Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of those rare child stars who successfully transitioned to adulthood without any major drama, breakdowns or trips to rehab. Following his role as alien Tommy Sullivan on the hit 90s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, JGL worked on several independent films, many of which did not gain a lot of media attention. While you are probably familiar with his blockbusters like Looper, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, here are 10 lesser known Joseph Gordon-Levitt films you may not have seen, but are definitely worth watching.
10. Don Jon (2013)
Originally entitled Don Jon’s Addiction, Don Jon premiered at Sundance in 2013 and marked Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut as well as his first foray into screenwriting. The film examines the sometimes unhealthy expectations of males and females with regards to love, sex and romance, fueled by unrealistic media messages, specifically those found both in romantic movies and in pornography. Gordon-Levitt plays the main character, unmarried ladies man Jon Martello, opposite love interests Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and Esther (Julianne Moore).
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