From “500 Days of Summer” and “10 Things I Hate About You” to “Brick,” here are Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s top five memorable roles

Joseph Gordon-Levitt celebrates his 43rd birthday today. With over two decades in the industry, he has delivered remarkable and impactful performances. Whether in a supporting role or as the lead, Gordon-Levitt consistently captivates audiences with his talent. Here are the top five roles of his career:

1. (500) Days of Summer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines in this romantic comedy directed by Marc Webb. Portraying the character of Tom Hansen, Gordon-Levitt delivers an intense and memorable performance. Alongside Zooey Deschanel, his chemistry is electric, making the film utterly charming and relatable as we follow Tom through heartbreak and honesty.

2. 10 Things I Hate About You
In this timeless 90s romcom, Gordon-Levitt portrays Cameron James, a new student at Padua High School. Injecting innocence and charm into his role, he adds depth to the chaos of teenage love, leaving a lasting impact on audiences.

3. Brick
Gordon-Levitt delivers an extraordinary performance in the underappreciated film “Brick.” As Brendan Frye, a high school student investigating his ex-girlfriend’s death, he showcases a masterful transition from his previous bubbly roles to a darker, more intense portrayal, leaving a lingering impression.

4. Don Jon
Taking a risk as actor, writer, and director, Gordon-Levitt stars in “Don Jon,” a film exploring addiction and relationships. His portrayal of Jon Martello Jr. is both suave and introspective, demonstrating his versatility and confident directorial debut.

5. 50/50
In this comedy-drama directed by Jonathan Levine, Gordon-Levitt delivers a poignant performance as a radio journalist facing cancer diagnosis. Balancing comedy with heartfelt emotion, he portrays the journey of acceptance with spontaneity and authenticity.

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