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Posted by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) 11 months, 8 days ago

Poll: Did you know this mind blowing fact about Joseph Gordon-Levitt? (455 votes)

Yes 86%
No 11%
Can dick get off the stick? 17%

For the past few years I had know Idea where Joseph Gordon-Levitt came from. I mean he just appeared on the scene as a celebrity A lister appearing in such films as Inception, 500 days of summer, Premium Rush, Looper, and The Dark Night Rises. Everyone seems to love this kid and I don't know why, but then I saw something on tv and I my mind was blown. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WAS THE KID FROM "3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN"!!! I can't fucking believe it. I really think John Lithgow should have let me know. Did you know about this fascinating factoid?

#1 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3974 posts) -

Is this something that's a secret to other people?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'm only just now finding out that his name isn't Joseph Lordon-Gevitt, and no, I'm not kidding.

#3 Posted by tsutohiro (364 posts) -

lmgtfy

Also. Yes. Everyone knew.

#4 Posted by wjb (1689 posts) -

I'm 31, so yes.

Also, I don't think he just "appeared." There were a few years in-between 3rd Rock and Brick, but he's been in movies regularly for 8-9 years now.

#5 Posted by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

Since when did Buzzfeed starting making threads on Giantbomb?

#6 Posted by Jay_Ray (1118 posts) -

I voted for all 3 just cause. And yes, I knew.

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#7 Posted by Sergio (2206 posts) -

Uh... I thought everyone knew that. Did you also not know that Leonardo Dicaprio was on the TV show Growing Pains? Or that George Clooney once played Roseanne's boss on her TV show? Or that Tom Hanks was on the TV show Bosom Buddies? Or that Billy Crystal played one of the first openly gay characters on the TV show Soap?

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#8 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

I didn't know, because I have no idea what the fuck third rock from the sun is.

#9 Edited by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

This is not news.

#10 Edited by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) -

HOLY SHIT!!! Listen to this major conspiracy theory I just hatched: If Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the kid from 3rd Rock and the kid from 3rd rock was the kid from "10 Things I Hate About You", then it stands to reason that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the kid from "10 Things I Hate About You"!!! Mind double blown!!!

#11 Posted by Nodima (1281 posts) -

10 Hot Excuses for Movie Watchers to Remain Surprised by JGL!

#12 Posted by tsutohiro (364 posts) -

Go home Batman. You are drunk.

#13 Edited by joshwent (2329 posts) -

@max_cherry How old are you? Not asking in a snarky way, but I'm 29 and I have to say my mind was less than blown. I can understand that this would be weird for a younger person though.

Sort of like for me finding out all of the 80s shows that I'd seen George Clooney in without realizing it.

maybe less weird than the thought that this dude was Batman...

(also... Off-Topic. PLEASE!)

#14 Posted by Quarters (1819 posts) -

FOLLOW THE MONEY

#15 Edited by LTSmash (650 posts) -

This is a waste of Internet.

#16 Edited by GunstarRed (5405 posts) -

I remember him more as the kid with the ice skate embedded in his face in Halloween H20.

#17 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1218 posts) -

@ltsmash said:

This is a waste of Internet.

I have to agree with Lieutenant Smash here.

#18 Edited by DizzyMedal (400 posts) -

Angels in the Outfield sends a hearty 'Fuck You'.

#19 Edited by Hunter5024 (5912 posts) -

Yeah I knew this. I recognized him right away, cause I loved 3rd Rock From The Sun when I was a kid. I would watch it every day after school.

#20 Posted by e30bmw (356 posts) -

Since when did Buzzfeed starting making threads on Giantbomb?

This was pretty much the perfect reply to this thread.

#21 Edited by Andorski (5355 posts) -

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

#22 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3712 posts) -
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

#23 Posted by Andorski (5355 posts) -

@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

And his son is this douchebag.

#24 Posted by Sergio (2206 posts) -

@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Ashley Johnson who played the little girl there would go on to be Ellie in The Last of Us.

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#25 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3712 posts) -

@andorski said:

@i_stay_puft said:
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

And his son is this douchebag.

Oh man, that image reminded me of this.

#26 Edited by Andorski (5355 posts) -

@sergio said:

@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Ashley Johnson who played the little girl there would go on to be Ellie in The Last of Us.

Okay, this I did not know. This post should be the original topic.

#27 Posted by Sergio (2206 posts) -

@andorski said:

@i_stay_puft said:
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

And his son is this douchebag.

