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Former Child Actor Jake Gyllenhaal: Why Hollywood's Hardest-Working Guy Deserves an Oscar

November 13, 2009

No young actor in Hollywood is putting together a more eclectic resume than Jake Gyllenhaal these days. With the news (per Variety and the Hollywood Reporter) that he's negotiating to star in 'Source Code,' a sci-fi thriller to be directed by 'Moon' helmer (and David Bowie spawn) Duncan Jones, Gyllenhaal is poised to add science fiction to an already beefy arsenal of roles that spans almost every genre imaginable.

So why is Gyllenhaal trying to be jack of all genres? Well, before we go over the mounting group of projects to which Jake is attached, let's talk about the Oscars. Read More