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Jake Gyllenhaal 'happy' to be gay icon

BY BETH HILTON, Digital Spy

Jake_3Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he is happy to be a gay icon following his role in Brokeback Mountain.

The 27-year-old played a gay rodeo cowboy in the 2005 movie, which also starred late actor Heath Ledger.

He insisted that had no problem being a heartthrob for the homosexual community, saying: "I'm comfortable with whatever status I have. It's flattering."

Gyllenhaal was voted the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by readers of gay entertainment website AfterElton last year.

He is rumoured to be engaged to Rendition co-star Reese Witherspoon.

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