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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (born 17.02.1981)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor best known for his work on '(500) Days of Summer', 'Inception', '50/50', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and TV series '3rd Rock From The Sun'.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Childhood
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was born in Los Angeles, California in the Sherman Oaks neighbourhood.
His parents are Dennis Levitt, a former news director for a radio station, and Jane Gordon, a former US Congress runner for the Peace and Freedom Party. Both were co-founders of the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
His grandfather, Michael Gordon, directed the 1959 rom com 'Pillow Talk'.
Joseph joined a theatre group when he was four and subsequently appeared in several TV commercials. He later made appearances in TV, including on 1991 vampire series 'Dark Shadows' and 1992-93 sitcom 'The Powers That Be'.
Whilst attending Van Nuys High School, he portrayed the alien Tommy Solomon on '3rd Rock From The Sun'.
He attended Columbia University School of General Studies in 2000 where he studied history, literature and French poetry and became fluent in French.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Acting Career
In his later acting career, Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrayed a variety of different characters. In 2001, he played a boy in a mental institution in 'Manic', he was a gay male escort in 2004's 'Mysterious Skin' and was the boyfriend of a murdered drug addict in 'Brick' in 2005.
'The Lookout' was another of his big movies in 2007, and two years later he had a leading role opposite Zooey Deschanel in '(500) Days of Summer' for which he was nominated a Golden Globe award.
Also in 2009, he was a villain in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' and in 2010 he appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'. He worked with Nolan again in 2012's 'The Dark Knight Rises' and played a young version of Bruce Willis' character in 'Looper' in the same year.
In 2012, he also had a supporting role in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Other career ventures
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has directed several short films including a movie adaptation of 'Sparks' which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.
Another short, 'Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo', appeared at Texas' South by Southwest festival in 2010.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cast In Live Action Movie Of Jim Henson's 'Fraggle Rock'

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Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock will be made into a live-action feature film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie will be based on the beloved children's television series of the same name, created by Henson in the 1980s. The series centred on a group of Muppets known as the Fraggles who lived in a series of caves in Fraggle Rock. Alongside the Fraggles live other species of Muppets: Doozers and Gorgs.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in Fraggle Rock.

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Filming has officially begun on Snowden, Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, with the actor sharing the first image of himself in character via his Facebook account on Tuesday.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Surprises With Secret Marriage

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This New Year, actor/director/writer/producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt is enjoying his new marriage. Yes, you read that correctly - Joseph Gordon Levitt has gotten married. Gordon-Levitt married his long-term girlfriend in secret on 20th December, 2014. But just who is his new wife?

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 2014 Emmy Awards

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has, according to People, reportedly tied the knot with Tasha McCauley, the CEO and founder of Fellow Robots. The company is hard at work creating more friendly robots that will help future generations at work and during their day-to-day lives. One of which is a shopping assistant, set to be used at a store in California in the near future, that will greet customers and lead them to items that they are looking for in the store. 

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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...

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10) Shaun The Sheep Movie - The British TV hit becomes a charming stop-motion feature (Feb). Other anticipated animations: Pixar's Inside Out (Jul), Despicable Me spin-off The Minions Movie (Jun) and Snoopy & Charlie Brown (Dec). Watch the trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie here.

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'The Walk' Trailer Shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt And The World Trade Centre

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On the morning of 7th August, 1974, French high-wire artist, Philippe Petit, made an incredible journey, as he flew into the record books with the record of the highest high-wire walk at the time. For 45 minutes, he walked back and forth along an eight-meter-long wire, 1350 feet from the ground, between the - then new -World Trade Centre Towers. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte Le Bon in the planning stages
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte Le Bon in the planning stages of the walk

In 2008, the UK made a documentary about Petit's walk, entitled 'Man on a Wire'. Now, 40-years on from the insane and unauthorised stunt, director Robert Zemeckis ('Who Framed Rodger Rabbit', 'Back to the Future', 'Forrest Gump', 'Cast Away', you get the idea.) is working on a new biographical film, 'The Walk', looking into the life and aspirations of Petit and the walk that made him famous. 

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