Dearest ladies and gentlemen of Reddit,

I think about 6 months is as long as I should ever really stay away from here. And I'm sure you guys can think of plenty more things we should talk about.

And, by the way, it just so happens that the second season of HITRECORD ON TV is playing on television these days. I'm really proud of the show all of us over at hitRECord made together, and I think you'll like it. Here's a link to the first episode of season 2 --

Oh yes, and of course, the proof. Imgur

So, as Indie Sr. said to Indie Jr. in a rare moment of blimp riding safety... "What do you wanna talk about?"

Well, the fire alarm in the office below ours actually just went off. And it's almost been an hour. So I'm off for now. Thanks for the chat, you guys, I had fun, as always. See you next time... <3

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Mypantherssuck3900 karma

So what's your favorite meal?

hitrecordjoe_5780 karma

Your mom

ragingroger3400 karma

Do you have a favorite pillow?

hitrecordjoe_5158 karma

Your mom

profound_whatever2933 karma

Hello, Joe! You seem to have great taste in music, and I need some tunes, so pop quiz – What songs would you choose as the soundtrack if you were:

  • Destroying a house with a sledgehammer?

  • Having awesome slow-motion sex?

  • Drifting through post-apocalyptic Los Angeles in a Mustang?

  • Taking the first bite of your favorite meal?

  • Being chased by monsters through the night?

  • Tasked with saving the world through the power of music?

hitrecordjoe_4168 karma

Killing in the Name by Rage Against The Machine / Adagio from Concerto in D minor by Glenn Gould / Surf's Up by The Beach Boys / That's Where It's At by Sam Cooke / Electioneering by Radiohead / You Wanna Be Starting Something by Michael Jackson

kcrose2303 karma

What is your spirit animal? Mine is a Chinese Sea Otter.

hitrecordjoe_4584 karma

Your mom

WelvenDaGreat1983 karma

Now that it's legal, will you marry me?

hitrecordjoe_3743 karma

No. But that's mostly because I'm already married. Also because I don't know you.

EasyDay1925 karma

Is the story true that when you were at the Bronx zoo one time, you jumped into the ostrich pen and managed to ride one before security finally apprehended you?

hitrecordjoe_2748 karma

o yeaaaa

Huginkyss1899 karma

Would you like to come over for some BBQ? *That is a completely non creepy invite. My husband and I cook really good food and I just want to share it.

hitrecordjoe_2521 karma

Charcoal or gas? (hint: gas bbq is an oxymoron)

Holgersen1893 karma

What do you bench?

hitrecordjoe_3676 karma

During Don Jon I got to 200... now it's more like a buck 25

Kayverz1701 karma

Hi so among these: James Franco, Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill who would you kill, fuck, marry ?

hitrecordjoe_3537 karma

I would definitely marry Seth, that's for sure. Jonah and Franco and I would probably just have a big murderous orgy.

iknowwhoscopedjfk1668 karma

Has life been easier for you being so damn sexy?

hitrecordjoe_3240 karma

No one said life was fair.

BullshitAnswer1628 karma

What ratio of peanut butter to jelly (jam?) do you like your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

hitrecordjoe_3929 karma

Why, 50/50 of course

mark02101609 karma

How do you keep it so real?

Also, what should I do for dinner?

hitrecordjoe_3349 karma

chicken salad, and chicken salad

tophrman1528 karma

For my own headcanon, what do you suppose Blake did after discovering the Batcave under Wayne Manor?

hitrecordjoe_2486 karma

Put on "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke

kirstin_brianne1242 karma

Hi Joseph! What is your favorite thing to do in your downtime? And where is your favorite place in the world!

hitrecordjoe_2850 karma

i just love being at my house

I_swear_Im_Busy1228 karma

Would you rather have finger-length legs or leg-length fingers?

And no, your fingers don't actually turn in to legs nor do your legs turn in to fingers. They are simply adjusted for size.

