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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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February 17, 1981
Birth Name:
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt
Nickname:
Joey
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 49 nominations.
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Some Facts
Was ranked #6 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list (2008).
Auditioned for the role of Elder Aaron Davis in Latter Days (2003) before winning the role of Elder Paul Ryder.
His favorite actors include Daniel Day-Lewis, Warren Oates, Gary Oldman, and Gena Rowlands.
Was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but moved to New York City after attending college at Columbia University.
When Marion Cotillard was honored at Hollywood Film Festival in 2012, he presented the tribute to her in French, Cotillard's native language. Levitt and Cotillard were co-stars in Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Personal Quotes
Most love stories that are told in Hollywood are just bullshit, and everyone knows it. You go there expecting to be sold a bill of goods that you know is wrong. And sometimes you go anyway, like if a girl drags you or something.
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(2012) I remember on Beethoven we weren't allowed to pet the dog because it would have distracted him. For a dog lover that was disappointing and weird.
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I find that humor is often times the best way to get at substantial themes and questions - but to do so in a really entertaining and engaging way. Something everybody can connect to. Take 'Dr. Strangelove': one of my favorite movies of all time. And it's dealing with very serious issues. But it's hilarious.
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My advantage is that I know the system. Big budgets don't impress me. They might've done when I was 13, but I've been working since I was 6.
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Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them. Brick (2005) was a good script just to read. It was like, "Oh my God, these words feel so good in my mouth". A lot of movies try to set up a world with cool sets, costumes, camera work. In Brick (2005), the world is born from the words.
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