He’s also had his fill of fighting roles with Inception and G.I. Joe, and (fingers crossed) will hopefully soon play Robin in a Dark Knight spinoff.
So was this rise to action-star status planned?
“To be honest, not really,” Joseph laughed when we asked him. “I like all kinds of movies. I have a pretty eclectic taste in what I like to watch. I was just focused on the stories and the filmmakers.”
So don’t expect Gordon-Levitt to pigeon hole himself in the action genre. The actor told us he likes keeping his options open.
“Coincidentally (my last films) were really action-oriented ,” he told SheKnows. “But I like variety. If I had to watch one or the other all the time, I would get bored.
We don’t think he’ll be getting bored anytime soon. Not only does he have a wide range in his acting skills, Joseph also produces and writes.
He holds an executive producing credit on Looper and is finishing up a film he wrote, directed and starred in called Don Jon’s Addiction, due out in 2013.
Joseph’s star continues to rise, but he isn’t getting a big head; the actor revealed he still loves to see movies in a theater with us commoners.
“I just love seeing a movie with a crowd of people,” Joseph said. “To me, that’s the reason to go to a cinema. It’s not for the big screen, or 3D, or any of that stuff. The point is to be with a crowd of folks.”
Catch Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper, in theaters today. And who knows, maybe he’ll be sitting next to you!
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