With his new movie "The Dark Knight Rises" set to hit theaters on July 20th, Joseph Gordon-Levitt upped his exposure by taking over the cover of the August 2012 issue of GQ magazine.
The 31-year-old actor looked handsome in a snazzy three-piece suit for the Nathaniel Goldberg shot front page while talking about topics including skipping his high school prom and his distaste for those who fawn over celebrities.
Highlights from Joseph's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to GQ!
On not going to his high school prom:
"I thought the girls my age were very frustrating. They were, like, looking in their compact mirrors and shit, and I thought that was evil."
On how Hollywood is crumbling:
"The entertainment business as it has been is not going to be around that much longer. The way it's going is, there's going to be artists, and they'll make their shit, and they'll connect to their audience, and you don't need any of the middlemen—the studios or the agents."
On how he hates Americans' fawning over celebrity:
"I really don't like this notion that some people are more important than other people. These stories about these elevated people called 'celebrities' teaches you"—and by "you" he meant regular, nonfamous folks—"that what you have to say doesn't matter. It's degrading."
"The Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan on Gordon-Levitt:
"He has a tremendous charisma and that incredible kind of positivity that can't be faked." Which makes him perfect, of course, for Commissioner Gordon's protégé. "We really needed somebody with a sense of idealism to contrast with Gordon's weariness. I thought of Joe first and foremost."