Joseph Gordon-Levitt Biography

Birthday: 1981-02-17
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born on February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California to parents Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Daniel Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, had been a well-known movie director. After working for several years as a child actor, Joseph became better known for starring on the hit television series "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996), for which he earned two Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards. In addition, the show earned three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Peformance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Prior to his success on television, Joseph had already worked steadily in feature films, debuting in the Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It (1992). Following his work on "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996), Joseph took time off from acting to attend Columbia University. In the early 2000s, he broke from the mold of his television and film comedy supporting roles by appearing in a string of intense dramatic roles, mostly in smaller, independent films such as Mysterious Skin (2004), Brick (2005), The Lookout (2007), and Stop-Loss (2008). By 2009, Joseph was officially established as one of the leading men of indie cinema with his Golden Globe-nominated role in the comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer (2009), for which he also received an Independent Spirit Award nod. In 2010 he headlined the indie drama Hesher (2010) and also established himself as a mainstream star in Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010). Balancing both independent and Hollywood film, Joseph scored another Golden Globe nod for the cancer drama 50/50 (2011), worked again with director Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), snagged leading roles in both Premium Rush (2012) and Looper (2012), and played Abraham Lincoln's son Robert in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dark Shadows (1991) Daniel Collins / ... 1991 - 1991
The Powers That Be Pierce Van Horne 1992 - 1993
3rd Rock from the Sun Tommy Solomon 1998 - 1999 Comedy
10 Things I Hate About You Cameron James 2009 - 2010 Comedy
Ku-De-Ta The Doctor / Rex 2011 Action
10 Things I Hate About Cameron James 2012
Dream Machines Adam 2012 Sci Fi
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Angels in the Outfield Roger Bomman 1951 0, 0
Holy Matrimony Ezekiel 1994 Comedy, Crime
The Road Killers Rich 1994 Action, Crime, Drama
The Juror Oliver Laird 1996 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Sweet Jane Tony 1998
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jimmy Howell 1998 Drama, Horror, Thriller
10 Things I Hate about You Cameron James 1999 Comedy, Romance
Forever Lulu Martin Ellsworth 2001 Comedy, Romance
Treasure Planet Jim Hawkins 2002 0, 0, Sport, 0
Manic Lyle 2003 Drama
Havoc Sam 2005 0, Game Show
Shadowboxer Dr. Don 2005 0, Game Show, 0
Mysterious Skin Neil 2005 Drama
Brick Brendan 2006 Mystery, Thriller
The Lookout Chris Pratt 2007 Game Show, Comedy
500 Days of Summer Tom 2008
Miracle at St. Anna Tim Boyle 2008 0, Romance, 0
Killshot 2008 0, Game Show, Comedy
Stop-Loss Tommy Burgess 2008 Drama
Uncertainty Bobby Thompson 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra The Doctor 2009 0, Game Show
(500) Days of Summer Tom 2009 0, Biography
Inception Arthur 2010 0
Elektra Luxx Bert Rodriguez 2010 0
Hesher Hesher 2010 0
50/50 Adam 2011
Lincoln Robert Todd 2012 0
Looper Joe 2012
Premium Rush Wilee 2012 Comedy, 0
The Dark Knight Rises Blake 2012 Action, Crime, Thriller
Don Jon Don Jon 2013 Comedy
To Reach the Clouds Philippe Petit 2015 Drama
Snowden Edward Snowden 2016 0, Game Show, Comedy, 0, Biography