Treasure Planet and the 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies

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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9. Inception

Original Release Date: July 16, 2010

Box Office Earnings: Inception was filmed with an estimated budget of $160,000,000. On opening weekend, the film earned $62,785,337 and earned a gross of $292,576,195 in the USA. Inception‘s cumulative worldwide gross was $829,895,144.

Critical Acclaim: Inception won four Oscars in 2011 for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Visual Effects. The film was also nominated for four Golden Globes and was rated 87% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

About the Role: Arthur (Gordon-Levitt) is a friend and “business partner” of the skilled and scientific thief Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). While Arthur has always been a loyal and level-headed rock for his friend during their dream-infiltration operations, his patience is put to the test when Cobb takes on one last job, with the stakes higher than ever. While Cobb and Arthur have used their technology in the past to steal ideas by entering into other people’s dreams, this time, they have to implant an idea inside the mind of a powerful CEO.

Simply the Best: Gordon-Levitt is as sharp as they come in his portrayal of Arthur. While, throughout the film, Arthur seems like a calm and collected genius, even when dreams start turning sour and literally turning in on themselves, Gordon-Levitt does an amazing job showcasing Arthur’s slow-burning anger and frustration toward Cobb and his friend’s inability to keep his mind on his team and the prize. Amidst the slick and suave, Inception is a prime example of one of the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies that showcases the actor’s ability to act on many levels–pretending to be a character that’s pretending to not be scared for his and Cobb’s lives.