Joseph Gordon-Levitt met with a small group of journalists to talk about the film he wrote, directed, and stars in, "Don Jon." Gordon-Levitt, who has appeared in edgy independent films ("Mysterious Skin," "Brick"), teen romances ("10 Things I Hate About You"), ambitious, big-budget special effects films ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises"), and prestige dramas ("Lincoln"), began acting as a child, first appearing in the popular sit-com "Third Rock From the Sun" when he was 13.
His grandfather was also an actor-turned-director whose films included the classics "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Pillow Talk." In "Don Jon" Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, a New Jersey guy who prefers pornography to real relationships, indeed to pretty much everything else.
He starts dating Barbara, played by Scarlett Johansson.
Dating joseph gordon Free xxx teen chat site no upgrade or register canadian casual sex
He has very rigid expectations of what a man is supposed to look like and the hair is certainly part of that. So he has got a pretty extreme version of it, and a lot of gel in his hair.
Both the Jon character and the Barbara character are people who are very intent on fitting into the conventional idea of what a masculine man is supposed to be and what a feminine woman is supposed to be.
They are both very concerned with their looks and they put a lot of effort into their looks.
They use their looks to get what they want, and are disappointed with life because if you are so busy trying to fit yourself into a mold, you're going to miss what's actually beautiful about life, which is what makes people unique, not what makes everybody the same." Jon, Barbara, and many of the other characters in the film struggle to find a way to connect. At the beginning of the movie, he is finding that dissatisfying because there's the sequence where he brings a young lady home from the bar and he is comparing her to this checklist that he has got of what he likes to see in a pornography video.
"Everything in Jon's life is sort of a one-way street. That goes for the women in his life, that goes for his family, his friends, his church, even his own body. Obviously, a real human being is not going to map onto that because there is a fundamental difference between a human being and an image on a screen.""So he looks for what can satisfy him.
The first thing he tries is the sort of conventional moral high ground: what your parents would want you to do, what his parents would want him to do—which is find the prettiest girl in the room and make her your girlfriend, your quasi-wife.
So he does that and he follows all the rules and does what he is supposed to do.
But he is still not satisfied because, again, if he is just doing what he is supposed to do, if you are just fitting into the mold, you're not connecting. They are not really paying attention to who each other is.
They are sort of projecting onto each other what they think the other is supposed to be.
And she is doing it to him just as bad as he is doing it to her.
I want to talk about how people treat each other more like things than like people sometimes and how media can play into that." "And I guess this comes from my own personal experience of growing up working as an actor.