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Video: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hesher Interview

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Hesher, Myths About Child Actors, and His True Creative Passion

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title role in Hesher, though the foul-mouthed arsonist isn't the most conventional leading man. The actor nonetheless had no problem sympathizing with the character, who turns out to be more complicated than first meets the eye. We chatted with Joseph at the movie's recent press day in LA, though he kept mum when we asked for details about his upcoming work in the next Batman installment The Dark Knight Rises. Joseph had no problem opening up about his admiration for his Hesher costar Natalie Portman, especially since the mom-to-be makes her debut as a producer with this film. Joseph is busy pursuing a similar passion with his HitRECORD, a company that connects artists and encourages them to collaborate.

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