Actor Jake Gyllenhaal certainly has come along way since launching his career at age 10: The star of Nightcrawler, who turns 34 today, is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for his turn in that film—and critics are buzzing that he may be up for an Academy Award for Best Actor as well.
Gyllenhaal got his start in 1999, playing a miner's son turned NASA engineer in October Sky. He followed up the role with 2001's indie cult-classic Donnie Darko, playing a troubled teenager alongside his older sister Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2004, he starred in his first blockbuster, the disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow. The following year, Jake starred alongside the late Heath Ledger in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, for which he received his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, he'll star as the lead in Southpaw, as a boxer fighting to make it to top as he deals with adversity, both in and out of the ring.
Of course, it didn't take long for him to reach his current heartthrob status. Thanks to his baby blues and ripped physique, Gyllenhaal currently is one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors. Get in line, ladies.