Updated: 09/19/2012 13:06 | By pa.press.net

Gordon-Levitt: I'm not leading man

Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't see himself as a 'leading man'


Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't see himself as a 'leading man'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't see himself as a 'leading man'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has confessed he struggles to think of himself as "a leading man".

The Dark Knight Rises actor - whose movie credits include (500) Days Of Summer, Inception and Miracle At St Anna - said that although Hollywood likes to categorise actors he wouldn't apply that label to himself, according to Just Jared.

The 31-year-old told Flaunt magazine: "Leading man is not a term I would use to describe myself. I'm lucky enough to play parts I enjoy.

"Here in LA, they like to distinguish a 'leading man' from a 'character actor,' and I don't like that. I think a leading man is someone who simply plays themselves and who also happens to be handsome. Someone like Cary Grant. And I love Cary Grant. But I'm not him."

Joseph's latest movie is sci-fi thriller Looper, which sees him star alongside Bruce Willis. The pair play two versions of the same character in director Rian Johnson's movie about a hitman hired to kill targets and sent back in time in order to erase their future.

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