Jake Gyllenhaal Height

Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.

Amazing actor, Jake Gyllenhaal is known for his edgy roles in equally edgy movies such as Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Prisoners, Enemy, and many more such gems.

About Jake Gyllenhaal's height

There is hardly any mystery about Jake Gyllenhaal's height -- actually, his height is one of the best-documented ones -- at least where celebrities' heights are concerned.

Jake has claimed to be 5 feet 11½ inches tall in the past, but the readers of Celebheights.com (the most reliable site for heights) were not satisfied. Some thought the source -- Jake himself was unreliable, lol.

That's why Conan O'Brien took the matter into his own competent hands and measured Jake on spot with a measuring tape.

It wasn't a very good measurement though. Putting tapes against someone's side isn't the best way to measure their height accurately -- especially when the person who is being measured is standing with his feet wide apart (some height could be lost that way).

We would have preferred a stadiometer, preferably a digital one like the ones Koreans use on their talk shows (just kidding).

Anyway, Conan announced his judgment. Jake's height came out at 5 feet 11 inches -- which actually seems more or less the case to us as well, especially when considering his wide apart feet and relaxed posture.

When do they film Conan O'Brien's show anyway? Because people keep losing height in the course of the day and measure the shortest just before going to bed. Therefore the best time to measure height would be in the afternoon.

That's why we compared Jake Gyllenhaal's height to a number of celebrities as well -- just to be on the safe side, with Ryan Gosling (6'"), Hugh Jackman (6'2" in his prime), Ryan Reynolds (6'2"), Conan O'Brien himself (6'4" in his prime) himself, and some others.

And now we think Jake might actually be slightly taller than he was measured by Conan -- who is probably inexperienced in measuring people, unlike the folks at Celebheights.com.

The real height of Jake Gyllenhaal is

5'11¼" or 181 cm

Jake Gyllenhaal standing with Ryan Reynolds and Tom Cruise
Jake Gyllenhaal standing with Ryan Reynolds (6 ft 2 in) and Tom Cruise (5 ft 7¾ in)

Here are some more Interesting Jake Gyllenhaal quotes.

The start of every journey.

Every journey starts with fear.

What fear stands for?

Do you know what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real.

Everybody acts.

Everybody is an actor in one way or another. We are all performing certain things.

Human potential.

I think that we all have within us the potential for almost anything. If we pay close attention to our lives, then we can get at it somehow.

What freedom really is?

I've learned over the years that freedom is just the other side of discipline.

Finding your ideal partner.

I think it's important for every man to find the right woman and every woman to find the right man.

Being open to names.

I'm open to whatever people want to call me.

On love.

Sometimes love is calm and easy and sometimes it's just plain dirty.

On family.

I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

Being always nice.

I don't always think it's necessary for somebody to be nice all the time.

On storytelling.

Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.

Being a little brother.

I am inherently a little brother - that's just my nature. It has to do with my sister being very strong and wanting to protect me. It's the natural order of things.

Giving it everything you have.

In work, never have any regrets and always leave everything on the field.

Not taking himself too seriously.

Really, contrary to popular belief, I like to have a good time and not take myself too seriously.

Learning about our true selves.

I'm at a period in my life when I'm figuring out my idea of who I am and what I want and how to hold onto love -- all that big stuff. And I'm starting to realize that it can happen at any age. I know people who are in their 50s who are figuring out what they want and who they are, and I think it's great. It's like you're always approaching life as a beginner.