Some actors feel as if they’re in a personal war with the paparazzi, and one of those is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who even made a documentary about the people who follow him around. Now he’s extending that war to publicly defining his sexuality, telling Out Magazine, “That would be really tacky — they would win if I had to clarify.”
There have been many rumours about him over the years, some due to his decision to appear in gay-themed movies such as Mysterious Skin and Latter Days, or blind items that supposedly say things such as that he was a relationship with Michael Pitt.
He’s far from the first actor who’s refused to define their sexuality for the masses, and with many of them it wasn’t because they were hiding the fact they were gay, so whether JGL has a preference for one gender or the other is still completely unknown.
The actor also talks about his feature-length directing debut, Don Jon, which is about a New Jersey porn addict who struggles to make his reality meet the self-imposed expectations of his porn obsession. He says, “I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fascinated, and a little horrified, by the way people relate to images they see on screen. Sometimes I feel I am seen as a thing more than a person, and I don’t think that’s unique to actors. I think everyone is subject to that kind of pigeonholing.”
We also have to say, he’s looking mighty fine on Out’s cover too. You can also see a few more pics of the actor from his Out shoot below.