Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks 50/50, SNL, LOOPER, Steven Spielberg, and IMAX on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

     September 27, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt 5050 interview slice

The dramedy 50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), is one of my favorite films of 2011.  Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston, the film is based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s real-life battle with cancer and focuses on the twists, turns, shock, sadness, and comedic relief that he experienced along the way.  While all the performances are fantastic, Gordon-Levitt is operating on another level.  I really believe he’s one of the best actors working in Hollywood.

While at the Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Gordon-Levitt about how he got involved in 50/50, if he’ll ever host Saturday Night Live again and how he’ll top his amazing opening number, if he prefers doing a few takes like Clint Eastwood or tons like David Fincher, what it means to be working with Steven Spielberg on Lincoln, and if he’s seen a rough cut of Rian Johnson’s Looper.  In addition, while I knew he’d be guarded about The Dark Knight Rises, I was able to get a good answer on what it’s like work with the IMAX cameras.  Hit the jump to watch.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • When is he going to host SNL again and how will he top the opening from his last time on the show
  • What’s his karaoke song
  • What’s the last video game he’s played
  • How did he get involved in 50/50
  • Does he prefer doing 2 takes like Clint Eastwood or 50 takes like David Fincher
  • What does it mean to him to be working with Steven Spielberg on Lincoln
  • Has he seen a rough cut of Looper yet
  • What’s it like working with the IMAX cameras on The Dark Knight Rises


  • Strong Enough

    so frosty you think Drive is the best movie of the year? I think the only thing that can top it is Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.

    i dont see why Drive cant win Best picture at the oscars

    • billyjean

      STRONG ENOUGH – come on, be serious. there are too many shenanigans when it comes to Oscar campaign and DRIVE is not really pushing for it. it’s not a film that academy voters are accustomed in voting. NO DOUBT it’s one of the best films of year, it’s just Oscars is very unlikely to vote for it. movies like The Descendants or The Artist are the hottest films on the radar now.

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  • Dave91

    Haha, when discussing video games… he’s referring to this: … used to be addicted!

    • KitKat

      That Copter Game is hilarious. And I’m horrible at it!! The farthest I could get in my first attempt was something like 349 feet. …okay, back to work…

  • billyjean

    Frosty, i was about to complain that you’ve asked about Spielberg, but you didn’t ask about DDL. thank god he spoked about him. i mean really, as much as an honor working with Spielberg is, and to do a movie about Lincoln, if you’re an actor, working with DDL is like the holy grail. you pray you don’t just watch him when he’s in the zone

  • AlexHeyNa

    It’s a real shame, but he’s right. We’re living at the end of an era of filmmaking, where everything is now being shot digitally. And while the image might be sharper, it’s still not the same and not nearly as special as shooting on film.

    Who knows…maybe the Red EPIC has a lot to offer, as well. I guess we’ll have to wait and see when An Unexpected Journey comes out.

  • Phillip Gould

    Maybe it’s immature, but I’m hugely biased towards original movies these days. I still check reviews but, for instance, Thing prequel and an original thriller, Trespass both come out same weekend. Guess which I’ll be seeing…. The second one, Ill be seeing Trespass, thank you very much.

  • oMaR

    big fan of JGL….very humble dude too…glad hes getting all these roles..very deserving..definitely excited about that Looper movie…comes out 1 year from today 8)

  • Vchief

    Jgl is best actor but jgl is simple but hé Like look be patient for superstar Same Léonrado dip ,but i talk about akira for rôle of Testuo !! I waitttt !!! I Know jgl plays best rôle !!! B i hope hé Will best do !!!


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