Joseph Gordon-Levitt Video Interview INCEPTION

     July 12, 2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt slice

One of my favorite actors is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  While some of you might only know his work from the hit NBC show 30 Rock From the Sun, over the past decade he’s delivered some great performances in such films as The Lookout, Brick, Mysterious Skin, Stop-Loss, and I even loved his work as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  So when I found out I’d be getting an exclusive interview with Gordon-Levitt for Inception, needless to say I was thrilled.  Thankfully, he could not have been nicer, and while my interview was set up for print (meaning just audio), he was totally on board with me using video.

During the spoiler free interview we discussed how he got involved in Inception, what he had to do to read the script, how he trained to do 99% of the stunts, his initial meeting with Christopher Nolan, what it was like to do wire work for 3 weeks, he explains how you can appreciate Inception on many levels, and he discussed future projects like Looper, Hesher, I’m With Cancer (Live With It), G.I. Joe 2, and a lot more.  It’s a great interview, so hit the jump to check it out:

Finally, if you’d like to watch some clips from Inception, click here.  Also, for those who would rather listen to the interview on the go (meaning iPod), you can click here to listen/download the audio.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • Hesher has not been renamed and he doesn’t know when it’s coming out
  • 1:00 – What was it like to spend 3 weeks in the wire harness and what was it like to make Inception.  Watch some of the behind the scenes footage here
  • 2:30 – Talks about the one shot he couldn’t do.  All the other stunts he did
  • 3:30 – Did he really want to do that one shot.  Talks about the strain it put on his private parts
  • 4:30 – How did he find out Christopher Nolan wanted him in the movie. Talks about his meeting with him
  • 6:30 – What was his reaction to reading the script for the first time.  Talks about how he had to read it in an office and he couldn’t take it home
  • 9:00 – We talk about how you can appreciate Inception on many levels
  • 9:50 – Is he looking forward to going back to G.I. Joe and the mask…
  • 10:15 – Looper talk
  • 11:05 – I’m With Cancer talk (The Untitled Cancer Comedy)


  • Yohofu

    3rd Rock From the Sun.

  • rathman53

    One of my favorite actors. Cant wait for Inception. Looks epic.

  • niggaz

    lol 30 rock from the sun

  • colin

    great interview. there were several great insights into the film making process

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  • MonsterKilledThePilot

    Great interview, Steve. JGL is supercool!

  • Nick

    What site is the video hosted on? It won't load for me, I was thinking it might have something to do with the filter on this network. I can get the owner to allow the site.

  • Jordan Mathews

    so glad i'm not the only one to accidentally ever type that show title mashup, Joseph is one of my favorite actors, he looked so natural on wires in this movie.. i secretly think Nolan flew the crew into space.

  • Jordan Mathews

    glad to see i'm not the only one to ever type “30 Rock From The Sun”.

    Great interview. Joseph is one of my favorite actors and he really nailed the wire scenes in Inception. I secretly think Nolan flew the crew to outer space.

  • caroline

    He’s an amazing actor. Plus he’s hot.

  • fanofJoe

    hey steve, why i can’t fully watch this interview?? It’s okay for the first minute but then suddenly the video end and shows other videos of JGL.. is it because I’m not the member of the metacafe? but i don’t think so,,so why is it end??