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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 Launches National Park Service Clothing Line


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The Dark Knight Rises star has teamed up with NPS officials for the limited-edition range, which includes T-shirts, caps, and tote bags, all bearing the tagline, "Find Your Park".

"This is something I'm honoured to participate in," Joseph told People.com. "So much great art is inspired by nature. I personally have an emotional connection to national parks because I grew up going camping with my family.

"For us, it was the Yosemite National Park in California. Now, I like Big Sur, Limekiln State Park, or Kern River County Park, which is a closer drive. But any national park is a great setting for art, or a setting for a story or a subject for an illustration."

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Shailene Woodley Doesn't Let Status Impact Life


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The 24-year-old actress has been on the Hollywood scene since her teen years, but her casting in films The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, both based on hugely successful books, catapulted her to super stardom.

As her star continues to soar, Shailene no longer lets her status have any impact on her day-to-day life.

"I think at first I was. Then I realised my life hadn't changed and as long as I could stay true to that I don't think any external force could really affect me," she shrugged to Britain's Metro newspaper.

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Oliver Stone Moved Edward Snowden Movie Out Of America


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Snowden is based on Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena's novel, Time Of The Octopus, and centres on the former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, who was charged with committing espionage against America after confessing to leaking confidential information about mass surveillance operations undertaken by U.S. and U.K. government officials on their own citizens.

The upcoming project was originally slated to shoot in the U.S., but Oliver decided to move the production to Munich, Germany to avoid any problems with officials at the National Security Agency.

"We moved to Germany, because we did not feel comfortable in the U.S.," Stone said during a question and answer session at the Sun Valley Film Festival in Idaho. "We felt like we were at risk here. We didn't know what the NSA might do, so we ended up in Munich, which was a beautiful experience."

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Neil Gaiman Speaks Out After Joseph Gordon-Levitt Exits 'Sandman' Movie


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Author Neil Gaiman has spoken out after actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced he’d departed the long-in-development adaptation of his book Sandman. Levitt announced his departure on Saturday, saying that he had come to realise that he and New Line didn't see eye to eye on the direction of the film.

Neil GaimanAuthor Neil Gaiman has spoken about Joseph Gordon-Levitt exiting the Sandman movie.

After retweeting Levitt’s original message, Gaiman wrote: ‘For the record, my respect for @hitRECordJoe, is undiminished. Getting to know him was the best bit of the last round. He's special.’

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Joseph Gordon-levitt Exits Sandman Film


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Joseph announced he was producing the film for Warner Bros. in 2013, and later teamed up with writers David S. Goyer, Jack Thorne, and the comic book's creator Neil Gaiman to work on the script.

However, in June (15), he admitted it was turning out to be a "really complicated adaptation", and while he still remained attached to the DC Comics project, he claimed progress was "slow but steady".

Fans had speculated the Inception star would also tackle the comic book's main character Morpheus, also known as Dream of the Endless, who is the melancholy lord of dreams.

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Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Teaming For Musical Comedy


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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are reportedly teaming up for a big screen musical comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter the as-yet-untitled project was picked up by studio Universal after a competitive bidding war.

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt will team with Channing Tatum for a new musical comedy.

The idea for the film was conceived over 15 years ago by Gordon-Levitt and Michael Bacall when the pair worked together on Manic, a drama Bacall co-wrote and acted in. Bacall, who also worked with Tatum on the 21 Jump Street movies, will now write the script.

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The Night Before Review

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This blending of the stoner bromance with the Christmas comedy works surprisingly well, layering gross-out humour with holiday sentimentality. So it's a bit of a shame that the script is thin and ultimately rather pointless. There are observations about the nature of friendship and maturity, but nothing very deep. But along the way, the cast and crew pack in a riotous sense of humour that mainly centres on drugs and genitalia, plus a whiff of Christmas magic.

