Fictional Characters 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
2
180 25
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Prisoners
3
125 16
Lou Bloom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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Nightcrawler
4
177 33
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Brokeback Mountain
5
110 16
Billy Hope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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101 20
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7
79 16
Colter Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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90 22
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End of Watch
9
82 18
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10
83 24
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The Day After Tomorrow
11
59 13
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Anthony St. Claire Enemy
12
72 22
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Love & Other Drugs
13
63 18
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Tommy Cahill Brothers
14
54 14
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October Sky
15
62 24
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
16
44 12
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Adam Bell Enemy
17
49 16
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Jimmy Livingston Bubble Boy
18
33 15
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Holden Worther The Good Girl
19
28 11
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Douglas Freeman Rendition
20
29 13
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Pilot Kelson Highway
21
30 15
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City Slickers
22
28 14
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23
24 15
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Moonlight Mile
24
20 12
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Edward A Dangerous Woman
25
21 13
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Jordan Lovely & Amazing