We won’t lie to you, the babe of the week/month/year that is JGL wasn’t always at the front of our minds. We actually used to have trouble remembering whether his name was Joseph or Joshua, and then felt bad for him as a hypenated-named child. Regardless, it wasn’t until 2009′s twee-fest heartbreaker that was 500 Days Of Summer that we all started thinking ‘I know that guy from somewhere’…  and then suddenly he was all over the place in suits kicking ass and being a veritable action hero. And the guy can wear a suit.

Due to a combination of our now-constant googling of JGL plus a (totally) non-creepy revisit to all his childhood flicks, we can offer you the authoritative guide to The Little Dork That Grew Up: Joseph Gordon Levitt.