Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Born Feb 17, 1981

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As a child star, he was known for his roles in the films Angels in the Outfield, Beethoven, and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He took a break from acting to study at Columbia University, but dropped out in 2004 to pursue acting again.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


1981 Birth Born in 1981.
1991 10 Years Old At age six, he starred in several made-for-television films. In 1991, he played both David Collins and Daniel Collins in the Dark Shadows television series.


1992 11 Years Old 1 More Event
During 1992–93, he played in The Powers That Be, a sitcom starring John Forsythe, as a clever young boy named Pierce Van Horne.
1994 - 1996 2 More Events
1999 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Gordon-Levitt was attending Van Nuys High School while acting on the show and graduated with honors in 1999. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old In 2000, he began attending Columbia University School of General Studies. … Read More


2001 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 27 Years Old His 2008 and 2009 films include Stop-Loss, directed by Kimberly Peirce and revolving around American soldiers returning from the Iraq War, and Killshot, in which he played a hoodlum partnered with a hired killer played by Mickey Rourke.
Gordon-Levitt played a lead role opposite to friend Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, a well-received 2009 release about the deconstruction of a relationship. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, he replaced James Franco to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, which received favorable reviews.


2011 30 Years Old In 2011, Gordon-Levitt began filming Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, in which he played John Blake, a police officer who emerges as a key ally of Batman.
2012 31 Years Old Also released in 2012, he played the starring role of a bicycle messenger in the action film Premium Rush; the younger version of the lead role, shared with Bruce Willis, in the time-travel thriller Looper; and the supporting role of Robert Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln. … Read More
…  In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Don Jon, a comedy film in which he also stars. … Read More
2014 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2014, it was confirmed that Gordon-Levitt would play National Security Agency surveillance leaker Edward Snowden in Snowden directed by Oliver Stone. … Read More
2015 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He stars as Edward Snowden in the upcoming Oliver Stone film Snowden, set for release in December 2015. … Read More
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