Thank you Mr Gordon-Levitt

hitrecordjoe_1916 karma

after serious consideration... finger-length legs

Wam--Bulance1080 karma

What are your thoughts on today's amazing news?

hitrecordjoe_2764 karma

It's beautiful. I feel very lucky and proud to live in the USA, where this kind of progress is possible, even if sometimes it feels slower than it should.

alielizv886 karma

J'ai perdue mon paon. L'as-tu vu?

hitrecordjoe_1342 karma

Oui il est avec moi, il me prefere. Tant pis pour toi..

lvest877 karma

Hey, Joe, thanks for all the great work. I’m a sophomore in college majoring in chemistry, but I really like writing. I think novelists have the coolest job in the world. What advice do you have for an aspiring writer?

hitrecordjoe_1716 karma

Write as much as you can. Don't worry about what other people think of your writing. Just do it. When the time comes to share your writing with other people, it'll feel natural. And by the way, we do writing challenges on hitRECord all the time, and it's a really warm and encouraging community to do it with.

futzi7860 karma

Hi Joseph, what's your go-to dance move?

hitrecordjoe_2540 karma

The one where I listen to the music and don't pay attention to what I look like

castmemberzack832 karma

Hey Joseph,

I loved you in 50/50.

Question: What's your top tip for asking girls out?

hitrecordjoe_2000 karma


Pixel_Me_That808 karma

Hi Joseph!

I read that early in your career you "did not enjoy being recognized in public, saying [you] 'hated being a celebrity'."

Has that sentiment changed at all over the lenght of your acting career? How do you guys deal with being scrutinized by the media at every moment, and is there any way, as a celebrity, to find some "alone time" away from the public eye?

hitrecordjoe_1374 karma

I love getting to be an actor, and I love it when people connect to the movies and shows and stuff that I work on. Personally, I don't at all like making a public show out of my private life, and I try to avoid it as much as possible. Some actors feel differently about their own private lives, and that's fine by me as well.

seismicor741 karma

Hi. What movie of yours are you most proud of?

hitrecordjoe_1619 karma

I wouldn't rank them, because movies aren't sports, but there's definitely some lesser known ones I'll happily shout out: Manic, The Lookout, Hesher, Mysterious Skin, The Wind Rises (english voice)

FannaWuck680 karma

What is your fondest memory from working on 3rd Rock from the Sun?

And was the High Commander as cool and funny as depicted on the show?

hitrecordjoe_1293 karma

The scene where French and I were trying to feed the baby. I'm embarrassed to watch it though because they used the take where I couldn't keep a straight face. And yes, Lithgow is a shining white knight, and a personal idol.

tearception614 karma

How do you keep your eyebrows so nice?

hitrecordjoe_1514 karma

I have a team of robots, working round the clock

bellegaudreau1574 karma

Are you currently watching a new tv show?

hitrecordjoe_1463 karma

Louie Season 5!

shivan21502 karma

Hello Joe! What is your view of Edward Snowden? And how did the movie change it?

hitrecordjoe_1545 karma

Frankly, I didn't know very much at all about Snowden when Oliver Stone asked me to play him. Once I spent some time reading up on him, I grew to admire what he did a great deal. Of course, that's just my opinion, and I certainly don't think that my opinion counts for more or something because I'm an actor. But I would encourage anybody who's even a little curious to spend a bit of time looking into it yourself, and not just trusting what people say on TV.

TheMightyGui480 karma

Hey man.

What did you have for breakfast?

hitrecordjoe_915 karma

I unfortunately didn't have breakfast today

TonAnz4425 karma

Hey Joseph!

What's the last song you listened to twice in a row because the first time through wasn't enough?

hitrecordjoe_883 karma

The first song, on the first Alabama Shakes album... but I forget its name

Sfmilstead414 karma

Thanks for taking your time to answer our questions.

