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NYC film shoot fracas injures crewman

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A member of a film crew was recovering Sunday after what witnesses said was a bruising head-butt from an irate pedestrian at a Manhattan movie location.
Gordon-Levitt gets 31 stitches

Gordon-Levitt gets 31 stitches

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt said via Twitter he needed 31 stitches in his arm after crashing his bike into a New York taxi while shooting a movie.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.
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Eccleston signs on for 'G.I. Joe' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Chris Eccleston has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming big-screen action flick "G.I. Joe."

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2006 with 317 to follow.
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Daniels signs on to 'Lookout'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Actors Jeff Daniels and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have signed on to star in Spyglass Entertainment Group's dramatic thriller, "The Lookout."

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2005 with 317 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2004 with 318 to follow.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

New motel thriller "Identity" scared the blockbuster comedy "Anger Management" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2003 with 317 to follow.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Best-selling mystery writer Patricia Cornwell says she thinks she knows the identity of Jack the Ripper, the Victorian-era serial killer who terrorized London and maimed and killed at least seven prostitutes.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2002 with 317 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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News from the entertainment capital

WRITERS GUILD HONORS KNOPF The Writers Guild of America, west, announced Friday that it will present the rarely given Edmund H. North Award to TV writer Christopher Knopf at the upcoming 54th annual WGA awards program on March 2.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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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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