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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.
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.
After the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire told this story with such energy and suspense, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to make a full-on adventure movie. And it's no surprise that the filmmaker turned out to be Robert Zemeckis, known for putting the seemingly unfilmable on the screen, from Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Forrest Gump to The Polar Express. So even if the film feels oddly artificial, this is a rousing, thrilling movie overflowing with cheeky energy.
At the centre of the story is Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt with a twinkle in his eye and a faintly silly French accent that works perfectly. In Paris, Philippe is working as a street performer when he sees a drawing of the planned Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center, and he immediately vows to put a wire between them and walk on it. Over the next few years, he recruits a team of accomplices, including his girlfriend Annie (Charlotte Le Bon) and his circus-performer mentor Rudy (Ben Kingsley). Then in Manhattan, they find some men (James Badge Dale and Steve Valentine) to help them on the inside. And in August 1974, just before the towers were finished, they set their elaborate plan in motion.
While other accounts of this story describe Petit's high-wire performance in words and grainy still photos, Zemeckis uses swooping camera movement and vertiginous angles to give the audience goosebumps as Petit elegantly walks back and forth more than 400 meters above the gawping crowd below. After the rousing caper that went on before, this sequence is exhilarating. And Gordon-Levitt plays it beautifully, channeling the man's mischievous passion into every step. This even helps the audience accept the silly narration segments, in which Petit describes the action while perched on the top of the Statue of Liberty with 1970s Manhattan in the background.
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It's the question on everyone's lips, and it turns out the actor has learned a remarkable feat.
The story of Philippe Petit's astonishing high-wire walk between the still unfinished World Trade Center towers in 1974 has already been told on film in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire. But now Robert Zemeckis has brought it to life dramatically in The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the cheeky French wire-walking artist. "The thing that neither the book nor the documentary could do was actually put the audience up on the wire with Philippe," Zemeckis says. "We did. And that is what movies are all about."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt learnt tightrope walking from Petit himself
Of course, the Twin Towers are now linked with the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. "But I also think with every tragic loss it's also good to remember the beautiful things," says Gordon-Levitt, who actually trained with Petit to prepare for the film, learning magic tricks, unicycle riding and, yes, tightrope walking.
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‘BBHMM’ sung by five men in striped suits is surprisingly satisfying.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt showed he really can carry a tune on Friday’s edition of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, when he joined a barbershop quartet for a rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’. The 34 year old actor became the latest star to join The Ragtime Gals, helping the group give a unique twist to Rihanna’s hit single.
Joseph Gordon Levitt joined a barbershop quartet during the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.
Appearing on Fallon’s sofa, the actor was noticeably excited at the opportunity to perform with the show's quartet. “That was so much fun man,” the 34 year old said after his performance.
Philippe Petit is a young French high-wire artist, passionate about his tightrope dream and determined to find the perfect place to take the walk of his life. Soon he comes across the newly completed World Trade Centre's Twin Towers in New York; imposing edifices standing at more than 400 metres tall, larger than any man-made structures on Earth. After his first visit to the skyscraper rooftops, he knows he must do everything in his power to achieve this impossible dream - even if he risks death or prosecution in doing so. He hires some technically skilled friends who are willing to covertly set up the wire between the buildings and, after a few nervous doubts, injuries and complications with police, he takes the plunge and performs the most memorable high-wire act in history.
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In June 2013, a high-flying 29-year-old government employee named Edward Snowdon suddenly found himself the most wanted man in the world after leaking classified documents from the US government to the media. An intelligent young man, whose army career at just 20 led him to join the CIA and eventually become an NSA contractor where he was faced with what he deemed as seriously questionable ethics from his colleagues, and those above him. Disturbed by the lies spoken by those around him and with a direct concern for the welfare of the people, he sought justice. He knew what such a move would entail, and indeed he was accused of being a traitor when the government tried to suggest that his actions had a negative impact on their counterterrorism programmes, but he knew he couldn't watch the citizens of Earth be continually deceived.
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The show was given a second life by the streaming service after being cancelled by Fox earlier this year.
Fans of Mindy Kaling’s sitcom ‘The Mindy Project’ will be happy to know they don't have long to wait before the show’s new season arrives on Hulu. ‘The Mindy Project’ season four has been announced as premiering on the streaming service September 15th, with new episodes being added every week.
‘The Mindy Project’ season four will premiere on Hulu next month.
Speaking at a press event on Sunday, Kaling said she preferred to release the episodes one at a time, rather than having them all arrive at once, like many shows on streaming services do. "Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I like the idea of the Christmas episode airing in December," Kaling said.
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On 7th August, 1974, one man chose to walk a high-wire between the two buildings of the World Trade Centre. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an adrenaline junkie who loves to walk across the highest ropes he can, and coming from France to America shows him a new chance to start over, and break records. With the help of his team, he intends to set up something highly illegal and incredibly dangerous, to prove the possibilities mankind is capable of. But with this great feat set in motion, the question steadily begins to grow as to whether he will actually accomplish it.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in 'Fraggle Rock'.
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.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in Fraggle Rock.
Could the biopic be in line for an Oscar in 2016?
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 Friday 7th September 2012 2012 Toronto International Film Festival - 'The Master' - Premiere
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wednesday 11th August 2010 on the set of his new film 'Premium Rush' shooting on location at Columbia University New York City, USA
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wednesday 20th May 2009 filming on location for the upcoming film 'Hesher' Los Angeles, California
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