Director and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and all of his sexiness covers the August 2012 issue of GQ Magazine, which is set to hit newsstands on July 24th.
Inside the issue, the Dark Knight Rises star speaks on his notion for being famous, not going to his high school prom, and much more. Read a few excerpts from the interview and check out photos from his Nathaniel Goldberg-directed shoot afterwards.
In most recent developments, today Joe called out the magazine for an “incorrect claim” about his brother dying of an overdose: “I’m writing this because I have a problem with what their article says about my brother,” he wrote. “I’ll be honest, it really made me feel terrible.”
The quote in question read: “…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. ‘It was an accident’ is all Joe will say about that.”
Gordon-Levitt countered that “using the word ‘alleged’ technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants. …They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department. I don’t like speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.”
On not going to his high school prom:
“I thought the girls my age were very frustrating. They were, like, looking in their compact mirrors and shit, and I thought that was evil.”
On the notion for being famous:
“I really don’t like this notion that some people are more important than other people. These stories about these elevated people called ‘celebrities’ teaches you”—and by “you” he meant regular, nonfamous folks—”that what you have to say doesn’t matter. It’s degrading.”
On how Hollywood middlemen are fading:
“The entertainment business as it has been is not going to be around that much longer. The way it’s going is, there’s going to be artists, and they’ll make their shit, and they’ll connect to their audience, and you don’t need any of the middlemen—the studios or the agents.”