You’re picturing it, aren’t you? (It’s the eyes, right?)
Even though we’ve accepted him as a grown-up man (Inception) and he’s downright macho as the writer, director and star of Don Jon, which will be out in theaters this week, we still like to imagine him doing cute things. Like crying during a Disney movie.
He confessed to Oprah’s O Magazine that Dumbo gets him every time.
“It’s one of the first movies I remember seeing, with my mother. That scene where Dumbo’s mom reaches through the cage bars and cradles him with her trunk? So classic. I still put it on now and then, and always have a good cry.”
That scene is pretty sad. Poor Mrs. Jumbo. It’s kind of a hard-knock life for her.
Even though Joseph Gordon-Levitt started acting as a kid, he seems to have escaped the child-actor troubles that go along with earning fame and money too soon. How did he avoid becoming a cliche?
“I started acting when I was a kid, but I quit for a few years and went to college to figure out if a film career was what I really wanted. For my 21st birthday, I bought video-editing software, and as I stayed up all night playing around with it, I realized there’s nothing I enjoy more than making movies. Every second isn’t a blast—there are plenty of long days—but I love it.”
The adorable Gordon-Levitt has a pretty good head on his shoulders! He seems to have figured out the elusive secret to transforming from “child actor” into adult actor/producer/writer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is legit. And he’s still learning from the process.
“One of the most important things I’ve learned from directing is how to manage when things don’t go according to plan. No matter how much I prepare, I try to remain open to the unexpected instead of panicking.”
Wise words from a wise man. But look at that face! Wise though he may be, I still just want to cradle him in my trunk.