There wasn’t a gal in school in the late ‘90s who didn’t have a major crush on Cameron. Playing the sweet-natured, totally geeky but cute antidote to obnoxious Joey, Gordon-Levitt won our teenage hearts—no small feat when you’re acting opposite Heath Ledger at his broodiest best.
There’s a long list of the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies and shows, but the actor first captured our attention in the ‘90s as a teenaged alien on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Now, he’s graduated to Hollywood star, writer, director and all-around creative cool guy. JGL is stealing scenes whether he’s turning a cancer patient into a leading man, performing a balancing act in a recent New York movie or waiting in the wings in the best superhero movies. His impressive credits list didn’t make it easy to narrow them down, but these titles are where he really shines.