Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who stars in the Summer blockbuster hit film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra as well as the indie Summer hit 500 Days of Summer, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Nylon Guys magazine. Here is JGL’s Nylon Guys cover along with some excerpts from his coverstory interview:
GI Joe and (500) Days of Summer might be total opposites, but in a cool twist of fate, they star the same guy: Joseph Gordon Levitt. The former child star plays a manic war hero and a manic monogamist, respectively, and that alone makes him interesting. Sift in his directorial debut, a short called Sparks, that debuted this year at Sundance, and the 28-year-old becomes positively fascinating. So Stephanie Trong followed him to Subway and interviewed him. Plus, she got free refills of Dr. Pepper. That’s a good day.
On The Internet
“I’m really excited about being alive right now. We have this new ability to communicate that could elevate us.”
On his teen years after 3rd Rock from the Sun
“Everyone gets fucked with in high school. I was fucked with because I was on TV. And I think when you’re not used to that, the world can be pretty harsh… I was probably a bit of a dick [back then]. I mean, not a dick but I had very simplistic and strong feelings about things, and right and wrong.”
Why he majored in French at Columbia
“To be honest, I totally have a fetish for girls who are speaking French – I spend the whole movie turned on… I’m really excited because Marion Cotillard is in [his next movie] Inception. I’m excited to meet her.”
Is Joseph hitting the gym?
“I remember realizing, when I played my part in Mysterious Skin, how much overlap there was between a prostitute and an actor. I was putting a lot of thought into what it would be like to have sex for money. It’s really similar in a lot of ways, because you kind of have to play a role and satisfy your audience. And absolutely have them be attracted to you.”
The entire Nylon Guys interview can be read in the mag but these snippets give us a pretty good idea of the tone of the piece, JGL is cool — we get it ;) After the jump, check out some of the photos from Joesph’s Nylon Guys photospread and see just how cool he really is …
JGL has always struck me as such an unassuming guy … I love that he is comfortable doing indie films as well as big budget blockbusters. His over-the-top performance as The Doctor/Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe is ridiculously fun … it shows a side of JGL that I never knew he had. The kid’s got the chops to have a long career in Hollywood. He’s like the US version of Daniel Radcliffe. I very much look forward to seeing the rest of his body of work in the coming years. Oh and he better reprise his role in the G.I. Joe sequel!