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Batman and Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly set to play Edward Snowden in director Oliver Stone's latest film. Variety reported that Gordon-Levitt, 33 – who shot to fame as a kid in US sitcoms 3rd Rock from the Sun and Roseanne in the '90s – was asked by Stone to play the NSA master blabbermouth and the actor …

  1. chivo243 Silver badge

    Re-watching 3rd Rock

    Have been re-watching 3rd rock and have been wondering if J-G is still active(while busting a gut) in the industry. Glad to hear he hasn't followed some child stars into the gutter.

    1. beep54
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      Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock

      JG-L is not only extremely active in the industry, he has a wonderfully quirky sense of what roles to take and he definitely takes chances. Big ones. For instance as a Mormon Elder, then as a gay hustler, then in a high school teen in a film noir. From his IMDb page, he looks like a work-a-holic.

    2. 4d3fect

      Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock

      Very Busy. HitReCord.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock

      ".. have been wondering if J-G is still active.."

      Wait, what? Batman: Dark Knight Rises? Inception? <- highly recommended.

  2. NorthernCoder

    I'll wait for...

    ...the (NSA) director's cut!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I'll wait for...

      No need to wait, here it is.

      Joseph Gordon-Levitt in an Oliver Stone Film --- Redacted --- Role credits

      I think I'll watch that version, who'd want to watch a film about Snowden?

  3. Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face

    One to miss...

    I took a girl on a date to see JFK in 1991 and things never worked out. I blame Oliver Stone. Awful movie.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: One to miss...

      You should blame yourself for taking her to see that movie...

      1. chivo243 Silver badge

        Re: One to miss...

        Actually, things worked out fine, she agreed to see the film, and it didn't work out. Any good sensible woman would skipped the film

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: One to miss...

      You took her on a date to see a political conspiracy about an assassination?

      Smooth operator aren't you ?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: One to miss...

        I took my partner out to see Flatliners to cheer him up after his father had just died of a heart attack.

        Beat that for gross ignorance (as if the title wasn't a complete giveaway)... :(

        Anon for good reason.

  4. IsJustabloke


    he starred alongside Bruce Willis in the rather good Looper.

    However, I doubt he could rescue a movie on this subject , created by Oliver Stone, whose best work is definitely behind him.

    1. NP-Hardass

      Re: Looper

      Understatement. I think that was one of my favorite time travel movies.

  5. i like crisps

    Picking up on a theme here...

    "master blabbermouth" really hates this guy, don't you?

  6. Shady

    Fuck me, that's a yawn just waiting to happen. I'll be in the pub, ta

  7. J.G.Harston Silver badge

    Tommy was in Roseanne?!!????!

  8. 4d3fect

    Especially liked Brick,The Lookout, and Manic.

  9. Zog_but_not_the_first

    Thirty three?

    Thirty three!!??

    Where the hell did my life go?

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