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Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Watch the first episode of "HitRecord on TV" below.
Kate Stanton
Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine announced its "Best Dressed Man of 2013" and the winner was -- drum roll, please -- Pope Francis!
JC Finley
'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," which was taped in Los Angeles, is to air Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, ABC announced Thursday.
Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Marvel is considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd to play the titular superhero in British filmmaker Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man," Variety reported.
Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Theron, Radcliffe, Levitt and Tatum set for Oscar telecast

Theron, Radcliffe, Levitt and Tatum set for Oscar telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe are to make special appearances at this month's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Bruce Willis-Joseph Gordon-Levitt sci-fi adventure "Looper" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States, Rentrak said Monday.
Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Denzel Washington has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company's 81st annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway admits she underwent a "complete transformation" to play the villainous vixen Selina Kyle in the big-screen blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were nominated for the Favorite Movie People's Choice Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- America's VH1 cable network says it plans to air a four-night countdown special called "100 Greatest Kid Stars," with Catherine Reitman serving as host.
Theron, Berry bound for 'Sesame Street'

Theron, Berry bound for 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the guest stars to appear on the U.S. children's television program "Sesame Street."
'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood.
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Cast member Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the premiere of the film "Inception" in Los Angeles on July 13, 2010. UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten
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Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor whose career as both a child and adult has included television series and theatrical films. He is known for his roles in the 2009 indie (500) Days of Summer and Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Inception. The former earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Beginning in commercials as a young child he made his film debut in 1992's Beethoven. Gordon-Levitt subsequently co-starred in the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001) as the young Tommy Solomon. After a hiatus during which he attended Columbia University, Gordon-Levitt left television for film acting, appearing in various independent films, beginning with the 2001 film Manic, followed by critically acclaimed performances in 2004's Mysterious Skin, 2005's Brick, and 2007's The Lookout. He runs an online collaborative production company titled HitRECord.

Gordon-Levitt was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Sherman Oaks. His family is Jewish. His father, Dennis Levitt, was once the news director for the Pacifica Radio station, KPFK-FM. His mother, Jane Gordon, ran for the United States Congress in California during the 1970s for the Peace and Freedom Party; she met Dennis Levitt while she was working as the program guide editor for KPFK-FM. Gordon-Levitt's maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, was a Hollywood film director between the 1940s and 1970s, known for helming the 1959 Doris Day/Rock Hudson film Pillow Talk. Gordon-Levitt had an older brother, Dan, who was a photographer and fire spinner; he was born in 1974 and died in October 2010.

Gordon-Levitt joined a musical theater group at the age of four and played the Scarecrow in a production of The Wizard of Oz. Subsequently, he was approached by an agent and began appearing on television and in commercials for Sunny Jim peanut butter, Cocoa Puffs, Pop-Tarts, and Kinney Shoes.

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