Best Actor 2015: Joseph Gordon-Levitt for The Walk

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as he appears in the first trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk

The Facts

Oscar History
Gordon-Levitt has yet to receive an Oscar nomination.

This Year
Gordon-Levitt has

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist who attempts to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974

U.S. Distributor: TriStar
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 2, 2015

  • New York Film Festival (2015) – Opening Film (Sept. 25)

Why? The best actor race could use some new blood, and Gordon-Levitt’s “paid his dues,” as they say. The New York Film Festival’s selection of The Walk as its opening film suggests there’s something special here…

Why not? Or that the fest caters to Robert Zemeckis; The Walk looks more like a commercial play than anything else, despite the NYFF gig. Gordon-Levitt’s French accent in the trailers thus far is… less than promising.


Ranking: No. 9 as of Sept. 10, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: The Walk
  • Best Director 2015: Robert Zemeckis for The Walk
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Charlotte Le Bon for The Walk
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Browne for The Walk
  • Crafts 2015

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