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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: An origin story (courtesy of his mom)

28 September 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Before he was the writer-director-star of Don Jon, or the do-it-yourself impresario behind, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a kid actor. For the current Entertainment Weekly cover story, we talked with the one person who vividly remembers those early jobs — his mom.

The kid’s first job was so miserable his mother doubted there would be many more. After enduring months of auditions in 1987, 6-and-a-half-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt had finally landed a TV commercial for Sunny Jim peanut butter. “It was a cute Little Rascals kind of set,” Jane Gordon recalls. “The children were dressed in 1920s clothes, sitting on this log under a big tree, »

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