Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Name: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Also Known As: Joe, JGL, RegularJoe, HitRECordJoe
Occupation: actor
Medium: film
Works: 3rd Rock from the Sun, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mysterious Skin, Brick, The Lookout, (500) Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, etc
Official Website(s): Twitter, Tumblr,
Fan Website(s): see this article
On Fanlore: Related pages

An actor from childhood, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) has been (aptly) described as "the Internet's new boyfriend" in 2010.[1] After having primarily acted in independent films[2], his role as Arthur in Inception introduced him to a wider audience. A combination of factors took countless fangirl and -boy hearts by storm[3], most often quoted are:

  • his undeniable talent as an actor
  • being generally gorgeous combined with the ability to look snazzy in suits[4]
  • having a genuinely lovely public persona, e.g. giving intelligent and charming interviews[5]
  • being outspoken about the creative potential of the internet[6] and running, an online collaborative platform (later production company)
  • singing and dancing![7]

Fan Activity

The internet's crush on JGL has produced countless picspams, icons, and appreciation manifestos.

Communities & Tumblrs




As of yet, there seems to be little JGL RPF. In an echo of the dominant Inception pairing of Arthur/Eames, he is most commonly paired with co-star Tom Hardy (Eames).


  1. ^ August 8 2010, Popeater Reasons Why Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the Web's Favorite Star of the Moment. Accessed 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ Wikipedia entry: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Accessed 3 November 2010.
  3. ^ cf., for example:
  4. ^ cf. the 19 May 2009 Esquire photo shoot. Accessed 3 November 2010.
  5. ^ for example: 16 July 2010. Off the Cuff with Peter Travers. Accessed 3 November 2010.
  6. ^ e.g. in this 2009 Interview with The Wrap. Accessed 3 November 2010.
  7. ^ for example: