Brick was the first film to bring Joe and Looper director Rian Johnson together. A hard-boiled detective story set in a high school in Southern California, it’s probably one of the best movies you haven’t seen. No one does world-weary teen detective quite as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Maybe it’s the shaggy hair. That, or the specs. Or maybe both.
8. Cover Boy
Sorry—we just couldn’t resist including another three-piece suit. Joe starred in GQ’s fall fashion preview this year, in which the three-piece suit features prominently. Since he pulls them off so well, obviously he was the man for the job. Bonus: There’s a fantastic interview to go with it.
Up next: Make ‘em laugh, Joe!