Joseph Gordon-levitt Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd January 2016

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been selected to receive Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award. The Dark Knight star will be roasted as he picks up the prize from the school's theatrical group in Massachusetts on 5 February (16), following in the footsteps of 2015's winner, Chris Pratt. He joins Django Unchained actress Kerry Washington among the 2016 honourees - she will be celebrated with the Woman of Year accolade on 28 January (16).

23rd October 2015

Fact: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony MACkie will promote their festive movie The Night Before with a televised mime contest. The three stars will 'perform' on a special Lip Sync Battle, which will air on TV in America on 19 November (15).

30th September 2015

Quote: "My dad is actually quite scared of heights - he won't stand next to a window if he's in a tall building - and when I finally got to see the final version of this movie I brought my parents with me, and my dad was making noises that you don't often get to hear your father make... He was like a scared little boy." Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new wire walking movie The Walk in 3D was almost too much for his dad.

25th September 2015

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt teamed up with comedian Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (24Sep15) to put a new spin on Rihanna's B**ch Better Have My Money hit. The pair joined forces as part of the U.S. host's TV barbershop quintet and performed the track a cappella for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon audience. Kevin Spacey and Steve Carell have also previously taken part in the musical segment.

24th September 2015

Quote: "I studied French in high school and college. I love French movies, so I really worked on the accent. If you don't speak French, you'll think it sounds perfect. If you're a native speaker, you might think, 'Well, the guy gave it a pretty darn good try'." Joseph Gordon-Levitt on perfecting his French accent as daredevil Philippe Petit in new movie The Walk.

3rd December 2014

Quote: "I really, really, really want to do a movie musical. Trying to figure it out. Find the right project with the right people. In the meantime, (variety Tv series) HitRecord on Tv definitely tides me over, because we do lots of musical numbers on the show." Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is eager to combine his love of music and film on the big screen.

1st December 2014

Fact: Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone's upcoming movie about infamous U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. Gordon-Levitt will portray the former National Security Agency (Nsa) employee in The Snowden Files, and the Rain Man star is poised to take on a key role in the film, playing either an Nsa mentor to Snowden or a politician, according to the New York Post's Page Six column. Shailene Woodley is also in negotiations to star as Snowden's girlfriend, dancer Lindsay Mills, who recently moved to Moscow, Russia to live with her exiled beau. Filming on the project is due to begin in Munich, Germany in January (15).

25th April 2014

Fact: Sir Ben Kingsley and French actress Charlotte Le Bon are set to join actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a new biopic about high-wire stuntman Philippe Petit. Director Robert Zemeckis will take charge of the big screen adaption of the daredevil's memoir, To Reach the Clouds. Petit made history in 1974 when he 'walked' between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The feat was later recounted in the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire.

19th February 2014

Fact: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play John Travolta's Pulp Fiction character Vincent Vega at a one-off event in Los Angeles. The actor will be joined by a number of surprise celebrity guests at a live read-through of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime thriller on Thursday (20Feb14). The presentation will be helmed by This is the End director Evan Goldberg.

29th November 2013

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined Lady GaGa for a duet of Baby It's Cold Outside for her Muppets holiday Tv special on Thursday (28Nov13).

3rd October 2013

Quote: "I don't think I'll have anything to do with that movie. I was in a movie that was the end of a trilogy that I was super proud and fortunate to be in. I think these next movies are sort of a separate chapter." Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't expect to portray Batman's sidekick Robin opposite Ben Affleck in the sequel to Superman: Man Of Steel.

26th September 2013

Quote: "I'm a gym rat. Joe and I had a push-up contest on-set. I wouldn't bring it up if I didn't win." Veteran actor Tony Danza, 62, flexed his muscles in a fitness contest with his Don Jon co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

26th September 2013

Quote: "I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public. She is not in show business." Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reluctant to discuss his secret romance in the press.

25th September 2013

Fact: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.

21st January 2013

Fact: Anne Hathaway and Channing Tatum make cameo appearances in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction. The duo, who starred with Gordon-Levitt in 2005 movie Havoc, play the stars of a romantic comedy in a film-within-the-film.

27th September 2012

Quote: "I went through a series when I was just colours, like one year I was blue and the next year I was red... It tends to be a conversation stopper." Halloween fan Joseph Gordon Levitt on his strangest outfits.

27th September 2012

Quote: "Robert Lincoln had a moustache and so they glued one on me because I can't grow one, not a good one." The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon Levitt on his character's facial hair in Steven Spielberg's upcoming historical epic Lincoln. The actor plays Abraham Lincoln's son.

23rd September 2012

Quote: "I have the movie Looper coming out; in that one I played a young version of Bruce Willis, so I guess I'm playing Ashton Kutcher." Joseph Gordon-Levitt jokes about his new movie character.

28th August 2012

Tweet: "My dear friend @SeanOnoLennon contributed this beautifully written piece to the Nyt. I encourage you to read it". The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt applauds John Lennon's son Sean for voicing his fears about hydraulic fracturing in a New York Times opinion piece, which was published on Tuesday (28Aug12).

16th August 2012

Quote: "I remember on Beethoven we weren't allowed to pet the dog because it would have distracted him. For a dog lover that was disappointing and weird." Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the downside of his early acting role as Student #1 in the 1992 family film.

16th August 2012

Quote: "Daniel Day-Lewis has a unique, enormously inspiring process that is very immersive. I never heard his real voice or saw him out of costume. I met the president, I met my dad, but I never met Day-Lewis until we wrapped." Joseph Gordon-Levitt on playing Abraham Lincoln's son opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's new movie Lincoln.

25th July 2012

Fact: Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new time travel movie Looper will open the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September (12). The 10-day movie event will feature new films from Ben Affleck, Robert Redford and Terrence Malick.

8th February 2012

Fact: Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is to direct himself and pal Scarlett Johansson in his feature film debut. The actor tells his untitled new movie is about "a modern-day Don Juan and his quest to become less of a selfish d**k".

17th January 2012

Tweet: "I'm in lurv (sic) with Joseph Gordon Levitt , just watched 50/50 u (sic) guys so should check it out, he's always in great films!" British singer Leona Lewis has got the hots for actor Joseph Gordon Levitt after watching his 'cancer comedy' 50/50.

28th September 2011

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave pop hits by Kelly Clarkson and Lady GaGa a death metal makeover during an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (27Sep11) when he teamed up with the host to sing reworked karaoke hits and covered Since U Been Gone and The Edge of Glory. The Hollywood star portrayed a heavy metal fan in independent drama Hesher earlier this year (11).

12th May 2011

Fact: Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play Abraham Lincoln's eldest son in Steven Spielberg's biopic on the assassinated U.S. president. Daniel Day-Lewis will play Lincoln in the star-studded movie, which also features Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and John Hawkes.

22nd September 2010

Fact: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will join Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band for shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on 1 and 2 October (10). Lady GaGa and Iggy Pop will also be a part of the concerts.

19th August 2010

Fact: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt showed off his musical talents at business event in New York City on Monday night (16Aug10) by taking to the stage with a guitar at Manhattan nightspot Pianos and performing a solo rendition of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. The impromptu performance was part of the Summer in the City series staged by hitRecord, the production company the Inception star founded in 2005.

14th August 2009

Quote: "I totally have a fetish for girls who are speaking French... I'm really excited because Marion Cotillard is in (new film) INCEPTION. I'm excited to meet her." Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his love for French girls.

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