Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Birthday: 1981-02-17
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received various accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his leading performances in 500 Days of Summer (2009) and 50/50 (2011). He is the founder of the online media platform HitRecord whose projects such as HitRecord on TV (2014–15) and Create Together (2020) won him two Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program. Born in Los Angeles to a Jewish family, Gordon-Levitt began his acting career as a child, appearing in the films A River Runs Through It (1992), Holy Matrimony (1994), and Angels in the Outfield (1994), which earned him a Young Artist Award and a Saturn Award nomination. He played the role of Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001) for which he received three nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He had a supporting role in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and voiced Jim Hawkins in the Disney animated Treasure Planet (2002) before taking a break from acting to study at Columbia University, but dropped out in 2004 to resume his acting career. Since returning to acting, Gordon-Levitt has starred in Manic (2001), Mysterious Skin (2004), Brick (2005), The Lookout (2007), The Brothers Bloom (2008), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Inception (2010), Hesher (2010), Premium Rush (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Looper (2012), and Lincoln (2012). He portrayed Philippe Petit in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film The Walk (2015) and whistleblower Edward Snowden in the Oliver Stone film Snowden (2016). In 2020, he starred in the legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2013, he wrote and directed Don Jon, a comedy-drama film that was released to critical acclaim, earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. He previously directed and edited two short films, both of which were released in 2010: Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny and Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo. In 2021, he wrote, directed and starred in a comedy drama series Mr. Corman on Apple TV+.
Career History
Being Produced
2022
A Forest Haunt as Narrator (voice)
Pinocchio as Jiminy Cricket (voice)
2020
Project Power as Frank
The Trial of the Chicago 7 as Richard Schultz
2019
7500 as Tobias Ellis
Knives Out as Detective Hardrock (voice)
2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Slowen Lo (voice)
2016
Snowden as Edward Snowden
2015
The Walk as Philippe Petit
The Night Before as Ethan
2014
The Interview as Joseph Gordon-Levitt (uncredited)
2013
2012
Premium Rush as Wilee
Looper as Joe
Lincoln as Robert Lincoln
The Dark Knight Rises as John Blake
2011
50/50 as Adam Lerner
Elektra Luxx as Bert Rodriguez
2010
2009
Uncertainty as Bobby
(500) Days of Summer as Tom Hansen
CineMash: Sid and Nancy as Nancy Spungen
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra as The Doctor / Rex
Women in Trouble as Bert Rodriguez
2008
Big Breaks as Todd Sterling
Stop-Loss as Tommy Burgess
Killshot as Richie Nix
Miracle at St. Anna as Tim Boyle
The Brothers Bloom as Bar Patron
2007
The Lookout as Chris Pratt
2006
Brick as Brendan
2005
Mysterious Skin as Neil
Shadowboxer as Dr. Don
Havoc as Sam
2004
Latter Days as Elder Paul Ryder
2002
Treasure Planet as Jim Hawkins (voice)
2001
Manic as Lyle
2000
Forever Lulu as Martin Ellsworth
1999
10 Things I Hate About You as Cameron James
1998
Sweet Jane as Tony
1996
The Juror as Oliver Laird
1995
The Great Elephant Escape as Matthew „Matt“ Cunningham
1994
Holy Matrimony as Zeke
Angels in the Outfield as Roger Bomman
1993
Gregory K as Gregory Kingsley / Shawn Russ
1992
A River Runs Through It as Young Norman
Beethoven as Student #1
1991
Hi Honey - I'm Dead as Josh Stadler
Plymouth as Simon
Changes as Matt Hallam
1988
Stranger on My Land as Rounder