It’s taken a while for me to get used to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in serious movie roles, especially since one of his more famous roles was on TV, in a comedy role, in “3rd Rock from the Sun.” Not that he can’t be funny — I just enjoy seeing him as a sophisticated, intelligent character, too. If you’re still stuck on the “3rd Rock” thing, keep reading… here’s my list of the 7 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies, enough to make you realize he’s so much more than the quirky, weird Tommy Solomon.
In short, this movie is amazing. It’s brilliantly shot, the characters are interesting and realistic, and the acting is top-notch. That includes the role of Arthur, a sophisticated, smart dream weaver, played by a gorgeous, well-dressed and mature Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He’s perfect for the role, and he’ll make you forget all about Tommy Solomon from “3rd Rock.”
This movie is such a find for anyone who loves old film noir. The plot is the same, the dialogue is the same, but the setting is modern. It’s set in a high school, where a boy, Brendan, is investigating the murder of a friend. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fantastic in this genre, and is completely believable.
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
Role: Cameron James
Perhaps you were so busy ogling Heath Ledger you didn’t notice Joseph Gordon-Levitt… go back and watch it again, then! You’ll love the plot, lifted directly from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and you’ll love Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cameron James!