Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 'Looper' Actor, On Impersonating Bruce WIllis, Being A Child Actor And 'Lincoln'
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has had an impressive 2012. On top of starring in this year's biggest Batman-related blockbuster, "The Dark Knight Rises" -- as (SPOILER ALERT!) Robin no less -- he is also set to portray Abraham Lincoln's first son in the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed biopic, "Lincoln."
But before he goes all historical adaptation on us, he first has to travel to the future (2044 to be exact), in Rian Johnson's "Looper." Here, Gordon-Levitt plays Joseph Simmons (first name synergy!), a hired assassin known as a "looper," a person tasked with taking out people sent back in time from the year 2077, which sounds all fine and dandy until the day Joseph finds out he has been tasked with killing his older self (what is referred to in the movie as "closing your loop"), played by Bruce Willis.
Here, Gordon-Levitt talks about the process of emulating a young Bruce Willis on screen (which included a three-hour-a-day makeup job to help him better resemble the "Die Hard" actor), th
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