Don Jon

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Don Jon Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts

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Grab your mom, pop up some popcorn, and get ready to enjoy a flick that’s all about porn. On the surface, Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s full-length directorial debut, is about a Jersey boy who views women as objects whose sole purpose is to get him off. But underneath all that almost-nudity is a smart comedy that examines how media shapes our expectations and provides an escape from our everyday lives. With porn.

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20 Years Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: See How The Don Jon Star Has Transformed Before Our Eyes

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Believe it or not, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been a part of our lives for over 20 years. Now known for his acting and directorial work in films like Don Jon (out Friday, September 27) and with his production company, hitRECord, the 32-year-old got his big break in Disney’s Angels in the Outfield playing a diehard California baseball fan who was lucky enough to have Christopher Lloyd looking out for him. Next came NBC’s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun , and from there, JGL simply grew up before our eyes.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson Reveal The Films That Make Them Swoon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut with Don Jon, a festival darling that takes a humorous look at love and the way media shapes our expectations. In the film, Levitt’s Jon is a New Jersey gym rat who enjoys random hookups every weekend, but enjoys watching porn a lot more. (Like a lot more.)

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That Time When Julianne Moore Met Her Favorite Basketball Player

Stars from television, screen, and stage came out for the New York premiere of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut about a New Jersey ladies’ man who loves pornography more than the real thing. While the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored event was intended to toast the hardworking team that’s carried the film from Park City to Toronto, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for fan-girling–even if it was coming from an Oscar nominee.

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