JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT (Jon "Don Jon" Martello, Jr. / Writer / Director)
marks his feature film directorial debut with Don Jon, which made its domestic premiere at the
2013 Sundance Film Festival as well as its international premiere at the 2013 Berlin Film
Festival. He also completed production on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to
Kill For, in which he plays Johnny, a character Miller created for the film.
Gordon-Levitt's additional film credits include Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated Lincoln
with Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field; Looper, for which he reunited with his Brick director, Rian
Johnson, and starred opposite Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt; The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher
Nolan's third and final installment in the Batman series (People's Choice Award nomination for
Favorite Movie Actor); Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp; 50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine
and also starring Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard, for which he received a
Golden Globe nomination; Christopher Nolan's Academy Award-nominated action-drama Inception,
also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page; Hesher, directed by Spencer
Susser with Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson (Sundance Film Festival 2010); Marc Webb's (500)
Days Of Summer, also starring Zooey Deschanel, for which he received Golden Globe, Independent
Spirit Award and People's Choice Award nominations; the global action hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
for director Stephen Sommers; Spike Lee's World War II drama Miracle at St. Anna; the controversial
drama Stop-Loss, in which he starred with Ryan Phillippe under the direction of Kimberly Peirce; and
the crime drama The Lookout, which marked Scott Frank's directorial debut. In addition, Gordon-
Levitt has received widespread praise for his performances in such independent features as John
Madden's Killshot with Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke; Lee Daniels' Shadowboxer; Rian Johnson's
award-winning debut film, Brick; Mysterious Skin for writer/director Gregg Araki; and Manic with
Don Cheadle. He also adapted the Elmore Leonard short story Sparks into a 24-minute short film
that he directed (Sundance Film Festival 2009).
Early in his career, Gordon-Levitt won a Young Artist Award for his first major role, in
Robert Redford's drama A River Runs Through It. He went on to co-star in Angels in the Outfield, The
Juror, Halloween H20 and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Gordon-Levitt is also well known to television audiences for his starring role on NBC's
award-winning comedy series "3rd
Rock from the Sun." During his six seasons on the show, he won
two YoungStar Awards and also shared in three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Comedy Series Ensemble. Following the series, Gordon-Levitt took
a short break from acting to attend Columbia University.
Gordon-Levitt founded and directs an open collaborative production company called
hitRECord. Anyone with an internet connection can join the online community of hundreds of
thousands of artists from all over the world. Over the last several years, hitRECord has screened its
short films at Sundance and other festivals, published books, put out records as well as toured its
live shows. For each production, the profits are split, half going back into the company, and half
going to the contributing artists. Currently, "RegularJOE" (as he's known on the site) is leading the
community in its biggest collaboration yet -- HITRECORD ON TV! Gordon-Levitt will host the
half hour variety show series, set to premiere on Participant Media's new cable network, Pivot, in
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