1 Joseph Gordon-Levitt was born on this day in Los Angeles, California. Gordon-Levitt began acting on stage at age four when he was discovered by a commercial agent. He soon moved to TV and film, getting his big break on the hit TV show "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996-2001). He has starred in such notable films as "Inception" (2010) and "(500) Days of Summer" (2009). The year 2012 should be even more notable, as Gordon-Levitt is slated to appear in "The Dark Night Rises", Quentin Tarantino’s latest, "DJango Unchained," and three other films.