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Joseph Gordon-Levitt



Born in Los Angeles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt grew up in front of the camera as a child and teen actor. Winning his first major role at age seven in the TV movie Stranger on My Land (1988), Gordon-Levitt appeared in a number of TV movies and series during the late '80s and early '90s, including a recurring role on the hit sitcom Roseanne from 1993 to 1995. After making his feature film debut as the young version of Craig Sheffer in A River Runs Through It (1992), the young actor garnered further notice as the boy whose prayers are answered in the sleeper Angels in the Outfield (1994) and as Demi Moore's son in The Juror (1996). Gordon-Levitt achieved considerable TV fame, though, when he was cast in NBC's critical and popular hit Third Rock From the Sun (1996-present). As old/young alien Tommy Solomon, he cracked wise with multiple Emmy-winner John Lithgow and attracted teen fans. Making the most of the late-'90s teen movie resurgence during the series' hiatuses, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the teen slasher sequel Halloween: H20 (1998) and starred as one of the romantic schemers in the popular Shakespeare-via-high school comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). After voicing the lead in the expensive animated flop Treasure Planet, Levitt made a conscious decision to shed his TV image. He appeared in a series of challenging indie films including Mysterious Skin, Brick, and The Lookout, and succeeded in redefining his public image. He appeared in Spike Lee's Miracle At St. Anna and the Iraq War drama Stop-Loss in 2008. The next year he starred in the big-budget action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but earned better reviews and more respect as the lead in the hit indie romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer. He was cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception the next year, and earned arguably the best reviews of his career in 2011 when he starred in the cancer comedy 50/50 as a young man learning to cope with an unexpected, and possibly lethal, illness. He would team with director Chriotpher Nolan again in 2012 as part of the cast in The Dark Knight Rises, and Steven Spielberg cast him as Robert Todd in the director's long gestating biopic Lincoln. Levitt made his feature-length directorial debut in 2013, with Don Jon, which he also wrote and starred in.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sovereign
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2017
No Score Yet Untitled Channing Tatum/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Musical
  • Actor
2017
61% Snowden
  • Edward Snowden
2016
66% The Night Before
  • Ethan
2015
84% The Walk
  • Philippe Pettit
2015
51% The Interview
  • Actor
2014
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Johnny
2014
88% The Wind Rises
  • Jirô Horikoshi
2014
81% Don Jon
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Jon Martello
2013
90% Lincoln
  • Robert Lincoln
2012
93% Looper
  • Joe
  • Executive Producer
2012
75% Premium Rush
  • Wilee
2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises
  • John Blake
2012
94% 50/50
  • Adam
2011
53% Hesher
  • Hesher
2011
28% Elektra Luxx
  • Bert Rodriguez
2011
86% Inception
  • Arthur
2010
50% Uncertainty
  • Bobby Thompson
2009
29% Women in Trouble
  • Bert Rodriguez
2009
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • The Doctor/Rex
2009
86% 500 Days of Summer
  • Tom Hansen
2009
43% Killshot
  • Richie Nix
2008
34% Miracle at St. Anna
  • Tim Boyle
2008
64% Stop-Loss
  • Tommy Burgess
2008
No Score Yet Sparks
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2008
87% The Lookout
  • Chris Pratt
2007
80% Brick
  • Brendan Frye
2006
45% Havoc
  • Sam
2005
18% Shadowboxer
  • Dr. Don
2005
85% Mysterious Skin
  • Neil
2005
43% Latter Days
  • Ryder
2004
67% Manic
  • Lyle
2003
69% Treasure Planet
  • Jim Hawkins
2002
No Score Yet Treasure Planet - Read-Along
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Forever Lulu
  • Martin
2000
61% 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Cameron James
1999
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Changes'
  • Actor
1999
51% Halloween H2O
  • Jimmy
1998
No Score Yet Sweet Jane
  • Tony
1998
15% The Juror
  • Oliver
1996
No Score Yet The Great Elephant Escape
  • Matt
1995
No Score Yet The Road Killers
  • Rich
1995
35% Angels in the Outfield
  • Roger Bomman
1994
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Zeke
1994
No Score Yet Gregory K
  • Gregory Kingsley
1993
83% A River Runs Through It
  • Young Norman
1992
31% Beethoven
  • 1st Student
1992
No Score Yet Hi Honey---I'm Dead
  • Josh
1991
No Score Yet Stranger on My Land
  • Rounder
1988
No Score Yet The Frog King
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Todrick
2015
  • Reality cast member
63% The Muppets
2015-2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Greatest Party Story Ever
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Matt Sherman
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Scott
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • Actor
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host

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