There are plenty of exciting movies still on the way as 2019 comes to a close, but if you’re looking for the most star power for your moviegoing dollar, look no further than Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The director of not-at-all controversialStar Wars: The Last Jedi has assembled an all-star cast of actors for his whodunit and now you can add one more name to the list. In an exclusive interview with CinemaBlend, Rian Johnson revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a hidden cameo in Knives Out. Take a look:
There you have it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name may not show up on the poster, but the actor is technically in Knives Out. The actor has a cameo in Rian Johnson’s film. Interestingly though, as the director told our own Jeff McCobb, you won’t actually see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Knives Out, but if you’re listening closely, you will hear him. The actor’s cameo is aural, not visual.
The disappearance of Brendan’s (Gordon-Levitt) ex-girlfriend kicks off the contemporary-set take on the hard-boiled stories of the past. Knives Out is an effective story because it sticks to. Knives Out HD 7.90 130 min Nothing could blemish the otherwise lavish birthday party at the palatial estate of the acclaimed crime/mystery novelist, Harlan Thrombey, except for his strange and unaccountable death. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Birth Name: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt. Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States. Knives Out - Mord ist Familiensache. Los tres reyes malos. Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman.It follows a master detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family. The film features an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield. Like his cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where he voiced a Canto Bight alien named Slowen Lo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a voice cameo in Knives Out.According to Rian Johnson, if you pay close attention, JGL’s voice can be heard towards the beginning of the film. I haven’t seen Knives Out yet so it’s unclear whether the actor is providing some sort of narration or background voiceover.
Like his cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where he voiced a Canto Bight alien named Slowen Lo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a voice cameo in Knives Out. According to Rian Johnson, if you pay close attention, JGL’s voice can be heard towards the beginning of the film. I haven’t seen Knives Out yet so it’s unclear whether the actor is providing some sort of narration or background voiceover, but he’s definitely in there.
It should come as little surprise that Rian Johnson found a way to get Joseph Gordon-Levitt into the film. The director and actor are frequent collaborators, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt appearing in some fashion in every one of Rian Johnson’s films (actor Noah Segan is also in every Rian Johnson film, including Knives Out).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in Rian Johnson’s debut feature, the high school noir Brick all the way back in 2005 and he led the director’s breakout pre-Star Wars science fiction film Looper in 2012. Even the Rian Johnson films that Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn’t star in, he still made his way into. In The Brothers Bloom he shows up in cameo form and in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and now apparently Knives Out, he provides voice cameos.
Although Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn’t physically appear in Knives Out, that’s not because Rian Johnson didn’t want him to. The director told Jeff that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s schedule simply wouldn’t allow him to appear in the film, so a voice cameo is all they could manage to keep their collaborative streak going.
We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, small voice cameo or not, you can add Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name to the impressive cast of Knives Out, which also includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield and Christopher Plummer just to name a few.
Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American film and television director, producer, and writer.
He seems to often castJoseph Gordon-Levitt and Noah Segan for roles, even if it is just for acameo appearance. He is also known for directing Looper and a trio of Breaking Bad episodes — one of them being 'Ozymandias', which has been hailed by critics and audiences as one of the greatest episodes of television ever made.
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He is One of Us, since apparently he likes Game of Thrones, and is interested in working on Doctor Who. He directed Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, and was later hired to develop a new trilogy of films unrelated to the Skywalker Saga before the release of the film. However, his trilogy is currently in Development Hell as of 2021.
Also may or may not be Mr. Plinkett's disgraceful son, though he certainly lovesbut fears the◊repairmen fixing his VCR.
- Brick (2005)
- The Brothers Bloom (2008)
- Breaking Bad (2010, 'Fly'; 2012, 'Fifty-One'; 2013, 'Ozymandias')
- Looper (2012)
- Star Wars
- The Last Jedi (2017)
- New Star Wars trilogy (On hold)
- Knives Out (2019)
- Knives Out sequel (TBA)
- Poker Face (Peacock TV series; TBA)
Tropes applying to his works include:
- Anachronism Stew: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper and Knives Out all feature this to varying degrees, bordering on Ambiguous Time Period. In the first it's part of the Film Noir homage. In the second it's to give the film the feel of a timeless tale. In the third it's to establish how impoverished the characters in the future are. In the last it’s because he’s setting an Agatha Christie-style mystery in the Present Day.
- Deconstruction: The Last Jedi is a deconstruction of several Star Wars tropes and characters, most prominently the idea of the Jedi being unambiguously heroic, the fact that as long as there are Jedi, there are going to be Dark Side users opposing them, the idea that you have to be special to learn and use the force and the whole idea of Luke Skywalker being a wise and nearly flawless hero thirty years after leading the Rebellion to victory after the Battle of Endor.
- Production Posse:
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Noah Segan regularly appear in Johnson's films. (Most of the lead cast of Brick manages a cameo during the party scene in The Brothers Bloomnote , a trick Johnson laments he could only pull off once). Gordon-Levitt is notably absent from Knives Out, however, apart from a brief voice cameo.
- Steve Yeldin has served as cinematographer on each of Johnson's films. Nathan Johnson, Rian's cousin, has composed each of his films besides The Last Jedinote . Bob Ducsay has edited all of Johnson's films besides Brick and The Brothers Bloom.
- Subverted Trope: About The Last Jedi, he admitted himself wanting to subvert the audience's expectations regarding the followup to many things J. J. Abrams set up in The Force Awakens, such as Luke being full of Heroic Self-Deprecation and the Broken Pedestal when Rey meets him instead of a more classic Old Master who's ready to keep the Master-Apprentice Chain up (however, this could be thought of as following through with Abrams's set-up of Luke disappearing to an island in the middle of nowhere). Then there were the massive expectations regarding Rey's Mysterious Past... and it's revealed she's the daughter of nobodies — or at least that's what Kylo Ren said. It's pretty safe to say the following developments in The Rise of Skywalker had no input from Johnson.
- Signature Style: He loves using a quirky directing/editing style, which involves off-kilter camera angles/composition, fast-paced dynamic camerawork, rapid-fire editing, and quick pans. LOTS of quick pans. He even used this style in The Last Jedi.
- Trolling Creator: In July 2016, when finalizing The Last Jedi, Johnson tweeted a photo of himself holding a sign saying 'Your Snoke theories suck', alluding to the abundant Fanon that followed the release of The Force Awakens. Snoke gets killed off in The Last Jedi without anything to explain his backstory whatsoever.