Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the 31-year-old star of films such as (500) Days of Summer and 50/50 is finally coming into his own as an actor and a star. It was his casting in Christopher Nolan's Inception that brought Joseph into the commercial spotlight. The actor then joined Chris Nolan's conclusive Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises and became a part of one of the most revered superhero films.
Playing the admirable young cop in The Dark Knight Rises was a thrill for Joseph. Talking about his experience in the film, the actor commented, “We had a f***ing great time every day working on that movie. I felt as though I'd transferred in for senior year and had a graduation celebration. You felt a huge sense of accomplishment and closure. Everyone on that movie did such good, dignified work. No one came to phone it in or just cash a check.”
And if you thought Batman is Joseph's only high profile film, think again. In between new films like Premium Rush and Looper, Joseph will also be seen in the long-awaited Steven Spielberg film, Lincoln, in which he plays Daniel Day-Lewis' son.
Talking about playing the son of Daniel Day-Lewis' Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt said, “It's a ridiculously exciting movie to be part of. Daniel Day-Lewis has a unique, enormously inspiring process that's very immersive. I never heard his real voice or saw him out of costume. I met the president, I met my dad, but I never met Day-Lewis until we wrapped. As excited as I am about Lincoln, though, I'm honestly most excited about Looper.”
Looper marks Joseph's reunion with filmmaker Rian Johnson after Brick.
"Looper brings all the exhilaration and chemical feelings you hope to get from an action sci-fi movie," said Joseph and continued, "But Rian has also come up with a concept that will tickle your intellect while he tells a sincere story about the cyclical nature of violence and how violence begets violence. I love going to a good movie more than anything, and this movie just hits it.”