Jake Gyllenhaal said he took rumours about him being gay as a "huge compliment".

Speaking on Inside the Actors Studio Gyllenhaal spoke about starring alongside Heath Ledger in the 2005 hit Brokeback Mountain. Rumours about his sexuality began after this film was released.

He also spoke about missing Ledger and that when he died he felt like he had lost a family member.

"Heath and I knew each other for years before that [Brokeback Mountain] because we had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge together and I remember thinking, 'I like this guy, he's just ike, super-lovable."