Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hump Day Hottie

This weeks Hump Day Hottie was born on December 19th, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and is a descendant of Swedish nobility on his fathers side and a New York City Jewish-American family on his mothers side.

He started acting at the age of eleven and his short career has seen performances in diverse roles.

He was raised Jewish and his Bar Mitzvah took place at a homeless shelter because his parents wanted to instill in him a sense of gratitude for his privileged lifestyle.

His parents insisted that he had summer jobs to support himself and he worked as a lifeguard and busboy.

His film debut was in the 1991 film City Slickers.

He attended Columbia Uninversity to study Eastern Religions and philosophy but dropped out after 2 years to concentrate on his acting career.

He has received an Acadamy Award nomination and one a British Acadamy of Film & Television Arts Award.

He has taken an activist role in supporting political and social causes.

He appeared in Rock the Vote advertising, campaigned for the Democratic party in the 2004 election and has promoted environmental causes and the American Civil Liberties Union.

He has two dogs. A German Shepherd named Atticus and a Puggle name Boo Radley.

He has appeared in movies such as City Slickers, October Sky, Bubble Boy, Highway, Moonlight Mile, The Good Girl and Proof but is best known for the cult classic Donnie Darko, the blockbuster thriller The Day After Tomorrow and the Acadamy Award winning Brokeback Mountain where he co-stars with Heath Ledger as sheep herders who secretly fall in love in the 1960's.

This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Jake Gyllenhaal


Moment said...

Ohhh...defiantly a Hottie. I love this boy!

minijonb said...

Yeah, he'll do... but call me when you pick his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, as a hump day hottie... then I'll be interested.


Playtah said...

Hot! Muy Caliente! En Fuego!

Did I mention that I think he looks attractive?

That's quite a heritage he's got--NYC Jewish-American and Swedish nobility. I bet he gives great massages, and never calls his mother. :)

Ashburnite said...

mmmmm....amen. He is so pretty.

reformattingmybrain said...

Great Hump Day Hottie :-)

ANON1 said...

The Day After Tommorow was one of the worst movies ever made and too bad he got all of the looks in the family. His sister looks like a mix between a hound dog and a wombat.

Erica said...

He is my favourite hottie of all time! Gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Moment ~ I think he is a fantastic actor. I loved him in Brokeback Mountain.

MJB ~ I don't know anything about Maggie. It will probably be a while.

Playtah ~ I detected a bit of a Cawfee Tawk accent in your comment.

Ashburn ~ He is hot but he dues make some strange faces when he is acting.

Reformat ~ Thanks.

Anon1 ~ I actually kind of liked the movie. It was cheese-tastic.

Erica ~ Number one huh? That is awesome.

Tara said...

What character did he play in City Slickers?

I kind of liked "The Day After Tomorrow", at least for the effects.

Erica said...

I saw October Sky yesterday evening. He was the Rocket boy, Homer Hickham. He is so young in it but already so good!

August said...

Check out Maggie Gyllenhaal in a freaky ass movie called "Secretary". It's off the wall but Maggie is just incredible in it(not to mention beautiful & very sexy). James Spader is in it as well. It's just a well done movie all the way around but still quirky. You've been warned, lol! Jake is a great choice for a hottie & he's actually a TALENTED hottie as well. Everything I've seen him in I've enjoyed("Donnie Darko" is a great, cult fav of mine).
p.s. found you from MJB's site