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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Biography

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

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

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2014Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated
  • 2014Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

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