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Inception's Joseph Gordon-Levitt Walks on Ceilings

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 6, 2010 at 10:15AM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt graces the August cover of Details magazine. He talks about the intense training required to play his character (The Point Man) in Inception; his abiding love for smoking weed; his creative collaboration website hitRECord; and the "most valiant" thing one can do as an artist: "inspire someone else to be creative."
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt graces the August cover of Details magazine. He talks about the intense training required to play his character (The Point Man) in Inception; his abiding love for smoking weed; his creative collaboration website hitRECord; and the "most valiant" thing one can do as an artist: "inspire someone else to be creative."

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Check out Gordon-Levitt's breathless SNL rendition of "Make 'Em Laugh," It's hard not to think this audition helped him land , which he filmed soon after his athletically-demanding acrobatic role in Inception, which required him to nimbly balance on moving walls and ceilings. And here's TOH's flip-cam interview with him at Sundance.

Here's Saturday Night Live:

This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Headliners, Summer Movies, TV, Media, Chris Nolan, Inception


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.