Joseph Gordon-Levitt

American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor and director whose career as both a child and an adult has included television and feature films. He is best known for his roles in the films (500) Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, and Looper, and for playing Tommy Solomon in the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Gordon-Levitt began his career in commercials as a child before making his film debut in Beethoven.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inspired Justin Trudeau To Call Himself A Feminist
Huffington Post - 5 months
Another feminist favorite
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tasha McCauley Welcome Baby Boy
Huffington Post - 7 months
This is the couple's second child.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wife Tasha McCauley Are Expecting Their Second Child
Yahoo News - 10 months
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Chloë Sevigny Want You To Help Fight Climate Change
Huffington Post - 10 months
Fighting climate change isn’t a niche interest for environmental activists ― it’s the patriotic thing for all Americans do to. At least, that’s the message of a new video from the Sierra Club meant to inspire people to march in the streets and raise awareness about the issue. The Sierra Club released “We Hold These Truths” on Friday to promote the People’s Climate March, a nationwide protest planned for April 29. In the short video, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chloë Sevigny read a call to action cobbled together from sections of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, “God Bless America,” the inscription on the Statue of Liberty and the Oath of Office of the President of the United States.   The video shows stunning scenes of the country’s natural beauty and industrial might, as well as destruction and devastation ― a flood swallowing a neighborhood, a boy struggling to breathe as a factory belches smoke, a polar bear losing ...
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Looking For Anti-Trump Protests? Here Are Dozens To Choose From.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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WATCH: Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodly Talk 'Snowden'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Oliver Stone directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden, the story of accused spy and former NSA agent Edward Snowden. The film recently came out on DVD. I talk to the filmmaker and star, along with co-star Shailene Woodley, about the film. Watch: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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If You Still Think Hollywood Treats Men And Women Equally, Read These Two Interviews
Huffington Post - about 1 year
On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter released its Actor Roundtable interview, featuring Jeff Bridges, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dev Patel. As an industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter publishes several different moderated roundtable discussions showcasing top talent in the lead-up to awards season: a producer roundtable, a director roundtable, a documentary roundtable, a composer roundtable, a songwriter roundtable, and, yes, an actress roundtable. Like it or not, award show categories in acting are still split by gender ― Best Actor in a Drama, Best Actress in a Comedy, and so on ― so we can presume the magazine is just following suit. Which would be fine, if it didn’t also make so apparent the difference between being a male actor in press interviews and being a female one. While the selected men were able to discuss at length how they each prepared for roles and why certain roles changed their views on life, as well as sh...
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Seth Rogen Wore 8 Halloween Costumes In One Night And They Are All The Ideas You Need
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Any diva can tell you costume changes are crucial to the success of any event.  By that measure, Seth Rogen and his 5th annual “Hilarity for Charity” Halloween variety show knocked it out of the park. As far as we can tell, Rogen changed no less than eight times over the course of the evening, with costumes ranging from the always classic Mario to what looks like a Pika-Jew to one happy little take on Bob Ross and his iconic yet inauthentic hair. Other guests including Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned it out in festive looks of their own, but Rogen reigned supreme as the ultimate master of Halloween. Check out Rogen’s epic costumes below. Sure puts our last-minute costume of cat ears and a tail to shame, eh?  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Moderates The Most Soulful Presidential Debate Yet
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is bringing some soul to this election cycle. The actor teamed up with The Gregory Brothers for a catchy auto-tuned version of Sunday night’s second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Gotta solve my problems,” he warbles away, while he’s supposed to be moderating the contest. Debbie Harry, of Blondie fame, joined the creative minds behind “Songify the News” for a harmonious parody of the first debate. Check out Harry’s version here, and the newest clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57fb61a7e4b068ecb5dfe91b,579c5db4e4b0693164c178ca -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Op-Docs: The Presidential Debate in Song: Who’s Gonna Work It Out?
New York Times - over 1 year
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Gregory Brothers team up to present a musical mashup of highlights from the second 2016 presidential debate.
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"Snowden": Love, Life and Privacy in the Time of Surveillance
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Oliver Stone's excellent new film "Snowden" is a primer on life in the digital age - the perils to privacy, professionalism and the personal. Through an extended series of flashbacks in the life of whistleblower Edward Snowden, Stone shows us the impacts of global surveillance on relationships from international to interpersonal. Stone's dramatization builds around and out from Laura Poitras Academy Award winning documentary "Citizen Four." We meet Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in the prison like confines of his Hong Kong hotel room, a refugee of conscience, blowing the whistle on his U.S. spy agency employers. Through a series of flashbacks, Snowden emerges a brilliant, geeky, well considered patriot from a military family. He is moved by the events of 9/11 to volunteer for Special Forces training. After breaking both legs, Snowden is forced off the active front lines into intelligence service. He eagerly joins CIA global communications at their headquarters in...
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    He starred as Philippe Petit in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film The Walk and starred as Edward Snowden in the Oliver Stone film Snowden, released in 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 34
    In 2015, Gordon-Levitt also starred as Philippe Petit in the biographical drama The Walk, directed by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In December 2014, Gordon-Levitt married Tasha McCauley.
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    In November 2014, it was confirmed that Gordon-Levitt would play National Security Agency surveillance leaker Edward Snowden in Snowden directed by Oliver Stone.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    In October 2013, Gordon-Levitt identified himself as a feminist, giving credit to his mother: "My mom brought me up to be a feminist.
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    In 2013, Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed and starred in his screenwriting and directorial debut, Don Jon.
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    In October 2013, it was reported that he was one of the frontrunners to play the lead character for Marvel Studios's superhero film Ant-Man, which eventually went to Paul Rudd.
    In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Don Jon, a comedy film in which he also stars.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 30
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 29
    Gordon-Levitt's older brother, Dan, who was a photographer and fire spinner, died in 2010 at age 36.
    In 2010, he replaced James Franco to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, which received favorable reviews.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    Gordon-Levitt's first film as director, the 24 minute-long Sparks, an adaptation of a short story by Elmore Leonard starring Carla Gugino and Eric Stoltz, was selected for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as part of a new program for short films.
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    He later played villain Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. On November 21, 2009, he hosted Saturday Night Live.
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    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.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    His next role was in 2007's The Lookout, in which he played Chris Pratt, a janitor involved in a bank heist.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 20
    Gordon-Levitt has said that he made a conscious decision to "be in good movies" after returning to acting. His films include 2001's drama Manic, which was set in a mental institution, Mysterious Skin (2004), in which he played a gay prostitute and child sexual abuse victim, and Brick (2005), a modern-day film noir set at a high school, in which he had the lead role of Brendan Frye, a teen who becomes involved in an underground drug ring while investigating a murder.
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  • 2000
    Age 19
    In 2000, he began attending Columbia University School of General Studies.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    Gordon-Levitt starred in the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You, a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and voiced Jim Hawkins in Treasure Planet (2002), a Disney adaptation of the novel Treasure Island.
  • 1996
    Age 15
    In 1996, he began playing Tommy Solomon on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.
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  • 1994
    Age 13
    In 1994, he starred in the Disney film Angels in the Outfield as an orphan who sees angels.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 11
    Also in 1992, he portrayed Gregory Kingsley in the made-for-TV film Switching Parents, based on Kingsley's real life case of "divorcing" his parents.
    During 1992–93, he played in The Powers That Be, a sitcom starring John Forsythe, as a clever young boy named Pierce Van Horne.
  • 1991
    Age 10
    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, and appeared in the movie A River Runs Through It.
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born in 1981.
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