Oh man, that image reminded me of this.

This movie was the beginning of my crush on Winona Ryder when I was a kid.

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#28 Edited by ShaggE (6637 posts) -

French Stewart isn't actually French! Or named Stewart!

And while we're talking "This guy used to be that guy" facts, Marilyn Manson was NEVER on The Wonder Years, goddammit!

#29 Posted by crithon (3441 posts) -

and Tony Danza is his new movie and they did the film Angels in the Outfield. A lot of child actors don't just fuck themselves over.

#30 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5903 posts) -
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also, the little girl is Ashley Johnson who voiced Elly in The Last of Us. I imagine most people here know that already given it's video game related, but I thought it was still worth mentioning.

#31 Edited by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) -

But the difference is everyone knows Leonardo DiCaprio was in the later seasons of Growing Pains.

#32 Edited by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

You know what he was in before Growing Pains?

Critters 3:

#33 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2200 posts) -

SHORYUKEN

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#34 Posted by Sergio (2206 posts) -

Before Die Hard, Bruce Willis was on one of my favorite shows when I was a kid, Moonlighting.

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#35 Posted by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Growing Pains predates Critter 3.

#36 Posted by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) -

I like Moonlighting too.

#37 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4297 posts) -

I already knew that.

#38 Edited by e30bmw (356 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Growing Pains predates Critter 3.

Had to go to IMDB and looks like you're right, but only by a few months. Most shocking is that apparently Leo only has 35 actor credits. That's way lower than I would have expected.

#39 Edited by crithon (3441 posts) -

@hailinel said:

You know what he was in before Growing Pains?

Critters 3:

I love that franchise

#40 Edited by DeadpanCakes (1042 posts) -

Nah I knew.

But my brother's super into pop culture and stuff, so I get a lot of weird pop culture fun facts.

#41 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1862 posts) -

@wjb said:

I'm 31, so yes.

Also, I don't think he just "appeared." There were a few years in-between 3rd Rock and Brick, but he's been in movies regularly for 8-9 years now.

This, on all accounts, including the age.

Eerie.

#42 Edited by GalacticPunt (1092 posts) -

I'm not 12, so yes, I was very aware that Jiggle was on Third Rock From the Sun.

Thanks for making me feel old.

#43 Edited by Reisz (1522 posts) -

Meh, I always thought he was one of the brothers in Tool Time too. Turns out that was Johnathan Taylor Thomas, another child actor three name Seventeen magazine heart throb. However did I confuse them?

#44 Posted by BisonHero (6836 posts) -

@sergio said:

@i_stay_puft said:

@andorski said:

@i_stay_puft said:
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

And his son is this douchebag.

Oh man, that image reminded me of this.

This movie was the beginning of my crush on Winona Ryder when I was a kid.

I don't think it is possible to watch that movie and not develop a crush on Winona Ryder.

#45 Posted by DarthOrange (3878 posts) -

But the difference is everyone knows Leonardo DiCaprio was in the later seasons of Growing Pains.

I learned something new today.

#46 Posted by Korwin (2985 posts) -

He was also the dude trying to bang Alex Mack while Heath Ledger was trying to pick up Julia Styles in 10 Things I Hate About You, just in case you needed more Nolan Batman connections.

#47 Posted by Sergio (2206 posts) -

@korwin said:

He was also the dude trying to bang Alex Mack while Heath Ledger was trying to pick up Julia Styles in 10 Things I Hate About You, just in case you needed more Nolan Batman connections.

And she was also on 3rd Rock.

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#48 Edited by Korwin (2985 posts) -

@sergio said:

@korwin said:

He was also the dude trying to bang Alex Mack while Heath Ledger was trying to pick up Julia Styles in 10 Things I Hate About You, just in case you needed more Nolan Batman connections.

And she was also on 3rd Rock.

That she was.

#49 Posted by Danteveli (1210 posts) -

mind not blown

#50 Edited by TruthTellah (9429 posts) -

@andorski said:

@i_stay_puft said:
@andorski said:

OMG... Leo was in Growing Pains!

Also Robin Thicke's dad is Canadian superstar Alan Thicke. Mind blown again!

And his son is this douchebag.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/audio/video/2013/8/26/1377511886917/Robin-Thicke-Miley-Cyrus-002.jpg

Okay, now that is an actual surprise. I am well-versed in Alan Thicke, but I did not make the connection to this Robin Thicke monstrosity.

How could that come from Jason Seaver. I just don't get it...