Jake Gyllenhaal just turned 40, and his Spider-Man: Far from Home co-star Tom Holland wanted to be the first to wish him a happy birthday. On Instagram, Holland posted a clip of herself staring into Gyllenhaal’s eyes in slow motion while soothing music plays. In just a few hours, the humorous video has been viewed more than 8 million times.
‘I had to be the first. Happy birthday, I miss you, ‘Holland writes in the caption.
Gyllenhaal made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut when he appeared with Tom Holland in the sequel to last year’s superheroes Spider-Man: Far From Home. He played the villain Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio. Although apparently there are plans for each other Spider Man character to appear in Spider-Man 3, Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is not part of the party at this time. That makes sense, given what happened to the character the last time we saw him Far from home, but the multiverse still leaves the door wide open for a return.
Together with Spider Man, Jake Gyllenhaal is also known for a number of other acclaimed roles. He stars as the titular teenager in the stunning movie Donnie Darko, a cult classic released in 2001 that fans continue to debate on a regular basis to this day. Gyllenhaal was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, a romantic drama starring Heath Ledger as his lover. Some of Gyllenhaal’s other memorable roles include parts in Zodiac, Nightcrawler, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Nocturnal animals, and Velvet Buzzsaw.
There are plenty of upcoming movies in the works with Gyllenhaal on board, so we’ll be seeing him back in action soon enough. He stars with Bill Burr, Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough and Paul Dano The guilty, a crime thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. Some of his other upcoming titles include roles in David Leitch’s The division with Jessica Chastain; Edward Berger’s Rio with Benedict Cumberbatch; and Michael Bay’s Ambulance with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez.
On social media, countless fans also celebrate together with the Netherlands that Gyllenhaal turns 40. One fan writes, “The happiest birthdays of the most beautiful, most talented, funny actor ever, Jake Gyllenhaal! Stay unproblematic.”
“Happy Birthday Jake Gyllenhaal,” another fan tweeted. “A talent that never does a bad job. Wish his humor and charm was on social media. Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve is a cinematic masterpiece. How did the MCU or the DCEU not front & [center] as a hero? I can’t wait for the next … “
Another message reads: “Happy 40th birthday myth, soon you will win the biggest prize in the cinema, namely the Oscar, because you earned it a long time ago.”
“I’m sharing a birthday with Jake Gyllenhaal and it’s all I can brag about,” tweeted one of Gyllenhaal’s birthday twins, making the most of her birthday in 2020.
We also want to take a moment here to wish Gyllenhaal all the best on his 40th birthday. Happy birthday, Jake! You can join the celebration on social media by posting birthday wishes using the hashtag #JakeGyllenhaal. The video of Holland and Gyllenhaal was posted on Instagram by Tom Holland.
Topics: Spider-Man Far From Home, birthdays