10 Things to Love About Jake

From his ultra-fit body to his keen mind, find out why the Brokeback star gets pulses racing. By Serena Kappes

8. HIS BRAINS

Gyllenhaal, who graduated from L.A.'s Harvard-Westlake School in 1998, studied Eastern religion at New York's Columbia University for two years. And while he'd like to finish his degree one day, for now he's keeping his mind open with nonfiction books such as Salt: A World History. "I have a weird fascination with specifics," he says. "I like the idea of learning a lot about one thing."