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The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Jake Gyllenhaal character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Jake Gyllenhaal characters list, ranked from best to worst along with movie clips when available. These roles are ordered by the number of votes they receive, so only the greatest roles played by Jake Gyllenhaal are at the top of the list. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Jack Twist and Donnie Darko. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that. This list includes both movie and TV performances, so you don't have to choose between one or the other.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Jake Gyllenhaal character?" or "What are the top Jake Gyllenhaal performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best Jake Gyllenhaal performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Jake Gyllenhaal roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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Donnie Darko
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Prisoners
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Lou Bloom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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Nightcrawler
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Brokeback Mountain
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Billy Hope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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Colter Stevens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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End of Watch
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The Day After Tomorrow
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Anthony St. Claire Enemy
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Love & Other Drugs
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October Sky
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Tommy Cahill Brothers
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Jimmy Livingston Bubble Boy
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Adam Bell Enemy
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Douglas Freeman Rendition
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Pilot Kelson Highway
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Holden Worther The Good Girl
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City Slickers
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Moonlight Mile
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Edward A Dangerous Woman
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Jordan Lovely & Amazing