaking is a director’s medium. We all get into situations where we’re working
with people, and we try to control that. But I realized once I’m gone it’s going to be the director’s vision from here on out.”

“[on his failed audition for the role of Frodo Baggins] I remember auditioning for The Lord of the Rings and going in and not being told that I needed a
British accent. I really do remember Peter Jackson saying to me, “You know that you have to do this in a British accent?” We heard back it was literally one
of the worst auditions.”

“[on playing Donnie Darko] For me, personally, when approaching the role, it was sort of hard to figure out, because there’s so many things that he gets hit
with. I think that Donnie is what he comes in contact with.”

“[on Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler (2014)] My grandfather (whose parents were immigrants from Russia) he really wanted me at one point to read this story about
Billy the Kid, because Billy the Kid was an immigrant, essentially, and he was someone that came here to reinvent himself, and that America is made up,
obviously, out of the idea of reinvention, and that Billy the Kid is this quintessential American character, and was an immigrant. He reinvented his identity
to become the quintessential American. And I think that Lou is a product of the times; he’s been created…

“One of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen is Max Pomeranc as the young boy in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993). Something about watching a child and
his ability to be honest, and his desperation for honesty, even in the midst of all the adults surrounding them, which is essentially what that movie is
about, and the performance itself is so present and exists on its own even today.”

“[on working with sister on Donnie Darko (2001)] It was really hard for me and my sister, I was nineteen years old and she was twenty three I would always say “what are you doing? That’s acting to you?” and she would say “oh you suck” so then I would say you’re such a faker” it was very “sibling-esque” but my
sister is probably the reason why I do this, she’s somebody I admire more than anybody in the world and drives me fucking nuts sometimes.”

“[Advice for acting students] The way you behave with everybody is more important than the work you do. Generosity, kindness and patience will get you so far: that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned.”

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“[on what he is personally fearful of] Many things. I think we’re living in a particularly scary time. But I’m Jewish, so I have a tendency towards anxiety.
With my work, no matter how much time and preparation I’ve had, I’m always scared. But I know what a privilege it is to do the job that I do. I know how
amazing it is to be able to choose the work that I do.”

“[on receiving more attention for his abs in Prince of Persia than his character] It’s fine, it’s definitely flattering. I think there’s a definite focus on
vanity, and I think we all focus on it, which is so unimportant to me. What’s interesting is the character being played.”

“When I was in ‘Jarhead,’ I felt really good about my body, really confident,”

“It’s funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park.”

“We made out, and they had a baby.”

“If, for some reason, you could… wanna be with me heart and soul, I’ll be waiting for you at 5pm outside Chunky Cheese – The Good Girl”

“I grew up in L.A., so the idea of same-sex relationships is hardly foreign to me. I think there comes a time when everyone asks himself about his sexuality. That doesn’t mean you experiment, but you definitely think about your preferences.”

“I’m like, ‘What world am I living in?’ Aren’t movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don’t have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money?”

“I’m at a period in my life when I’m figuring out my idea of who I am and what I want and how to hold onto love — all that big stuff. And I’m starting to realize that it can happen at any age. I know people who are in their 50s who are figuring out what they want and who they are, and I think it’s great. It’s like you’re always approaching life as a beginner.”

“It’s a wonderful love story — a freaky, awesome ride with crazy characters,”

“I wouldn’t call it a western, … I would call it a love story that happens to take place in the West.”

“This means even more to me socially than artistically. It’s just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can’t even believe I’ve got this for it.”

“There have been times when I’ve been working with women and they just said, ‘Hey, I’ve faked it before. I can fake it again.'”

“Crazy people don’t sit around wondering if they’re nuts.”

“Usually, the action’s moving so fast, you don’t get the opportunity to see the psychology, really,”


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