“Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.” Jake Gyllenhaal
Birthday: 19th December 1980 Age: 33 years old Birth Sign: Sagittarius Place of Birth: California Before Fame: Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard and busboy as a teenager. Family: He was born into a family in films. Stephen Gyllenhaal is a director, Naomi Foner is a producer and screenwriter and his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal is an actress. Paul Newman and Jamie Lee Curtis are his Godparents. First Role: His first leading role was in “October Sky” when he was 19. Top 10 Movies: City Slickers (1991), Donnie Darko (2001), The Good Girl (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Jarhead (2005), Zodiac (2007), Rendition (2007), Brothers (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal went to elementary school with band members of Maroon 5. Favourite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
ICONS OF THE MONTH Bahrain Confidential’s Favourite December Babies. “We believed from the first moment, from the moment the first leg finished.” David Villa
Birthday: 3rd December 1981 Age: 32 years old Birth Sign: Sagittarius Place of Birth: Spain Current Club: FC Barcelona Position: Striker Nicknames: “El Guaje” and “Villa Maravilla” Known as: He is known as the World’s Greatest Striker Awards: Player 2006, Soccer in Euro 2008, The 2010 World Cup Silver Shoe as the second leading scorer, FIFA World XI 2010 Before Fame: He was recruited to Langreo’s youth team at the age of 10. Family Life: David Villa married his childhood love, Patricia González. They have two daughters, one born in 2005 and one in 2009.
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