Born in LA, Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns 36 today! We wish the actor and filmmaker a very happy birthday. As a child actor, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He took a break from acting to study at Columbia University, but dropped out in 2004 to pursue acting again, appearing in some brilliant films since then.
He founded the online production company hitRECord in 2004 and has hosted his own TV series, HitRecord on TV, since January 2014. He has also directed and edited a couple of short films. Let's have a look at seven of his best films starring him.
The Walk (2015)
The Walk – Based on a true story, Joseph plays French performer Philippe Petit who attempts to walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on a tightrope. Sweaty palms guaranteed.
Starring opposite the enchanting Zooey Deschanel, Joseph plays Tom who revisits the time he shared with Summer, the girl he thought he could spend the rest of his life with.
One of the biggest thrillers of the century, Levitt plays an 'extractor' in a shared dream world, along with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Premium Rush (2012)
Levitt is Wilee, a bicycle messenger, who rides a single-gear bike with no brakes. His routine delivery turns into a dangerous chase when his last package of the day is pursued by corrupt police officers.
Don Jon (2013)
Apart from starring in this, Joseph also directed and wrote the screenplay for this romance drama, where he, despite having a good sex life, is addicted to pornography and finds it more satisfying.
Joseph plays Joseph in this thriller, which is set in a near future where mobsters send their victims back in time to get them executed by loopers.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The final installment in The Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan, Levitt indirectly plays Robin for the Batman.