Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Since Columbia, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become an avid and self-confirmed Francophile and a French speaker

Since Columbia, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become an avid and self-confirmed Francophile and a French speaker

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt(born February 17, 1981) is an American actor whose career as both a child and adult has included television series and theatrical films. He is known for his roles in the 2009 indie (500) Days of Summer and Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi Inception. The former earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Sherman Oaks. His family is Jewish. His father, Dennis Levitt, was once the news director for the Pacifica Radio station, KPFK-FM.His mother, Jane Gordon, ran for the United States Congress in California during the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party; she met Dennis Levitt while she was working as the program guide editor for KPFK-FM. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, was a Hollywood film director between the 1940s and 1970s, known for helming the 1959 Doris Day/Rock Hudson film Pillow Talk.

Gordon-Levitt began his acting career at the age of six, appearing in several late 1980s made-for-television films. In 1996, Gordon-Levitt began playing Tommy Solomon on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, a role that put him on the map and for which he is most well-known.

Gordon-Levitt founded and directs hitRECord, an open collaborative production. hitRECord creates and develops art and media collectively using their website where anyone with an internet connection can upload their records, download and remix others’ records, and work on projects together. When the results of these RECords are produced and make money, hitRECord splits the profits 50/50 with everybody who contributed to the final production.  hitRECord has published books, put out records, gone on tour and has screened their work at major festivals including Sundance and TIFF.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Filmography

2016 Snowden
2015 The Night Before
2015 The Walk
2014 The Interview
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2013 The Wind Rises
2013 Don Jon
2012 Lincoln
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2012 Premium Rush
2012 Looper
2011 50/50
2010 Inception
2010 Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (short)
2010 Elektra Luxx
2010 Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date with Destiny
2010 Hesher
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2009 Women in Trouble
2009 Uncertainty
2009 500 Days of Summer
2009 Big Breaks (short)
2008 Killshot
2008 The Brothers Bloom
2008 Miracle at St. Anna
2008 Stop-Loss
2007 The Lookout
2005 Shadowboxer
2005 Havoc
2005 Brick
2004 Mysterious Skin
2003 Latter Days
2002 Treasure Planet (voice)
2000 Forever Lulu
2000 Picking Up the Pieces
1999 10 Things I Hate About You
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1998 Sweet Jane
1996 The Juror
1995 The Great Elephant Escape
1994 Angels in the Outfield
1994 The Road Killers
1994 Holy Matrimony
1993 Gregory K
1993 Partners
1992 A River Runs Through It
1992 Beethoven
1991 Plymouth
1991 Hi Honey – I’m Dead
1991 Changes
1989 Settle the Score
1988 Stranger on My Land

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