Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Want to know some fun trivia about this guy?

His mom ran for congress in the 1970's.  His dad was once the producer of a Radio Station in LA.

His grandfather, Michael Gordon, was a director in the 1940's & '50s.  His most notable film is Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day & Rock Hudson?

Do you remember seeing him as this adorable kid?

Bonus Trivia:  Did you know Angels in the Outfield also starred Adrien Brody and Matthew McConaughey?  It's true!  Both were just starting out their careers.  Hopefully those connections will help your next game of 6-degrees-of-separation ;)

[A very young Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody]

[Matthew McConaughey's character was the first to get helped by an Angel.]

And you may have seen this before, but it's too funny!

[They went to high school together in Tacoma!]

Well, actually, on the set of 10 Things I Hate About You, which was filmed in a Tacoma high school as well as locations in and around Seattle (including Gasworks Park and the Fremont Troll). One last piece of bonus trivia:  The scene in which Kat reads the "10 Things" poem was the first and only take, according to the DVD extras. Kat's tears towards the end of the poem were not planned.  [Such a great scene!  And so cool she nailed it in only one take]

He's been published.  He curated & edited The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.

[Volumes 1 & 2 are out, with Volume 3 coming by the end of the year.]

[I agree whole-heartedly!]

He speaks French.

Oh, and he sings.  I'm sure you've seen his duet with Zooey Deschanel for "What are you doing New Year's Eve?"   He's covered quite a few songs, including this french one with Anne Hathaway.

And, taking after his grandfather, he's about to have his directorial debut. 

[Renaissance Man]
"The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Sources of Triva: IMDB, Wikipedia


  1. Oh yeah, and did we mention how freaking adorable he is!?!?!?!?!? Golly gee whiz.

    Thanks for sharing this trivia! So fun...and so much eye candy...*wipes away drool* ;)

  2. This changed my life. Thank you.

  3. I mean...no words. He's over the top amazing. AND he has his own TV show.
    Speechless. JGL <3.

  4. Hit Record is a major favorite of mine :) Not exactly sure what I think about his movie... but we shall see.