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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) /
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The 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies
The 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies: SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends “Snowden” panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) /

From his lesser-known voice-acting roles and childhood performances to box office hits like Lincoln and Inception, here are the 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been in the Hollywood acting industry since he was seven years old. Playing a young Norman in A River Runs Through It (1992) was likely the first time Gordon-Levitt appeared on our radars, though some of us were probably too young to remember, that is until a 13-year-old Gordon Levitt stole our hearts in his leading role in Angels in the Outfield (1994), a film that’s made our list of the 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies.

The name “Joseph Gordon-Levitt” might not have the same signature impact as Morgan Freeman, Ryan Gosling, or Matt Damon, but Gordon-Levitt has a notably calm charisma in any role he plays with both a rarely innocent demeanor and a boasting bad-boy side that makes him, arguably, one of the industry’s most underappreciated actors.

What also makes Gordon-Levitt such an enjoyable actor is that he seems to make an appearance in almost every genre of every decade. His versatility knows no bounds and he’s had stellar performances in romantic comedies, feel-good family movies, animated features, docudramas and action-packed thrillers. And even though that recognizable calm never seems to waiver, no matter the character, he seems to nail his roles every time.

Truthfully, it was a daunting task choosing the 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies because he really never does a bad job in a role. Even Snowden, which received massive amounts of audience criticism and lost a heft sum of money at the box office, was still a stellar performance by the starring actor.

So, we came up with a list of the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies that span box office hits, fan favorites, lesser-known voice roles and films that cut to our soft nostalgic centers.