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Jake Gyllenhaal Drops Big Bucks — Find Out Why

May 9 2013 - 8:49am

Jake Gyllenhaal [1] attended The Headstrong Project's first Words of War event [2] in NYC last night. Along with his support, he lent his voice to the cause by reading the poem "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen. The Headstrong Project aims to improve mental health care for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and Jake also made a monetary donation by bidding $5,000 in the auction. He was joined by pregnant Veep star Anna Chlumsky, as well as the chairman of the Headstrong Project, Zach Iscol, for the charitable night.

It's been a busy week for Jake in the Big Apple. On Sunday night, he stepped out for the 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards, where he was nominated for outstanding featured actor for his role in the off-Broadway play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. Although he didn't take home an honor, he was able to present his costar Annie Funke with the award for featured actress.

Jake Gyllenhaal [3] read a poem at The Headstrong Project's first Words of War event in NYC.

Jake Gyllenhaal [4] stepped out for The Headstrong Project's first Words of War event in NYC.


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