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Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt studied Bruce Willis for ‘Looper’ who is an ‘understated guy’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt detailed how he watched back-to-back Bruce Willis movies to play the actor’s younger self in sci-fi film “Looper.”

The “Dark Knight Rises” star portrays a younger version of Willis’ character in the time-travel story and Gordon-Levitt was determined to match the “Die Hard” star’s voice and mannerisms.

 “The time travel story poses a unique challenge. Not only am I basing my character off someone else. I had to sit across the table and try to match Bruce…I watched his movies. I ripped the audio off his movies and put them on my iPod. Bruce also recorded himself doing my lines,” the “50/50” star told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Gordon-Levitt reveals he watched Willis’ movies and transferred the audio to his iPod, while the Hollywood veteran also recorded his co-star’s Looper lines to give him a helping hand.

“Just spending time with him was one of the most productive things. We’d hang out. Have a meal. He’s such an icon. But once I met him, it didn’t feel like that anymore.”

To ShowBiz Spy, JGL offers even more praise for the “Fifth Element” star.

“He’s a very understated guy, which I admire. It means you know he’s being honest,” he said.

“But we were doing a scene where we were yelling at each other and between takes he said, in his off-the-cuff manner, ‘Ah, you sound like me.’

“That was a moment of glorious victory for me. I kept it cool, I didn’t want to embarrass myself, but I was grinning ear to ear on the inside.”

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