Joseph Gordon-Levitt calls out 500 Days of Summer character’s behaviour: ‘It’s mostly his fault’

The popular romantic drama tells the story of a failed relationship

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 07 August 2018 12:26
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has waded in on the (500) Days of Summer debate calling out the behaviour of his character.

The American starred in the 2009 romantic drama as Tom Hansen, a character at the centre of a failed relationship with Zooey Deschanel's titular Summer Finn depicted in non-linear form.

In response to a fan who blamed Deschanel's character for the dissolution of their relationship, Gordon-Levitt urged the Twitter user to “watch it again,” adding: “It’s mostly Tom’s fault. He’s projecting. He’s not listening. He’s selfish. Luckily he grows by the end.”

(500) Days of Summer has generated a cult fanbase since its release with many praising the two central performances, Tom's interactions with his little sister - played by Chloë Grace Moretz - and the soundtrack which features the likes of The Smiths and Paul Simon.


​Gordon-Levitt recently hosted the Comedy Central Roast of Hollywood star Bruce Willis with whom he starred in Rian Johnson's mind-bending thriller Looper.

He'll next star in 7500, an action-thriller which sees an aircraft hi-jacked at 30,000 feet by terrorists.

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