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 22nd, 2009
If you’re looking for a little bit of action off the screen, here are some interviews from film sites that have appeared within the past couple of days.
- James Wallace’s interviews at Gordon and the Whale are always really enjoyable to watch. The guys at GATW cannot get enough of 500 Days of Summer and have posted two more interviews. One chat (James’ third) with director Marc Webb in a romantically lit room as well as an interview with writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
- FilmDaddy.com has several exclusive videos for 500 Days of Summer: red carpet interviews with Joe Gordon-Levitt and director Marc Webb and a more in-depth, sit down with Marc. One thing I really like about FilmDaddy is how great their videos look!
- GeekTyrant has nothing but great things to say about 500 Days of Summer and has posted a series of interviews with cast and crew on their site.July 22nd, 2009
If you’re one of the nearly 12 million fans of 500 Days of Summer using Twitter (ok, not all Twitter users are also fans, yet) then you’re probably wondering which cast members you can follow.
Thanks for asking Kayley! Follow the jump to find out who you can follow on Twitter.July 17th, 2009
500 Days of Summer has begun its limited release as of midnight today. Congratulations to screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter and director Marc Webb on his first feature film! Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have been receiving rave reviews. My newspaper, The National Post, published their review of 500 Days of Summer this morning: “(500) Days of Summer: What’s not to love?”. Enough said!
Unsure when 500 Days of Summer will be playing near you? Find the nearest 500 Days of Summer Release Date.
500 Days fan Michael Traversa submits his recreation photo at Tom’s special bench. Compare his photo to the shot from the film after the jump!