On his 13th birthday, Gyllenhaal performed a "barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings," volunteering at a homeless shelter because his parents wanted to give him a sense of gratitude for his privileged lifestyle.
Gyllenhaal said his parents encouraged artistic expression: "I do have parents who constantly supported me in certain ways. Definitely, it's in expression and creativity where my family has always been best at." As a child, Gyllenhaal was regularly exposed to filmmaking due to his family's deep ties to the industry.
As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine.
And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller.
tall rabbit named Frank who tells him that the world is coming to an end.
At the time, Gyllenhaal was nine years her senior—a minor scandal—but the relationship only lasted three months. It would have turned into one of the smoldering ember piles of forgotten celebrity relationships that dot the tabloid landscape if not for that maple-latte photo and “Red,” the song Swift allegedly wrote about Gyllenhaal, which initiated him into a sort of club: a group of men that have inspired Swift songs. So, er, did he listen to any of the many songs rumored to be about him? Now, nearly seven years later, in the year of our Lord 2017, the actor has to contend with the unhappy reality of answering questions about his time with Swift. Gyllenhaal has spoken about the relationship without giving too much away before (notably in 2015 on Howard Stern), but he’s no longer abiding those questions. His performance was described by one critic as "silly, cliched and straight to video".Gyllenhaal later starred in the Touchstone Pictures romantic comedy Bubble Boy, which was loosely based on the story of David Vetter.In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony "Swoff" Swofford in Jarhead, Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.