This is actually my husband’s find! I wouldn’t have open my eyes to see Joseph Gordon Levitt if it wasn’t for him! He said he liked this skinny, nervous, almost psychotic guy from a movie (I think it was Stop-Loss) and he asked me if I recognized him.
I didn’t! It was actually difficult to see the masterminded young actor as the former 3rd Rock from the Sun teenager. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has grown up beautifully! (click through to read the rest of the story and check out the image gallery!)
Acting since he was 7, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is best known for his teenager role as an extraterrestrial in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He went from acting to the Columbia University (2001-2004) and then dropped college to get back to acting. Growing up, he had an acting coach, who he said, taught him the world: to become his character. To genuinely impersonate the person who’s playing so that there’s no misunderstanding and misinterpretation in who the character is and what he’s supposed to do.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt got involved in numerous indie film projects and got himself gravitating on a glorious trajectory as the most promising young indie actor. But he was serious about his career and he wanted it to go even further. Thus he went from heavy roles like mentally challenged characters and drama surrounded parts to a brilliantly romantic movie “500 Days of Summer”. He coupled up with Zooey Deschanel (on screen) and made a very magnetic pair (the proof in the short dance video).
Why I chose Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the Men of Style column? Because he’s promising. Because he’s on the rise. Because he’s not one of the many. Because he stands out. Through his talent, his energy and his commitment. And despite of the info you can find about him, I want to keep this one short. Because you never really know what JGL is going to do next. What mental/depressed case he’ll be playing tomorrow or what romantic chevalier will he be using to charm us!
Until then, I hope you enjoy the few images I’ve put together to portray Joe. Especially the last ones, from GQ magazine December 2009? (something different from the April 2008 shoot with Claudia Schiffer, eh?) and few extras from Nylon Man, September 2009. Acting fashion! (you can always read more about Joseph Gordon-Levitt here and here) (photos via)