American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who rose to fame playing a gay cowboy opposite Heath Ledger in the movie “Brokeback Mountain.” He arrived in the country on Wednesday afternoon, where he will stay for several days in the exclusive surroundings of the Casa de Campo resort.
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, his real name, will remain for several days in Dominican territory, sources told Listin Diario.
The 41-year-old celebrity, considered among the “Baby Face” of Hollywood, has become a recognized political activist who promotes various political and social causes,
A short entourage of five people accompanied the actor upon his arrival at La Romana Airport, where he was treated royally by staff from the VIP area, after dismounting from the private jet in which he traveled from New Jersey.
The actor almost coincides with the no less famous Vin Diesel, who left the country yesterday, where he stayed on the eve of Hurricane Fiona, which furiously attacked several towns in the eastern region.
About Gyllenhall’s arrival in the country, no details have been revealed, although it could be related to a personal vacation or his participation in one of the films that are shot in several of the sugarcane fields of La Romana, whose movement is noted in the montage of the locations.
The famous actor joins the list of celebrities who choose the Dominican Republic, a day after the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, stated that due to what happened with Fiona’s passage through the country, 40 thousand tourists stopped arriving.
Jake Gyllenhaal has appeared in Rock the Vote campaign advertisements in recent years, and has previously publicly supported the US Democratic Party, as well as promoting various environmental causes and the American Civil Liberties Union. .
The arrival at the Casa de Campo world resort, as is often the case on other occasions, is handled discreetly and details of the stay or movements of the guests are not usually given.
+ of his life
Gyllenhaall, a native of Los Angeles, California, began acting at the age of eleven, in “City Slickers”, released in 1991, and his first leading role was in “October Sky” (1999), following with “Donnie Darko”, in which he plays a teenager with psychological problems and where he shared a cast with his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal.
He also acted in “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004), which analyzes the catastrophic global cooling; in “Jarhead” and as cowboy Jack Twist in “Brokeback Mountain” (“Brokeback Mountain”), an American film directed by Ang Lee, based on the short story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx. It premiered in December 2005 and won three Oscars out of a total of eight nominations.
Born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, he is the son of a film family: film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner.