Fangirl Challenge + [4/5] Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
"The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative."
guys i saw don jon yesterday and i thought it was really good! it was really funny and original, and i thought it was pretty radical that a movie with such a positive, feminist message got a wide release. what did you guys think?
"You know, I gotta say when I first started working on Inception, some of the drawings they showed me of their ideas for that character was, uh, sort of schlubby, sort of like, well, he’s the tech guy, he runs the machines, you know, so maybe he should be wearing some sneakers and a plaid shirt et cetera and I was like ‘No, no, no.’
This guy is in charge of making sure everything goes right. The Cobb character that Leonardo DiCaprio played, he’s like the artist and this guy’s like the producer. So, uh, I thought of my friend Jared, who is a theatre producer by day and he’s a very spiffy dresser.
And I was like, ‘No, I want tailored suits and I want to slick back my hair, I want this guy to seem like he’s meticulous, like he pays very close attention to detail.’”
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)
There aren’t really any “deleted scenes” in Don Jon, because we used pretty much everything we shot. But this take is part of a larger montage, and we only used a second of it. So here’s the whole thing.