Who: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, former child star, Indie King and new Lloyd Dobler
Why: He’s adorable. He sings and dances. He’s the new Lloyd Dobler!
When: This summer
Level of Obsession: As soon as I saw early trailers for (500) Days of Summer I decided he was going to be my “Summer Boyfriend.” To prepare I stocked the Netflix queue with a lot of his really strange, not always-very-good independent films. Some bored the hell out of me (Brick) some gave me nightmares (Mysterious Skin). But he was always watchable
“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): Playing house in IKEA in (500)DoS. I turned to my friend and said “if I could find a guy that liked playing house in IKEA? I would consider getting married again!” And of course the post-coital song and dance to Hall and Oates
When they were casting for Twilight I was pro-JGL for Jacob Black. He could pull off the look and would have the requisite intensity for the pissy-at-vampires-parts. However, there is no way in hell he’d ever be in those movies! Nor does he need to be. He scored a rom-com hit and a money-making action movie in this summer. He’s just fine without adding pining werewolf boy to his credentials