This wasn't my original idea for a topic this week, but I watched Looper this weekend and it just cemented my love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Who would have ever thought the long-haired kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun would turn into a Hollywood badass?
Then I looked up his work on IMDB and he has been in everything! Seriously, dude was in Family Ties and Murder She Wrote, China Beach, Quantum Leap, A River Runs Through It, Dr. Quinn and Roseanne. Everything!
So I’m tracing how nerdy Joe Gordon-Levitt turned into (okay, still admittedly kinda nerdy, but in a good way) upcoming action star JGL who is probably going to have his own Batman movie as Robin. He’s exactly what I think of when I hear the term “beta badass.” Beta heroes are pretty well-known in romance, but I’ve haven’t seen a lot of them in movies. I don’t watch much TV, so maybe I’m missing them all there.
What other beta badasses am I missing? Which actors play an unexpectedly awesome alpha character?