Joseph Gordon-Levitt was recognized by the National Association of Theatre Owners as the 2013 CinemaCon® Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year Award winner during their annual gathering in Las Vegas. Gordon-Levitt was chosen for the award in support of the release of his directorial debut, Don Jon [formerly Don Jon’s Addiction].
Announcing Gordon-Levitt as this year’s recepient of the honor, CinemaCon’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser said, “Having already been embraced by moviegoers and critics alike with his diverse list of acting credits, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is sure to establish himself as one of the most exciting new directors in movies today with the release of his directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction. Since screening at Sundance in January, the film and its writer, director and star have been earning incredible praise across the globe. CinemaCon is excited to honor Joseph Gordon-Levitt with its 2013 ‘Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year Award.’”
Before picking up his award, Gordon-Levitt talked to us about Don Jon, the story, and directing himself. He also shared some advice for up-and-coming filmmakers.
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