Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Recent and Upcoming Projects…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film 50/50 is the latest entry to earn him critical praise for an outstanding performance in the actor’s already extensive career. Fans are filling theaters, visiting rental stores and enjoying Gordon-Levitt’s movies from the comfort of their homes too, through streaming sites like Netflix and DirecTV. It seems this JGL is just about everywhere these days!
People took notice of Gordon-Levitt in 2009 when he starred in 500 Days of Summer opposite the talented and beautiful Zooey Deschanel. The bittersweet story of love that is never really found showed Joseph had a knack for bringing life to characters and pulling the viewer into a film.
He followed up 500 Days with another offbeat film, Uncertainty. It explored the outcome of a decision from both sides to illustrate how one decision could change lives. Before the year was out, he had also had parts in Women in Trouble and a creepy, villainous role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The next year he would show no sign of slowing down, starting out the year with Hesher in which he starred as a tattooed loner who finds redemption in his relationship with a child who has lost his mother. He followed this up by reprising his role from Women in Trouble for the sequel, Elektra Luxx.
Gordon-Levitt rounded out 2010 with one of his most impressive performances in the blockbuster Inception. In this mind-blowing film filled with twisted reality and engineered dreams, Joseph stands out in an impressive cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy and Ellen Page.
That brings us to the current year when Gordon-Levitt has taken a bit of a breather with only 50/50 being released. But do not think this young man is losing momentum. A look ahead shows a new year filled with feature films to satisfy the hungry fans.
He will start the year off portraying a bike messenger who picks up a troublesome package in the action thriller Premium Rush. That will be followed by another sci-fi action film, Looper. This one is getting attention from the same fans who made Inception such a huge hit from the big screens of the theaters to homes.
But probably the most anticipated film on Gordon-Levitt’s agenda is the next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. The actor will portray a cop assigned to help track down the Batman in what is said to be director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film. It is Gordon-Levitt’s second time working with Nolan who also directed Inception.
Indeed, the future is looking very bright for this talented young actor. Certainly his fans will have plenty to choose from in the months and years to come! :)August 18th, 2009
Joe Gordon-Levitt is featured on the cover of the next issue of Nylon Guys, on shelves this September. Looks like a really good interview with some cool photos. You can get a sneak peak online before then.
On his teen years after 3rd Rock from the Sun
“Everyone gets fucked with in high school. I was fucked with because I was on TV. And I think when you’re not used to that, the world can be pretty harsh… I was probably a bit of a dick [back then]. I mean, not a dick but I had very simplistic and strong feelings about things, and right and wrong.”
Link: Check out the article on Nylon Guys (”not for girls”–yeah right!)August 5th, 2009
Quite honestly the best video ever– the best, best, best, best, BEST. What a team. Hard to describe Zooey Deschanel as anything but incredible but to choose between her and Joe Gordon-Levitt? Impossible. Marc Webb makes me want to direct and a very catchy tune by She & Him. Makes me a very happy guy.
You must watch this video: after the jump.
Music: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him (iTunes link)
Zooey Deschanel & Joesph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Marc Webb
USAToday.com premiered the video today along with a short article about the video. Included is this great tidbit:
They’re not a real couple, but they’re good at faking it.
Discuss.July 27th, 2009
It’s doing well! I can only imagine 500 Days of Summer doing even better at the box office as more and more cities open. A lot of people are dying to have the film open closer to them.
“Summer” – a romantic comedy starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – went from 27 to 85 screens and grossed $1,630,000, a 95% increase from last weekend. Its per-theater-average dropped a mild 33% to a still-fantastic $19,176. That’s the best second weekend of any specialty release this year, and suggests a very bright future as the film expands in the coming weeks. After just ten days in limited release, the Fox Searchlight release’s total stands at $3,004,000. — indieWIRE
Check the 500 Days of Summer release dates but keep in mind the list generally only shows major cities. Check your local listings to see if a theatre closer to you is playing the film, even if it’s not on the list!July 25th, 2009
This is fucking awesome, especially if you’re in any way interested in film production. A great interview with 500 Days of Summer editor Alan Bell and director Marc Webb about their vision for the film.
How did you deal with the film’s many effects?
Alan Bell: One element that was particularly interesting to work out involved the day slate scene dividers used throughout to indicate time shifts. We added a very subtle push in and pull back depending on whether we were going forward or backward in time to help clue the viewer into the direction of time travel in a simple way.
I noticed this effect; maybe not consciously until I read this interview so, very cool.July 21st, 2009
500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb has been guest blogging over at FirstShowing.net. In his latest entry, “Internet Wormholes”, he talks about social media and how modern filmmakers like himself and the 500 Days screenwriters are using it. As an obsessed fan blogger, I can personally relate to a lot of what Marc goes into but he puts things into perspective well.
We read EVERYTHING. And most younger filmmakers I know do the same. It’s both exhilarating and maddening. Sometimes you want to pat someone on the back and sometimes you want to punch someone in the face. But at the end of the day – it’s just too enticing to go down the 500 Days of Summer internet wormhole. (What people reveal on Twitter is amazing – I know exactly who stole the poster from the Union Square theater.)
Read the rest of the post on FirstShowing.net. Looking forward to investigating Borges.