The movie centres on three best buddies in New York: Ethan, Isaac and Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie). Over the past several years, they've celebrated Christmas together with a series of traditions including karaoke, Chinese food and loudly festive sweaters. But now Isaac's wife Betsy (Jillian Bell) is about to give birth to their first child, and Chris' pro-football career is beginning to take off. So this will be their last Christmas Eve together, and they plan to make it an epic one. Ethan has secured tickets to New York's most exclusive secret holiday party, which he learns that his not-quite-ex girlfriend Diana (Lizzy Caplan) is attending. Meanwhile, Betsy has given Isaac a box of drugs for a last blow-out, and Chris scores a stash of weed from a mythical dealer (Michael Shannon).

The premise is certainly packed with possibility, and the filmmakers have a ball with the druggy excesses as the night unfolds, including wildly anarchic set-pieces that throw these likeable characters into all kinds of messy situations. The three lead actors make the most of their roles, adding layers of complexity that aren't in the script while indulging in rampant silliness at every turn. And the supporting cast are up for it as well, fully committing to the movie's crazed atmosphere. There are also hilarious extended cameos from James Franco and Miley Cyrus.

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Joseph Gordon-levitt's Director Grandfather Was Blacklisted From Hollywood


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The Dark Knight Rises star reveals his elderly relative attended a few party meetings, but he doesn't believe his granddad was really affiliated with the political group.

However, he still faced a backlash in the movie industry and was forced to leave the area to find work in the 1950s.

"My grandfather couldn't work...," he explains to U.S. talk show host James Corden, "and my mum at the time was seven (years old) and he had to move away from Los Angeles and go work with his brother and it completely disrupted his life."

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Joseph Gordon-levitt Can't Get Miley Cyrus Song Out Of His Head


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In the film, the Inception star plays a 30-something guy trying to rekindle a lost Christmas tradition with two old pals one last time, and one scene required him to sing along with Miley.

But now her 2014 hit is stuck in his head.

"It was pretty fun," he explains to U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel. "All you have to do is hear that song once and it's very familiar for the rest of your life... We sang it all day long.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Arrives At 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Joseph Gordon Levitt - Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

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Los Angeles World Premiere Of 'The Night Before' - Arrivals

Atmosphere, Oversized heads of star Anthony Mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Seth Rogen - Los Angeles World Premiere of 'The Night Before' at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel - Arrivals at The Theatre at ACE Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Los Angeles World Premiere Of 'The Night Before' - Arrivals

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Los Angeles World Premiere of 'The Night Before' at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel - Arrivals at The ACE Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Los Angeles World Premiere Of "The Night Before"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Celebrities attend Los Angeles World Premiere of 'The Night Before' at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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New York Premiere Of 'The Night Before'

Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie , Joseph Gordon-Levitt - New York premiere of 'The Night Before' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema - Arrivals at Landmark Sunshine Cinemas - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th November 2015

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The Night Before Trailer


Ever since Chris, Ethan and Isaac were young, the trio of friends have always spent the run-up to Christmas together, as the years have gone by their Christmas eve reunion has become harder to manage and this year is no exception, with Chris living the highlife as a celebrity and Isaac soon to become a father, the trio decide that this year they're going to have a huge blowout.

The three guys might be approaching middle age but that's not going to stop them from having fun, this year they're convinced that they're going to find the Nutcracka Ball - piece de resistance in Christmas Parties.

The Night Before was written and directed by Jonathan Levine who also directed 50/50 and Warm Bodies starring Nicoholas Hoult. The film also sees the one and only Miley Cyrus making a cameo appearance.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Date of birth

17th February, 1981

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Actor

Sex

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The Night Before Movie Review

The Night Before Movie Review

This blending of the stoner bromance with the Christmas comedy works surprisingly well, layering gross-out...

The Night Before Trailer

The Night Before Trailer

Ever since Chris, Ethan and Isaac were young, the trio of friends have always spent...

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Snowden - Teaser Trailer

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The Walk Trailer

The Walk Trailer

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The Walk - Teaser Trailer

The Walk - Teaser Trailer

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