Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor
A refreshing antidote to the common Hollywood tale of child actors gone bad, Joseph Gordon-Levitt survived his teen years on a top-rated sitcom and successfully reinvented himself as a formidable adult actor in a string ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Guys Choice 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Snowden 2015 (Movie)

Edward Snowden (Actor)

The Walk 2015 (Movie)

Philippe Petit (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Hitrecord on TV! 1989 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Lady Gaga & The Muppets 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

Jon (Actor)

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Wind Rises 2013 (Movie)

Jirô Horikoshi (Voice)

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Robert Lincoln (Actor)

Looper 2012 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Premium Rush 2012 (Movie)

Wilee (Actor)

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Blake (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

50/50 2011 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Elektra Luxx 2011 (Movie)

Bert Rodriguez (Actor)

Hesher 2011 (Movie)

Hesher (Actor)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Inception 2010 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

The Doctor/Rex (Actor)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

Richie Nix (Actor)

Uncertainty 2009 (Movie)

Bobby Thompson (Actor)

Women in Trouble 2009 (Movie)

Bert Rodriguez (Actor)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Tim Boyle (Actor)

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Tommy Burgess (Actor)

The Lookout 2007 (Movie)

Chris Pratt (Actor)

Brick 2006 (Movie)

Brendan Frye (Actor)

Shadowboxer 2006 (Movie)

Dr Don (Actor)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

Neil McCormick (Actor)

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Havoc 2004 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Latter Days 2003 (Movie)

Ryder (Actor)

Manic 2003 (Movie)

Lyle (Actor)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Jim Hawkins (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forever Lulu 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Powers That Be 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

Flaco (Actor)

Sweet Jane 2000 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

10 Things I Hate About You 1999 (Movie)

Cameron James (Actor)

Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween: H2O 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

That '70s Show 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Roseanne 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Holy Matrimony 1994 (Movie)

Zeke (Actor)

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Gregory K 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

Young Norman (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

1st Student (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hi Honey, I'm Dead 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Plymouth (TV Show)

Actor

Settle the Score (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger on My Land (TV Show)

Actor

Teach (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Elephant Escape (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Mindy Project (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Looper 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sparks 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Sparks 2008 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A refreshing antidote to the common Hollywood tale of child actors gone bad, Joseph Gordon-Levitt survived his teen years on a top-rated sitcom and successfully reinvented himself as a formidable adult actor in a string of critically acclaimed independent features. The popular fish-out-of-water sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" (NBC, 1996-2001) brought Gordon-Levitt his initial fame, and over five years he earned multiple award nominations for his portrayal of an adult alien leader trapped in the body of a powerless suburban teen. Gordon-Levitt acquiesced to a few teen-oriented movies like "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999), but seamlessly transformed into a well-regarded indie film actor with the dark dramas "Mysterious Skin" (2004) and "The Lookout" (2007), as well as the charming "(500) Days of Summer" (2009) and such mainstream fare as "Inception" (2010) and "50/50" (2011). Clearly committed to his craft and willing to take chances, Gordon-Levitt's subtle charm and formidable talent made him one of the most in-demand actors of his generation.

Relationships

Michael Gordon Director

Grandfather
Born Sept. 6, 1909 Died April 29, 1993

Jane Gordon

Mother
Ran for the U.S. Congress in California during the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party

Dan Gordon-Levitt

Brother
Born in 1974 Often called 'Burning Dan' because he was a fire-spinning artist who performed at the Burning Man Festival Founded the Flow Temple, a school and performance group for Flow Arts that was based in Venice, CA Died Oct. 4, 2010

Dennis Levitt

Father
Worked for the liberal radio station KPFK-FM

Julia Stiles Actor

Companion
Met while filming "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999) No longer together

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York
Dropped out in 2004

Milestones

2013

Starred in "Don Jon," which he wrote and directed

2012

Portrayed the president's son Robert Lincoln opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

2012

Played a futuristic hit man opposite Bruce Willis in "Looper"

2012

Starred in the action thriller "Premium Rush"

2012

Re-teamed with director Christopher Nolan in "The Dark Knight Rises"; played police officer John Blake

2011

Portrayed a young man diagnosed with cancer opposite Seth Rogen in "50/50"

2010

Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception"

2009

Played multiple roles, including Cobra Commander, in the live-action film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

2009

Co-starred with Zooey Deschanel in the romantic comedy "(500) Days of Summer"

2008

Featured in the Iraq war drama "Stop-Loss," directed by Kimberly Peirce

2007

Played a disabled janitor who gets caught up with bank robbers in "The Lookout"

2006

Played a teen who becomes involved in an underground drug ring in the teenage film noir "Brick"

2006

Appeared in Lee Daniels' indie film "Shadowboxer"

2005

Played a a teenage hustler in the drama "Mysterious Skin"

2002

Voiced the character Jim Hawkins in the animated feature "Treasure Island"

2001

Replaced Gale Harold in the off-Broadway production of "Uncle Bob"

1999

Co-starred in the above-par teen comedy "10 Things I Hate About You"

1996

Played Tommy Solomon on the NBC sitcom "3rd Rock from the Son"

1996

Co-starred as Demi Moore's son in "The Juror"

1994

Had recurring role as George on "Roseanne" (ABC)

1994

First leading role in a feature, "Angels in the Outfield"

1993

Cast as regular on NBC sitcom "The Powers That Be"

1992

Played a young Norman in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It"

1992

Had a bit part in the family film "Beethoven"

1991

Landed TV series debut as David Collins in "Dark Shadows" (NBC)

1988

Made television debut on an episode of "Family Ties" (NBC)

Began appearing in commercials for Sunny Jim peanut butter, Cocoa Puffs and Pop-Tarts

Joined a musical theater group at age four and played the scarecrow in a production of "The Wizard of Oz"

Bonus Trivia

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"It's fascinating to watch a show develop from a script to a 22-minute comedy. I try to learn as much, and ask as many questions, as I can without being annoying." – Gordon-Levitt to The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 7, 1995

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In 2004, Gordon-Levitt launched the online production company hitRECord.org.

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"He has tremendous charisma and that incredible kind of positivity that can't be faked." – "The Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan on Gordon-Levitt, quoted in GQ, August 2012

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