Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s biographyJoseph Gordon-Levitt is a popular American actor, whose talent and hard work helped him reach great heights in the film industry. He is mostly popular for his roles in 500 Days of Summer, 50/50, Don Jon, and Snowden.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s childhoodJoseph was born on February 17, 1981, in sunny Los Angeles, US. His parents were hippies in their youth, preaching love to their son, which is why the actor never got involved in fights. We should also mention that soldiers were never found among his toys. His relatives did everything so the boy, from early childhood, would bring light and kindness into the world.
Joseph took his first steps into the acting world when he was just four years old. It was the time when he grew fond of acting, and that is why his parents enrolled him with the local drama club. A year after, he had already made episodic appearances in musicals. Fortunately, an agent decided to drop by at one of the performances, who managed to see the actor within Joseph.
The beginning of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s careerBesides drama acting, the actor also started appearing in commercials for different food products and shoe apparel. Between 1988 and 1992, Joseph played many roles in all the series and TV shows he could audition for. Even though his screen appearance was short and episodic, he still managed to prove his talent to the world and create an impression on the viewers. For example, his episodic appearance in the American detective series Murder, She Wrote, and in the sitcom Family Ties.
In 1993, he made an appearance in the series Switching Parents, playing one of the leading roles. At that time, he had already had remarkable appearances in Holy Matrimony and Angels in the Outfield.
None of his previous roles brought him fame, however, in 1996, he started his work on the series 3rd Rock from the Sun, where he played an alien who came to Earth on a special mission. After that, Gordon-Levitt was in higher demand. A couple of months after, the thriller The Juror was released, and in 1998 he played in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
In the same period, you could notice him in the teen series That 70’s Show. A year after, he was one of the key characters in the romantic movie 10 Things I Hate About You starring Heath Ledger. In the movie, Joseph played the boyfriend of the protagonist, whom in order to date, he had to find a better half for her sister.
A new chapter in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s careerUpon his return to the acting world, he started reading the scrips meticulously and choosing his roles carefully. Thereon, he didn’t want to settle for any mediocre movie but decided to impress his fans and critics with deep and heartfelt roles.
Besides that, in 2004, Joseph got a key role in the drama Mysterious Skin. This time, he got the opportunity to portray a homosexual who was raped at a very young age. The movie only reinforced the good reviews about his performance both from the critics and viewers.
In 2005, Brick was released, where the actor, once again, landed a leading role. The plot takes him on a quest for his ex-girlfriend, who disappeared mysteriously. In order to find her, he had to get involved with some bad people, but nonetheless, he wanted to finish what he started.
On top of that, Joseph played key roles in Uncertainty and Killshot, both in 2008. In 2009, the actor co-starred with Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer, and later in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
In 2010, together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the detective drama Inception, and soon after its release, the movie became iconic. After that, he played in 50/50, co-starring with Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick. In 2012, Joseph appeared in the last part of The Dark Knight trilogy, as Robin. A couple of months after, he appeared in Looper together with Bruce Willis.
In 2014, together with Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Eva Green, he appeared in the second part of Sin City.