Happy Birthday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

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Every time I see one of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s films, I begin to feel stronger and stronger that he may just be the new “Great”–something like a reborn Jimmy Stewart, given his memorable “nice guy” roles. It’s very shocking that I’ve seen far less of his films than I thought I had. (I don’t think it counts that I’ve seen Inception three times and The Dark Knight Rises twice, does it?) And yes, I’ll try and get to the rest, in time.

So a Happy Birthday to Joe–I mean, Arthur–I mean, Blake–I mean, Tom–I mean, Robert Lincoln–I mean *gasp* Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

HAVE SEEN
Beethoven (1992)
Treasure Planet (2002; voice only)
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Inception (2010)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Looper (2012)
Lincoln (2012)

HAVEN’T SEEN
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Holy Matrimony (1994)
The Road Killers (1994)
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
The Juror (1996)
Sweet Jane (1998)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Forever Lulu (2000)
Manic (2001)
Latter Days (2003)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Brick (2005)
Havoc (2005)
Shadowboxer (2005)
The Lookout (2007)
Stop-Loss (2008)
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Killshot (2008)
Uncertainty (2009)
Women in Trouble (2009)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Hesher (2010)
Elektra Luxx (2010)
50/50 (2011)
Premium Rush (2012)

UPCOMING
Don Jon’s Addiction (2013)

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Other individuals today include Michael Bay (director of Transformers and Armageddon), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter saga), Larry the Cable Guy (from all those redneck commercials), Michael Jordan (the basketball player), and Billy Joe Armstrong (lead singer and bassist of Green Day).

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7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

  1. You definitely have to watch “Brick” and “Mysterious Skin”. Those are the roles that allowed him to shed the memory of being, “that kid from ‘3rd Rock from the Sun'”.

    He also had a memorable appearance on “That 70s Show”. If you want to go really back, his first regular TV role was in the 80s (early 90s?) version of “Dark Shadows”.

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