Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has taken his first steps into his future as a top director, with his directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction. Now, Joseph has opened up about becoming a director admitting that working with the likes of Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson and Steven Spielberg has had a huge influence on how he approached movie making for the first time.
During an interview with The Playlist, Gordon-Levitt explained, “Great question. Getting the chance to work with and watch Rian [Johnson] and Chris [Nolan] and Steven [Spielberg] all in one year was a big part of why I felt encouraged to go try.”
He added, “One thing I could say that I noticed that all three of those guys had in common, and they’re all three very different filmmakers, but they all have a great sense of balancing their vision, that they’ve done their homework for, and [being ready for] spontaneous things that arrive on the day.”
As well as starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon’s Addiction also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. Don Jon’s Addiction featured at the Sundance Film Festival and has since been picked up by Relativity Media for $4m.