Joseph Gordon-Levitt on feeding the soul & the poison of fame

A Salon.com interviewer once asked the actor: Did you consider other careers?

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt: I went to college. I wanted to have a wide-open future with endless possibilities. [Laughs]

“It wasn’t so much that there were other careers in particular that I was considering so much as I just wanted to stop acting. I really wanted to move away from home and go to college, and I think it’s the smartest thing I ever did.

Moving to a new place and seeing how you fit in without any of the crutches that hold you up in the old place is so good for the soul, I think, and it was good for mine.

“Ultimately it brought me back to acting, but I had to find that for myself.”

[From “Life’s not simple” By Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com – about Gordon-Levitt’s film “The Lookout.”]

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[About videotaping some paparazzi photographers who were “neither nice nor polite.”]

“I do believe that the myth of ‘Celebrity’ is not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a powerful and fundamental part of a larger movement revolving around greed, apathy and hierarchy that is currently dragging us down, down, down, lower and scarier, and perhaps weaker than we’ve ever, ever been. Smile!”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – from his site http://hitrecord.org/

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Article publié pour la première fois le 23/05/2015