Fast Facts

  • As a child actor, appeared in commercials for Pop Tarts and Cocoa Puffs cereal. 
  • Studied literature and French poetry while at Columbia University.
  • Launched HitRecord in 2005 with his brother Dan Gordon-Levitt; in 2010, the site opened for artists to collaborate with each other.
  • Directed his first short film, Sparks, in 2009; the film was selected for the short film program at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Was a producer of the 2009 show Slava's Snowshow, which had a run on Broadway.

Awards

  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2009, Tony — Best Special Theatrical Event: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jane Gordon — Mother
  • Dan Gordon-Levitt — Brother
  • Dennis Levitt — Father
  • Michael Gordon — Grandfather
  • Tasha McCauley — Wife

College

  • Attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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Details

  • Birth Name: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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