You’ve never seen a love story quite like Don Jon, opening nationwide today. The film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza, is a classic romance with an XXX-rated twist. The lead character, Jon (Gordon-Levitt), falls in love with a girl (Johansson) and all is well… until his porn addiction gets in the way. (We saw it—it’s not as dirty as it sounds, but it’s definitely dirty and full of chuckle-worthy moments.) The story itself was born out of JGL’s mind—he not only starred in the film, he wrote and directed it, as well. We caught up with the 32-year-old earlier this year when he first premiered the movie at the Sundance Film Festival, and he told us it’s an indescribable feeling to see his vision come to life. His advice? You can do it, too. ”A lot of people have it in them [to do something like this] and are discouraged and it really is a lot about perseverance,” he said. “I had the first seeds of this idea probably four years ago, now it’s here.” Scroll down to listen in on more of our conversation with JGL about his new flick, Don Jon, and catch it in theaters starting today, Friday, September 27.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt never ceases to amaze us! The Don Jon actor recently took on Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Merchant to a lip sync-off battle during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and his lip-syncing skills are kind of mesmerizing. Jimmy Fallon’s lip-syncing battles first started with John Krasinski back in May and now it has become a favored segment (we wish it was its own show), where two, or in this case three, guests each lip-sync two songs of their choosing in an epic battle that often ends with a dropped-mic. If you don’t have a full ten minutes to spare, start at the 3:14 and 8:04 minute marks to watch Gordon-Levitt lip-sync and see who was named the champion! Plus, catch his new movie, Don Jon in theaters on September 27th.
Plus, see the cast of Don Jon celebrate the New York City premiere!
Tony Danza, Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Luke Celebrate the Don Jon Premiere in New YorkSep 13, 2013 @ 5:09 pm
Last night, the stars of the upcoming film Don Jon came out to celebrate its New York City premiere sponsored by Entertainment Weekly at the SVA Theater. The women of the film–including newly engaged Scarlett Johansson, in a mint Roland Mouret silk frock, and Julianne Moore, dressed in a sheer embroidered black Jason Wu gown–stole the show from the guys as they shined on the red carpet. But the night truly belonged to Joseph Gordon-Levitt who not only stars in the new comedy, but was the writer and director of a film, which follows womanizer Jon Martello, or Don Jon, who has unrealistic relationship expectations from watching pornography. Enter Barbara Sugarman (Johansson), a hopeless romantic who completely changes Martello’s game and the two soon find themselves comically trying to make their relationship work. The film also stars Tony Danza and Jeremy Luke, and as Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, we have a feeling it’s going to be a good one! Don Jon opens in theaters everywhere on September 27th.
Plus, see more stars from this week’s hottest parties!
From the beginning of the night to the end, the stars who attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards (or just watched from afar) took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Hollywood’s biggest night! Relive some of the best moments you may have missed on your feed by checking out our list of the ten most memorable Tweets from the Oscars. Click through the gallery to see our favorite updates, including Ben Affleck‘s heartfelt thank you, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s adorable photos of his date (Lincoln co-star Sally Field) helping him tie his bow tie on the way to the ceremony, Quvenzhané Wallis and Samuel L. Jackson’s photo op, and surprise Best Picture presenter Michelle Obama‘s congratulatory message to Argo.
What a day at the InStyle pop-up portrait studio at the Sundance Film Festival! Over 30 stars came through from nine different casts to take their photos (see them in April’s InStyle issue!) and we caught up with the actors and actresses as they relaxed on our comfy couches in between takes. “It’s my sixth time to the Sundance Film Festival and to me, it’s just a momentous occasion for me in my life,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt told InStyle.com of premiering Don Jon’s Addiction at the festival, a film he wrote, directed, and starred in. “I’ve had the luck to have a bunch of movies that I’ve been in play here, so there’s really no where else in the world that I’d rather premiere my movie.” Click through the gallery to see Matthew McConaughey, Octavia Spencer, Tony Danza, Naomi Watts, and more star behind the scenes at Sundance!
After a few pre-festival parties that got underway in Los Angeles earlier this week, the Sundance Film Festival has officially begun! Powerhouse singers Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys united in Park City, Utah at Hennessy VS’s presentation of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a festival film starring Hudson as a struggling addict and co-executive produced by Keys. Meanwhile, the festival’s founder, Robert Redford, posed with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt at “An Artist At The Table,” a roundtable discussion amongst independent filmmakers benefiting the Sundance Institute. Actor Phillip Friedman and The East star Brit Marling were also on-hand for the event. Click through the gallery to see all the stars at Sundance 2013!
It feels like just yesterday that we made a trip (or two) to the theater to marvel at Anne Hathaway dominating as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s summer smash hit The Dark Knight Rises. And now we can watch her action sequences over, and over, and over again, as the last installment in the Batman trilogy is now on DVD! The movie broke the $1 billion ticket sales mark by Labor Day Weekend, a record only 10 other films (including Titanic, The Avengers, and the last Harry Potter film) can boast. Click here to get one for yourself—or the special Bruce Wayne in your life!
Plus, see all our Dark Knight Rises coverage!
The 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards last night gave insiders a glimpse into the upcoming award season! Among the many honors handed out at the ceremony, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, John Magaro, Bella Heathcote (in Gucci), and Tom Holland (center) took home three of this year’s six Hollywood Spotlight honors, Amy Adams earned the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award, Joseph Gordon-Levitt presented Marion Cotillard (in Christian Dior) with the Hollywood Actress Award, and Bradley Cooper (in Tom Ford) picked up the Hollywood Actor Award. “I’m just happy that the movie is being recognized,” Cooper told InStyle.com of receiving the award for his work on Silver Linings Playbook, which co-stars Jennifer Lawrence. “To be recognized alongside these other projects is awesome!” Amanda Seyfried, Tom Ford, and Kerry Washington also made surprise appearances to present this year’s honorees. Click through the gallery to see more photos from this week’s hottest parties.