Joseph Gordon-Levitt, We’ve Loved You For So Long – The Daily Swoon
If he weren’t a great actor, I may be Joseph Gordon-Levitted out by now. He’s in everything right now! Over the holiday break I watched him in ‘Premium Rush’, ‘Looper’, saw him earlier in the break in ‘Lincoln’, and enjoyed his work in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
I enjoy his stuff because he’s a child star that seems to have spent his formative years working on his craft. At this point in his career, he is quite versatile, and I love watching his movies.
While ‘Looper’ was not my favorite movie (too many twists, not enough clarity), Levitt was great in it.
‘Premium Rush’ struck a nerve close to home, because, being from Old Town Fort Collins, the whole fixed gear, no brakes, no stopping mentality is cultivated in my neighborhood. It was a great movie with stars who had dreams I could relate to. This one is a great movie about New York City’s bicycle messengers that I can suggest to bike enthusiasts.
Gordon-Levitt has been making us swoon for years. You’ve no doubt seen something he’s been in, like the aforementioned ’10 Things I Hate About You’ (a criminally underrated 90s classic), ‘(500) Days of Summer,’ ‘Inception,’ or this year’s ‘Lincoln’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
The guy is 31 years old and he hasn’t aged since he was like, 20. And while that certainly has us wondering what sort of pact he made with an anti-aging demon (Olay. Listen to your mothers), we’re totally into it.
He’s not just a good-looking guy, either. JGL (he lets us call him that) is also crazy talented and creative — he runs a project called hitRECord, a production collaboration effort where participants contribute their images, music and film and share a part of the profits. The site currently has over 10,000 participants!
And if that info and the photos below aren’t enough to make you swoon, check out this video of JGL with friend and fellow actor Zooey Deschanel, appropriately covering Nancy Wilson’s ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?’
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As a bonus, please enjoy these stills from ‘SNL,’ where JGL recreated that shirtless ‘Magic Mike’ magic: