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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Time Off From Hollywood

September 26, 2011

There are a few simple rules in Hollywood, and one of them is that if you’re a bright young teen with a hit show and a nice fan following, you stick with what you have and ride it through.

Someone forgot to tell Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Or, more likely, he chose not to listen.

Even before “3rd Rock from the Sun” was winding down in 2001, he was already stepping back. Eventually he left Hollywood entirely and enrolled at Columbia, spending the next three years studying literature. Read More