Jacob Benjamin “Jake” Gyllenhaal is an actor best known for his role as Jack Twist in the epic romantic drama ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which earned him an Academy award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The good looking actor, once counted amongst the "50 Most Beautiful People" by the ‘People’ magazine, goes to great lengths to avoid being stereotyped as just another one of those pretty faces in Hollywood. He is well-known for choosing unconventional roles that allow him to explore his acting skills be it the psychologically troubled teenager in ‘Donnie Dorkie’, or a man confused about his sexuality in ‘Brokeback Mountain’. As the son of a film director and screenwriter, Jake’s passion for acting and the big screen seems natural, even predestined. In spite of his family’s close connections with the film industry, his parents ensured that he got an upbringing as normal as anybody else. As an adolescent he was made to volunteer at a shelter and hold summer jobs like any other typical teenager—these incidents instilled in him a high regard for hard work and professional ethics. One of his initial films, ‘Donnie Dorkie’ has since then become a huge cult favourite. He has a large fan following among the gay and bi-sexual groups due to his sensitive portrayal of a homosexual character in one of his film.