Most people will probably recognize Joseph Gordon-Levitt from his role as Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun or his role as Cameron in 10 Things I Hate About You. Since then, he’s appeared in films both relatively big (Miracle at St. Anna and Stop-Loss) and small (Brick and Mysterious Skin).
Why He’s More Than Just Eye Candy: He’s got some good indie cred. His performances in many a film have been praised. There’s nothing, really, that he’s afraid to star in (this summer will see the release of two of his films, G.I. Joe and 500 days of Summer, which are radically different). Although he started as a child star, he’s been able to avoid going down in flames like other kid actors.