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‘Don Jon’: Actor-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt scores as a porn-loving meathead

On the heels of Mark Ruffalo playing a sex addict trying to have an actual, person-to-person romance with Gwyneth Paltrow in “Thanks for Sharing,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a porn fiend who prefers late-night sessions with his laptop to the real thing, Scarlett Johansson.

Talk about your Me-First World Problems.

Already established as one of Hollywood’s most appealing young leading men, Gordon-Levitt delivers as the writer, director and star of this offbeat, frank and often surprising gem.

Beefed up with 12 pounds of muscle he put on for the role, often shirtless or wearing the sleeveless T-shirts that used to be known as “wife beaters” in less enlightened times, Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, a Jersey bartender nicknamed “Don Jon” by his idiot buddies because he scores with a new conquest every week.



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