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


Show business is in his blood: Gyllenhaal's father is director Stephen Gyllenhaal, mom is screenwriter Naomi Foner, and he followed sister Maggie into acting. Plus, his godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis, and Paul Newman gave him driving lessons on a racetrack when he was a teen. Still, he's never taken his family ties for granted. "There's a humility to him," says his Moonlight Mile director, Brad Silberling.