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
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Prisoners
3
132 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
184 33
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Brokeback Mountain
5
112 16
Billy Hope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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105 20
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7
81 16
Colter Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jake Gyllenhaal Characters of All Time
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84 18
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9
91 22
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End of Watch
10
88 24
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The Day After Tomorrow
11
61 13
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Anthony St. Claire Enemy
12
75 22
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Love & Other Drugs
13
65 18
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Tommy Cahill Brothers
14
56 14
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October Sky
15
52 16
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Jimmy Livingston Bubble Boy
16
46 12
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Adam Bell Enemy
17
64 25
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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30 11
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Douglas Freeman Rendition
19
34 16
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Holden Worther The Good Girl
20
30 13
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Pilot Kelson Highway
21
30 14
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31 15
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City Slickers
23
25 15
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Moonlight Mile
24
21 12
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Edward A Dangerous Woman
25
22 13
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Jordan Lovely & Amazing