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Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stand together in tank tops in this still from Don Jon

Mar. 8, 2013by: Niki Stephens

We already knew that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was talented, then he had to go all super talented on us and put out his first movie.

DON JON (formerly tited DON JON'S ADDICTION) is a film that Levitt wrote, directed, and starred in. The story revolves around, "a present-day Don Juan and his quest to become a better person." The movie has received nothing but glowing reviews, especially from our own Chris Bumbray who gave it a 8/10 after he saw it at Sundance this year.

Being a super excellent guy, Levitt sent out a still showing himself and Tony Danza, who plays his father in the movie. Both are in white tank tops. Prepare to be amazed. Danza still looks good, am I right? The actor also is informing fans about the title change. This is what he had to say:

So, as you might've heard already, I wrote and directed a movie last year, and it's coming out later this year. Which is absolutely crazy, and I still kinda can't believe it. Anyway, I'm posting this today to let you all know that I'm changing its title. It's now called... DON JON. I decided to change it, first of all, because DON JON is just so short and simple, and if you know me, you know I'm a fan of brevity. Second of all, it felt to me like the old title, "Don Jon's Addiction" was throwing some people off a bit from the point of the movie. People were assuming it was a film about porn addiction and sex addiction, which really isn't true. That'd be sort of like saying "The Maltese Falcon" is a movie about a statue of a falcon. DON JON is a comedy about how men and women treat each other, and how the media we consume can create unrealistic expectations that we put on one another. That's why the story centers around a relationship between a young man (played by me) who watches too much pornography and a young woman (played by Scarlett) who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies. It's a topic I personally find fascinating and hilarious. And while I have your attention, I figured I'd show you the first production still we're releasing of Jon's father, played by none other than Tough Tony Danza. More to show soon. We're just starting to work on the trailer now. And I'm heading down to SxSW with Tony this weekend with the film, so I'll see some of you in Austin!

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2:59PM on 03/09/2013

Niceeee

Any movie with JGL is a win. I love danza haven't seen that guy in a long time. He looks pretty solid still :) nice to see him in a movie.
Any movie with JGL is a win. I love danza haven't seen that guy in a long time. He looks pretty solid still :) nice to see him in a movie.
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1:54PM on 03/09/2013

To the asshole hating on Tony Danza

I know a girl who was in one of Tony Danza's classes (I think he taught school in Philly, and maybe still is teaching classes). He was apparently far from a 'celebrity tourist.' He really took a huge interest in her education and the education of the other kids, gave her counseling outside of class and helped steer her toward the college she ended up attending. He still keeps in touch with her and other students from the class. By all accounts, he's a cool guy, and earnest and well-meaning. I
I know a girl who was in one of Tony Danza's classes (I think he taught school in Philly, and maybe still is teaching classes). He was apparently far from a 'celebrity tourist.' He really took a huge interest in her education and the education of the other kids, gave her counseling outside of class and helped steer her toward the college she ended up attending. He still keeps in touch with her and other students from the class. By all accounts, he's a cool guy, and earnest and well-meaning. I guess he was nice to JGL too when he was a kid (from Angels in the Outfield) and I guess Levitt remembered it all those years later. I think that's pretty cool. It's hard to find really forthright people in Hollywood, so good on Danza for being the real deal.

That said, this movie unfortunately sucks.
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8:21PM on 03/09/2013
No one said he was not a good person or teacher I have seen all the work he has done with kids, that don't mean he is a good actor. Sorry now go pop in your who's the boss dvd's and have a nice day! :-)
No one said he was not a good person or teacher I have seen all the work he has done with kids, that don't mean he is a good actor. Sorry now go pop in your who's the boss dvd's and have a nice day! :-)
9:33AM on 03/10/2013
manos - if you're going to troll the boards ridiculing Tony Danza, at least have the balls not to try and walk back your statements.
manos - if you're going to troll the boards ridiculing Tony Danza, at least have the balls not to try and walk back your statements.
11:30AM on 03/09/2013
THis is the JGL people want to play Batman? The guy is skinnier than Cillian Murphy FFS
THis is the JGL people want to play Batman? The guy is skinnier than Cillian Murphy FFS
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12:43PM on 03/09/2013
Yeah we forgot he can't workout cuz he is crippled. We also forgot bale was born a muscle man.
Yeah we forgot he can't workout cuz he is crippled. We also forgot bale was born a muscle man.
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2:07AM on 03/09/2013
this movie won me over at Tony Danza. Who's the boss? Yes danza is!!!!!!!!!!
this movie won me over at Tony Danza. Who's the boss? Yes danza is!!!!!!!!!!
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12:43PM on 03/09/2013
JGL did a Q & A after the movie. when he filmed "Angels in the Outfield" he and Tony hung out alot and ever since, JGL has been wanting to make a movie together again, so thats why he cast tony danza, asshole.
JGL did a Q & A after the movie. when he filmed "Angels in the Outfield" he and Tony hung out alot and ever since, JGL has been wanting to make a movie together again, so thats why he cast tony danza, asshole.
8:12PM on 03/09/2013
you guys must not like Danza??
you guys must not like Danza??
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8:34PM on 03/08/2013
caught this film at Sundance in Janurary. very hillarious and will not disappoint
caught this film at Sundance in Janurary. very hillarious and will not disappoint
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8:08PM on 03/08/2013
They definitely look like father and son.

Levitt hasn't let me down yet and this should be no different. I'm excited we are getting debut films from Levitt, Gosling, Cooper, AND John Stewart.
They definitely look like father and son.

Levitt hasn't let me down yet and this should be no different. I'm excited we are getting debut films from Levitt, Gosling, Cooper, AND John Stewart.
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9:40PM on 03/08/2013
You mean Jon Stewart the idiot who saturizes politics on the daily show? He is a buffoon.
You mean Jon Stewart the idiot who saturizes politics on the daily show? He is a buffoon.
11:27AM on 03/09/2013
If Jon Stewart's a buffoon, then 3/4 of America's media are mouth-breathing idiots who can't string a sentence together.
If Jon Stewart's a buffoon, then 3/4 of America's media are mouth-breathing idiots who can't string a sentence together.
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