Two quick questions on your Sandman adaptation:

  1. What would you say is the most difficult aspect of translating Sandman to the big screen?
  2. Given the large scope and episodic nature of would you say it is best suited for a big screen adaptation, or would a small screen adaptation fit the bill better?

hitrecordjoe_822 karma

I think a big screen adaptation is a better idea and here's why. If you did the episodic version, I think it could very well end up as a not-as-good-version of what is already brilliant in the comics. But by reworking the material into a big movie, Gaiman's brilliant characters and ideas get to take shape in a way they never have before. Also, I think Sandman deserves to look absolutely mind-blowingly awesome, just on a visual level, and as cinematic as some tv shows are becoming these days, they still can't compete with big movies visually, just because they can't afford to.

itsgallus363 karma

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin?

hitrecordjoe_1294 karma

I like the one Alfonso Cuarón did

shivan21353 karma

What do you think was your break through piece?

hitrecordjoe_876 karma

I'm not sure there is such a thing, at least for me, it's been really gradual, and taken a long time. Or perhaps Manic. Or Inception.

porphyriaisdead310 karma

Write the first thing that comes to your mind?

hitrecordjoe_1361 karma

Your mom

RustyKettles286 karma

Hey Joe!

If you could collaborate with one person from any period of time, who would it be? Also, you're a beautiful man.

hitrecordjoe_711 karma

I would love to meet the first monkey who every started saying words and see what she has to say.. and thank you :)

Madvin263 karma

If you can have a super power what would it be and why?

hitrecordjoe_963 karma

definitely empathy

cha0ticf4te261 karma

Hi Joe, do you prefer all you can eat sushi or hotpot? And why?

hitrecordjoe_467 karma

Hotpot - for the chicken heads

CowSkillet228 karma

Would you rather have your dick where your ass is or your ass where your dick is?

hitrecordjoe_476 karma

I'll never tell - but that's a great question!

patrickwithtraffic217 karma

Hey JGL! Glad to see you return and I had two long winded-ish questions for you.

First, I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman saga and cannot wait to see how you get this project to the masses. Besides a lack of fist fights, is there anything about your adaptation you can share? I know you got a ways to go to get to A Game of You, but to me it seems like that story in particular would be a nightmare to successfully pitch to the studio (main franchise character basically just has a cameo, female lead, trans issues, etc.). Either way, you can bet I’ll be rooting for you the whole way on that massive undertaking.

Secondly, I saw you done some screenplay work and I was wondering if you have any advice for first time writers. Been working on a story for the last few years now that I haven’t come back to for either writer’s block or that feeling of dread that no one will ever read or care what it is you have to say. Any personal experience combating those shitty thoughts?

Either way, looking forward to whatever you have on the horizon. You have yet to disappoint.

hitrecordjoe_353 karma

Yeah, there's tons of little brilliant moments throughout the series, and we certainly can't incorporate all of them. We are using a whole bunch of specifics straight from the comics, but of course, we're also having to do a certain amount of invention, and in between that, there's tons of re-appropriating, re-contextualizing, combining, consolidating, and all manner of things that literalists might not like. But what we try to be completely faithful about is the overall sentiment: that Dreams and Stories and Magic are actually all the same thing, and that they're real, and that they're powerful.

trab333194 karma

What's your favorite scary movie?

hitrecordjoe_609 karma

Predictably enough, I'd say the Shining. But, for a more obscure answer, try Audition by Takashi Miike.

EricM12186 karma

When confronted by a spider in your home do you kill it or pick it up with paper and release it outside?

hitrecordjoe_399 karma

just last night i actually scooped up a baby centipede on a piece of paper and set it free

JudasTheJew139 karma

Can I have $500 ?

hitrecordjoe_297 karma


seismicor85 karma

Do you like Star Trek and why is that so?

hitrecordjoe_184 karma

positive sci-fi ftw

Msmadmama67 karma

What's the first album you remember buying?

hitrecordjoe_134 karma

Michael Jackson's Dangerous + Guns n' Roses' Use Your Illusion II - on CD

rhodetolove44 karma

I want to join hitRECord but I'm quite shy. Any tips?

hitrecordjoe_82 karma

Start by lurking - you'll see it's a really warm and encouraging place to be - then try contributing something