The last few years, I have seen resurgence in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career. It is an exciting moment in his career and even more exciting to watch. His talent and skills as an actor cease to amaze me. As I was browsing through movie channels this weekend, I came across (500) Days of Summer. No matter when this movie is on, I will stop to watch it and I realized today that is because of Gordon-Levitt. His acting in this charming and beautifully told story is what makes this movie work.
After being wowed by him in (500) Days of Summer, I could not believe that I would have the pleasure of watching him in Christopher Nolan’s, Inception. Not only was the case amazing and being directed by the insanely talented, Christopher Nolan, Gordon-Levitt was going to play a role that challenged his talent and physical attributes in this movie. For me, Inception was, by far, my favorite movies of the 2010 summer. Gordon-Levitt fit right in to this cast blew me away as a serious, dramatic actor.
Now, I am hooked and looking for my next Gordon-Levitt fix. His next filmed is named, Live with It, which according to www.imdb.com is “A comedic account of a 25-years old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.” He will be joined by Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen and Bryce Dallas Howard, not to mention the wonderful Anjelica Huston and directed by Jonathan Levine.
He is currently filming the thriller Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp. The release date for this film is January 13, 2012 so do not look for this to enter theaters anytime soon. Jamie Chung and Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”) will be joining Gordon-Levitt in this film.
According to www.imdb.com, Looper is in pre-production and will star Gordon-Levitt alongside Bruce Willis in this Sci-Fi movie, directed by Rian Johnson. Johnson has previously directed Gordon-Levitt in Brick.
The most exciting blip I see on Gordon-Levitt’s upcoming schedule is one that is not even confirmed! It is rumored he may play opposite Christian Bale’s, Batman, as Edward Nygma, also known as, The Riddler. Christopher Nolan is directing the third installment of this franchise. One thing is for sure when it comes to Christopher Nolan – his movies usually hit all the right marks. Many questioned whether Heath Ledger was the right choice as The Joker in The Dark Knight and he went on to win an Oscar for his performance. If Gordon-Levitt really is slated to play The Riddler in the third Batman movie, there is no doubt in my mind it would open up even more doors for his acting career.
One thing is for sure – Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one to watch out for. He is making his mark in Hollywood and it is an absolute pleasure to watch.