In honor of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 32nd birthday, we're celebrating all the reasons we've fallen for him over the years. From his early stints on network television to his starring performances in top Hollywood blockbusters, Joseph managed to win our hearts no matter what role he plays. He's not just a charmer onscreen, either — thanks to a collaborative, creative company and costars who sing his praises, Joseph is known for being a good guy offscreen, too. Here are 13 reasons we can't get enough of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (or his dimples.)
Remember JGL in 3rd Rock From the Sun? Despite being under the pressure of fame since the eraly '90s, Joseph is known for his talent and his career, not who he's dating or where he goes out at night — a feat for any child star who's grown up in the spotlight.
We fell early, and we fell hard. Joseph's boyish good looks stole our hearts in 10 Things I Hate About You, so by the time he starred in 500 Days of Summer, it felt like we were rekindling an old flame.
From Zooey Deschanel to Anne Hathaway, Joseph makes headlines for befriending his costars — not breaking their hearts — and they always have great things to say about him. (We especially love Joseph and Zooey's fun "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" duet.)
Just because he can sing and dance doesn't mean Joseph can't wield a weapon, too. From charming indie flicks to Hollywood action blockbusters, he's proved he can master a role in any kind of movie.
Ever wondered what that red pin he wears represents? It's for his company, hitRECord.org. Between award-winning indie gems and top Hollywood films, Joseph has somehow found the time to actively develop and promote his creative work. Passion looks good on him.
The fact that he founded a company that's all about collaborative work speaks volumes about his character. He cares about art for the sake of art and celebrates any talented artist — not just those who share the red carpet.
We've known for years that Joseph could act, but his impressive musical number in 500 Days of Summer proved that he can sing and dance, too. Plus, there's just something about a guy who can play the guitar, right?
No matter how many times he's recognized with various awards or nominations, Joseph Gordon-Levitt still maintains his modesty. And not just that — he also likes to offer credit to just about anyone who's ever worked with him. (See: his acceptance speech at the Hollywood Film Awards.)
From long hair and t-shirts to five o'clock shadow and a buttoned-up bow tie, Joseph seems to wear it all — and pull it off. His wardrobe is as varied as his film roles, and we love a guy who isn't afraid to try fashion trends.
It seems like Joseph has a million projects going on at any given time, but you'd never know it thanks to his steady laid-back attitude. He consistently puts out the regular Joe vibe, and we dig his go-with-the-flow demeanor.
Joseph is known for having a face that can convey any emotion — those eyebrows! — and we love him for regularly making hilarious expressions on the red carpet. He may have some serious roles under his belt, but he definitely still knows how to have fun.
Not only does he charm the ladies with his supersweet sensitivity, but Joseph also lets loose as one of the guys. We love anyone who can be a fan of both the arts and the NBA.
It's tough to attract attention while standing alongside the likes of Leo, but Joseph shines even among the brightest stars — in fact, he's become one of them.