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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred opposite Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, Marc Webb's feature directorial debut that was the breakout hit of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He also starred in John Madden's Killshot with Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke, and in David Siegel and Scott McGehee's romantic drama/improv film Uncertainty, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Gordon-Levitt's film credits include roles in the following: Kimberly Peirce's war drama Stop-Loss opposite Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum and Abbie Cornish; Spike Lee's World War II drama Miracle at St. Anna; The Lookout, Scott Frank's directorial debut, also starring Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode and Isla Fisher; Mysterious Skin, Gregg Araki's critically-acclaimed drama, for which Gordon-Levitt was named as one of the Best Performances of the Year in 2005 by The New York Times; Brick, the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Originality of Vision Award-winning film from Rian Johnson; Manic, the 2001 Sundance Film Festival entry, opposite Don Cheadle and Zooey Deschanel; 10 Things I Hate About You with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles; Halloween: H20 starring Jamie Lee Curtis; The Juror with Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin; the animated film Treasure Planet; the hit family comedy Angels in the Outfield with Danny Glover; and his feature film debut, Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It, a performance that earned him a Young Artist Award for Best Actor Under Ten.

Prior to attending Columbia University, he starred on the award-winning NBC comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun, for which he received two Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut with the short film Sparks starring Carla Gugino and Eric Stoltz, which premiered in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Competition and is the first official production to bear the hitRECord.org brand – a website he created as an outlet for filmmaking and to further a community for creativity.

Gordon-Levitt resides in both New York and Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Facts

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1981 (42)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Joseph Gordon-Levitt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Night Before
The Dark Knight Rises
Don Jon
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