Austin nichols dating jake gyllenhaal
He had previously appeared in two films, Durango Kids in 1999 and Holiday in the Sun in 2001.In his first critically successful film role, Nichols starred as a stereotypical, basketball-playing "frat boy" in The Utopian Society, a 2003 independent film directed by John P.Nichols has been friends with fellow actor Jake Gyllenhaal since the two met on the set of The Day After Tomorrow in 2004.Nichols said in one interview, "I've learned a ton from Jake. He told me everything about acting, the business, girls, life." His sister, Ashley, is married to director Rowdy Stovall, making him Nichols' brother-in-law.In April 2006, Nichols guest starred in Deadwood, an HBO Western series.Shortly afterward, Nichols signed a rare holding deal with the HBO Network.
He is also known for his roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon.In August of that year, Nichols was cast as the lead in a new series, John From Cincinnati, a surfing drama created by David Milch, who also produced Deadwood.The series began airing in June 2007, but was cancelled after one season due to poor ratings and mixed critical reviews.After Glory Road, Nichols appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and starred in Lenexa, 1 mile, a film about the disturbing secrets of five childhood friends, set during their last summer together before college.As of 2007, the creators have not announced plans to release the film.