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Joseph Gordon-Levitt      

Founder of HitRecord & Actor Known for "Inception" & "The Dark Knight Rises"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, Holy Matrimony 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. He has since starred in (500) Days of Summer, Inception, Hesher, 50/50, Premium Rush, Miracle at St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, The Dark Knight Rises, Brick, Looper, The Lookout, Manic, Lincoln, Mysterious Skin, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He portrayed Philippe Petit in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film The Walk, and whistleblower Edward Snowden in the Oliver Stone film Snowden. For his leading performances in (500) Days of Summer and 50/50, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Gordon-Levitt also founded the online production company HitRecord in 2004 and has hosted his own TV series, HitRecord on TV, since January 2014, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience in the same year. In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Don Jon, in which he also stars. He previously directed and edited two short films, both of which were released in 2010: Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny and Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo.

Speech Topics


hitRECord

Based around his website hitrecord.org, this live variety show is a combination of discussing technology and the wonders of distributing and disseminating art to the public through the net. Showcasing video, music and writing created by the members of the site, Gordon- Levitt MCs the night and interacts with the audience in various fashions. Social media use is heavily promoted at the shows as well, and Gordon-Levitt encourages audience members to film events on their cameras and phones, which can then be available to a community of over 150,000 artists to edit and remix on hitRECord.

About a hitRECord event at Sundance, Rolling Stone reported: "Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the folks at hitRECord set the place on fire." And, after hitRECord's SXSW performance, the Austin Chronicle endearingly noted: "the hitRECord show felt like a group of old friends making new friends by letting them in on a supercool Frankensteinian experiment in artistic cross-pollination."

News


Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “I’d absolutely call myself a feminist”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Welcomes a Son – Moms & Babies ...

Get your fix of breaking news and cute photos of celebrity babies, kids, moms and more with the PEOPLE.com Celebrity Baby Blog.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on His Terrifying Tightrope Movie The Walk

"You can't let your mind go to the bad case scenarios," Joseph Gordon-Levitt tells PEOPLE.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Marries Tasha McCauley - Couples, Marriage ...

The actor and Tasha McCauley said "I do" during a ceremony at their home on Dec. 20.

[WATCH] Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Lip Sync Battle' to Janet Jackson ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt channeled his inner diva in a "Lip Sync Battle" to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRECord Releases Items Inspired By America's National Parks

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is excited to announce the first roll-out of creative projects from the partnership with hitRECord, a collaborative online production company founded by actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Drops Out of 'Sandman' | Variety

UPDATED: Joseph Gordon-Levitt has ditched his “Sandman” project at New Line due to disagreement with the studio. The announcement came a day after New ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: The Privacy Debate is On

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, set to star as Edward Snowden in a new biopic from director Oliver Stone, says it's a good time to talk about what it means to live in a ...

See Joseph Gordon-Levitt Freak Out in 'Snowden' Trailer - Rolling ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Edward Snowden) sacrifices love to expose government secrets in gripping 'Snowden' trailer.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Meeting Edward Snowden for Oliver ...

When it came to bringing the story of Edward Snowden to life on the big screen for Snowden, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and filmmaker Oliver Stone made sure  ...

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