Gordon-Levitt Crashes into Taxicab Window on Premium Rush

August 1, 2010
Source: Tumblr

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Taxi Crash

Bad. Ass. Don't worry, Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't hurt badly, just a big scratch. In fact, he wasn't even fazed by the accident, as he asked director David Koepp to record a lil' video of his gnarly wound (don't watch if you can't handle lots of blood) and the place where it all occurred. While out shooting a scene for Premium Rush, that upcoming bike messenger action-thriller we posted first look photos from recently, lead actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt accidentally crashed into the back window of taxi cab on his bike, getting wounded in the process but not too bad. He posted a video on his Tumblr blog (found by Anne Thompson).

"My first real wreck today. Busted through the rear window of a cab," Joe said on his blog. "Luckily got my elbows up. Coulda been way worse. No, but it was my fault, I was going too fast." As we mentioned in our interview with Joe for Inception, he truly loves doing his own stunts which always makes his performances so authentic. This incident just shows that Joe Gordon-Levitt is truly tough as nails, getting actual injuries from real stunts he performed on his own and having some fun while at it. Premium Rush is still shooting now and will be released by Sony in 2011. Check out the video Koepp shot of Gordon-Levitt's injury below.

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JGL is the man.

CLAW on Aug 1, 2010


Maybe he should shoot himself to wake up.

ryderup on Aug 1, 2010



Bryan on Aug 1, 2010


JGL is a cool dude!

cheezy c on Aug 1, 2010


Alex, do have a man crush on JGL?

Sean on Aug 1, 2010


Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan both have something to say about being pure bad-ass and doing their own stunts.

Matthew on Aug 1, 2010


#5 - No, but he's a fantastic actor and I mean, how often do we see real actors (especially young ones) injuring themselves in a stunt like this (crashing through a taxi's window?!) and just walking away from it, happy enough to shoot a video. That's the complete opposite of Hollywood - normally it's paparazzi everywhere and everyone trying to hide the fact that anything happened. This just makes me want to see Premium Rush even more!

Alex Billington on Aug 1, 2010


#6 - Exactly! And I love both Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan as well! If anything, this just shows JGL is working his way up to the same levels as those guys.

Alex Billington on Aug 1, 2010


I agree with Alex!

cheezy c on Aug 1, 2010


Did they get the crash on film?

Guy on Aug 1, 2010


Are you sure this isn't just viral publicity? Cause thats a lot of "blood"...

Ricardo on Aug 1, 2010


Jackie Chan is blushing ... 😉

Bo on Aug 1, 2010


Hell I totally have a man crush on JGL and I'm damn proud of it, Sean!

Xerxex on Aug 1, 2010


Funny that my comment was removed. HAHA.

ryderup on Aug 1, 2010


alex completely has a crush on the guy, look how defensive he got, but hey who can blame someone for their feelings

KP on Aug 1, 2010


Tommy Solomon! haha

Quaked2023 on Aug 1, 2010


Everyone has a crush on the guy.. 😉

eric on Aug 1, 2010


might actually be looking forward to some more of his movies, saw inception yesterday and he was just great in it

harrison on Aug 1, 2010


sorry but levitt has a long way to go to get to tom cruise / jackie chan bad ass, this looks more like his kiddish heart found the injury funny, rather than him being "bad ass"

danielvutran on Aug 1, 2010


Loool xerx was about to say the same damn thing.

Cody w on Aug 1, 2010


it's a viral people, how gullible can you get.

digits on Aug 1, 2010


hell, im with xerxex! and yeah it probably is viral, but thats great advertising

cheezy c on Aug 1, 2010


im actually working on premium rush, and the accident really occured because JGL wants to be like the real nyc bike messengers and not use brakes so if he couldve stopped it wouldve been completely avoided... also he is doing a good amount of his own stunts, but he does have 3 different stunt doubles that each specialize in the more dangerous stuff....

john on Aug 1, 2010


Alex.... come on he will never be on the level of Jackie Chan the man fell 60 feet on to his neck... didn't like the take and did it 3 more time. the man slid 100 feet down a pole, through lights and a glass window... he was electrocuted, broke his back, pelvis and burned all the skin off his hands. JGL is the man, but don't say he's working up to Jackie Chan level because lets face it, there has never been a better do it your self actor in hollywood

DoomCanoe on Aug 1, 2010


JGL is a BAMF and none of you can deny.

Alice on Aug 1, 2010


wow i'm so jealous john! i love movies, well i think we all do cuz thats why we go to this site, but what do u have to do to have a job like that?

cheezy c on Aug 1, 2010


The first reply hit the nail on the head. He is the man.

Garrett on Aug 1, 2010


I was in New York City a few days ago.. they had streets blocked off for this and I had no idea what they were shooting... I do now.

Brian on Aug 2, 2010


Does anyone else thinks he looks alot like Heath Ledger?

Tim on Aug 2, 2010


I have thought, since 10 Things I Hate About You, that JGL and Heath Ledger look very similar. So similar, that JGL could take on the role of the Joker and be just as good as Heath Ledger was (dare I say...better?). Maybe Chris Nolan has already thought the same thing. If not, he should. Joker is to much a part of Batman's world to write him off. Even if he is not a main character in the next movie, he should at least be pulling some strings as part of the plot for the 3rd Dark Night. Also, Chris Nolan does like to recycle his best actors for roles in other movies (Ken Watanabe, Cilian Murphy, Michael Caine), so again, maybe he is already thinking this. JGL is a great actor and yet seems to be so grounded and not affected by hollywood at all. He is my vote in filling the shoes of the Joker!

Bill on Aug 2, 2010


why is every1 so jocked on this guy , geez the last movie i even saw him in was the Juror. i'm sure hes got a good underground cult following for some unknown reason but dam , i'm sorry about my opinion but i'm not jumpin on the bandwagon , i mean what else is next ..John Lithgow to fill jokers shoes? # 30,theres only 1 more Batman movie on the way and Nolan said theres no possibility of joker returning but JGL is supposed to be the riddler supposedly ..... so every1 will get their wish . this guy had better be able to act >:I

o Toxin o on Aug 2, 2010


Toxin JGL fans like him because he can act. See the film Brick its a neo-noir detective story set in a Highschool about drugs and JGL is the lead after that you'll understand.

Xerxex on Aug 2, 2010


cool i'll give it a shot , i just don't see this guy around that much on recent film , i heard of 500 days of summer and GI Joe lol but maybe this guys got some skills , i'll give it a go

o Toxin o on Aug 2, 2010


@ 26 my father has the same job and he got it from his father so thats how i got it....

john on Aug 2, 2010


let me know how you like man!

Xerxex on Aug 2, 2010

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