Spider-Man: Far from Home (Quentin Beck / Mysterio)
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An Academy Award®-nominated actor, JAKE GYLLENHAAL has established himself as one of the finest actors of his generation. His production company Nine Stories is quickly becoming a force – sourcing material, developing it from the ground up, collaborating with bold storytellers, and shepherding the projects through release.
Gyllenhaal can most recently be seen as the multi-faceted “Mysterio” in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. The film, which was released on July 2, 2019 was the highest grossing Sony film of all time.
In 2014, Gyllenhaal starred in Dan Gilroy’s thriller Nightcrawler, which he also produced. For his role, Gyllenhaal received BAFTA, Golden Globe®, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Independent Spirit Award nominations and was recognized with Best Actor citations from numerous critics’ groups. Notably, Gyllenhaal also won an Independent Spirit Award as a producer on the film for “Best First Feature.”
Additionally, that same year, Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Nick Payne’s Constellations and musical theatre debut in the Encores! production of Little Shop of Horrors. His New York stage debut in 2012 in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, for the Roundabout Theatre Company, earned him nominations from the Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards. It was his first stage performance since 2002, when he starred in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of This is Our Youth on London's West End, for which he won an Evening Standard Theater Award for “Outstanding Newcomer.” Gyllenhaal also starred on Broadway in an acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George opposite Tony® winner Annaleigh Ashford. The musical, produced by Nine Stories' partner Riva Marker, re-opened the historic Hudson Theatre and played a sold-out 10-week engagement, becoming one of the most successful productions in Sondheim's esteemed history, and will return to the stage for a limited engagement in the West End at the Savoy Theatre in June 2020. Most recently, Gyllenhaal was seen on Broadway at the Hudson Theater in Sea Wall/A Life, a heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and the meaning of love alongside Tom Sturridge. Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony® and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, performs Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable. Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne in A Life, an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.
Working with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, Gyllenhaal has earned coveted roles across both independent and studio films. The actor starred in Ang Lee's classic Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar® nomination and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor; David Ayer’s End of Watch; Jean Marc Vallee's Demolition; Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw; Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest; Dennis Villeneuve’s highly acclaimed films Prisoners and Enemy; Richard Kelly's cult hit Donnie Darko; Jim Sheridan's Brothers; Duncan Jones’ Source Code; David Fincher's Zodiac; Sam Mendes'Jarhead; John Madden's Proof; Miguel Arteta's The Good Girl; Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile; Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing; Joe Johnston's October Sky; Bong Joon-ho’s Okja; Daniel Espinosa’s Life; Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs, for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination; Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals for which he earned a BAFTA nomination; Palme d’Or winner Jacques Audiard’s first English language feature The Sisters Brothers; and Velvet Buzzsaw, where he re-teamed with Dan Gilroy.
Gyllenhaal formed Nine Stories with Riva Marker in 2015, a fully capitalized production company dedicated to working with visionary storytellers in all fields. Nine Stories is currently in post-production on Antonio Campos’ “The Devil All The Time” for Netflix starring Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen and Jason Clarke; Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “Good Joe Bell” starring Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton, Reid Miller, and Gary Sinise; and Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News in Yuba County” starring Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, and Regina Hall. Previously, Nine Stories produced the highly acclaimed “Wildlife,” Paul Dano’s directorial debut starring Carey Mulligan; David Gordon Green’s feature film “Stronger,” starring Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, and executive produced “Hondros,” a documentary on war photographer Chris Hondros that won the coveted Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. For the stage, Nine Stories produced Sea Wall / A Life and We’re Only Alive For a Short Amount of Time by playwright David Cale. The company also produced the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, and is producing its upcoming limited engagement at the Savoy Theatre on the West End. Also, Nine Stories is producing Jeremy O. Harris’ critically acclaimed Slave Play at the Golden Theatre opening this fall.