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Pop Eater has an interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s brother, Dan, a.k.a. YOUR BOYFRIEND, a fire-dancing “flow artist” (???) and he says a lot of the same things in the interview that he said on your first date when he swept you off your feet:

Flow arts is a combination of performance art and dance and meditation and yoga and sort of self-transformation, to give you a fun way of doing something that’s really good for you and helps you be an even smoother, more awesome person than you already were. It’s fun to practice, you can look good to your friends, it doesn’t require a lot of money to do. But it takes time, and you can get really good.

I’ve been doing this for eight years. Every single time I’ve ever danced with fire, I have had somebody with a fire-proof cloth making sure I was safe. One of the things I absolutely emphasize in the Flow Temple is safety training. [It] comes as a mandatory part before anybody has my blessing to do anything with fire. So far, none of my students have gotten injured and people have been very respectful of the potential danger.

You know what, we should all be so lucky as to find something in this world that makes us happy. And if Dan Gordon-Levitt finds that in “flow arts” (which I still do not have any idea what that is or means) then more power to him. He could stand to get a haircut, though. I’m sure you’ve talked to him about it, after a couple of glasses of wine, when it seems like an appropriate time to bring up sensitive issues because everyone’s feeling good and you’re in public so the chance of causing a scene is less likely, not that he would cause a scene, because he’s so chill. And yet here we are, and there’s the hair, still. So I’m sorry if I’m just rubbing salt in the wound by pointing out that your boyfriend could really REALLY use a haircut big time. But even Ras Trent is like, “yuck, dude.”

Oh, and here is Dan Gordon-Levitt on Inception:

‘Inception’ felt like the smartest movie since ‘The Matrix,’ and ‘The Matrix’ is really important to me. I can see little kids growing up really thinking about their dreams and what their reality is — because they grew up playing ‘Inception.’ I find it unbelievably inspiring that they made such a huge movie that is truly and artistically relevant. It was so smart, it really made you think. I love the idea that this will help other movies take more risks and challenge people more and not be so formulaic. Just awesome.

Haha. Look, I loved The Matrix, too, but anyone who says “The Matrix is really important to me” is INSTANT YOUR BOYFRIEND. Luckily for you, he probably doesn’t even believe in marriage. “Do you ever think we’re all just energy squirrels in the forest of the universe?” Relax, Dan Gordon-Levitt. (Via HuffingtonPost.)

Comments (70)
  1. “Ninjas juggling fire!”
    – DJ Clay getting excited at Dan Gordon-Levitt’s appearance at the Gathering of the Juggalos

  2. STUDENTS! Dude has students for his hippie bullshit fire garbage dance. Lord.

  3. He’s following in his brother’s footsteps by saving the haircut until his career starts to take off. Not sure why he’s decided not to WASH it, though.

  4. The wedding was perfect until the minister caught fire and burned to death in front of everyone. But those are the hazards of love.

  5. “I’ve been doing this for eight years. Every single time I’ve ever danced I’ve got wet with fire”

  6. Ha, does the URL really have the infinity symbol in it? I’m surprised he went for the dot.org and not the dot.ouroboros. It’s the trippiest of all domain names.

  7. So I guess it’s Dan that should have been granted the Moniker Gordon-Levitate…

  8. It’s cool because being around all of that fire makes him sweat a lot and the sweat naturally washes away the dirt so he never has to shower!

  9. I just want to know if he was also a young, aspiring actor and/or earning his MBA then just decided, “Fuck it, my bro is rich. I’m gonna fire dance.”

  10. Falling in love with Dan was literally like falling into a burning ring of fire. Literally.

  11. This is a joke, right?

  12. Oh, I think we can agree that when Dan Gordon-Levitt walks down the street it’s to “Sara Smile.”

  13. He reminds me of a hybrid of one of my coworkers and a guy I went to college with, both of whom are weird and have the potential to be good-looking, but generally live under an impenetrable layer of grime.

  14. Even with the persistent threat of crispy fiery death, this relationship is still much more fulfilling and less terrifying than my relationship with McNugget woman.

  15. This actually sort of upsets me because I was really starting to think Joseph was cool and forgetting about how I didn’t like him all that much before that. But..this guy shares his DNA…can you at least tell me they’re half brothers?

  16. Hahahaha my cousin knows this guy from art school(maybe?) He told me about his fire dancing and general weirdness, so this kinda made my day

  17. How quickly can I get the Zazzle tee of this guy’s face?

  18. It’s going to take a pretty serious kick to bring this guy back to reality.

  19. I’m glad that even though this dude is terrifyingly normal to me, I still eye-roll.

  20. I hope for his sake that patchouli oil isn’t flammable.

  21. “Qs: How often are you mistaken for your brother? The resemblance is … baffling.
    It’s wonderful to be mistaken for him. He taught me to question the relationships other people have with their siblings because he would be my favorite person in the world even if I wasn’t lucky enough to know him as my brother. He’s just awesome in every way that I pay attention to. I ask myself, “Do I love him because he’s my brother or is he really that awesome?” He’s really, really awesome.”

    To which he added “No Homo”.

  22. Whoops! That’s my brother-in-law. I already put a ring on Joseph.

  23. GABE! You left out the part where his nickname is ‘BURNING DAN’

    Oh So Chilllllll

  24. I told my boyfriend to shower like 82 times last week, and he still hasn’t and I’m starting to get complaints from the neighbors. And I suggested he get a haircut yesterday because when we were making fire-love (he makes me dress up in a firefighter’s uniform which I hate because it’s soooooo hot in there and I can’t really feel anything), I thought I saw a dead rodent in his dreads (“life-threads” as he likes to call them). Anyway, I’ve had it with my boyfriend, and the fact that I’ve had to replace my couch three times already on my own expenses (because he doesn’t believe in money, in fact he likes to burn dollars for the kids in the neighborhood in a weird Harvey Milk “I’m here to recruit you” sort of way). So the next time he performs and thinks I’m dousing him in fire-retardant, the joke will finally be on him because I’m going to cover him in canola oil and watch his ass burn to infinity.

  25. Flow Art is an anagram for Fart Owl. Thanks, DGL.

  26. He’s floating in a temple of fire. That should count for something. I mean, that’s a least as good as Matrix 3.

  27. My boyfriend seems okay. Doing what he likes. Liking what he does. Liking his brother’s work (rare).
    Lot of unprovoked hating going on lately, Monsters. Just saying.

    • Not so much ‘hating’ more like ‘condescending admiration’

      The inspiring words of Burning Dan:

      “I’m a photographer, poi dancer, swashbuckler, computer programmer, experientialist, didgeridooer and traveler. I wear my hats at an angle and am often accused of being able to pull off anything. I’m like Han Solo with The Force Flowing through me. In everything I do, I endeavour to espouse and inspire enthusiastic novelty. My intention is for that to come through in my photography, my fire dancing, and my interactions with everybody I meet. Especially you.”

    • He seems like a nice young man. Sorry, Gabe, but if it’s silly but sincere hippies or grumpy men who don’t like fictional relationships in fictional TV shows (what?), I’ll put up with my boyfriend’s gross dreads.

      • I partially agree with you and Cooperman, but the thing with most people like this is that they aren’t sincere, they are desperate to be sincere and that is pretty much the opposite, and it usually means that they are all about themselves, they are obsessed with their own sincerity and all they have to offer because of how sincere they are.

      • “Weiiiiiiiiner flaaaaaaaavor”

        Sorry. That is in response to your user icon, which I think is Gavin?

  28. (Something downloads into Danno Gordon-Levitt’s head)
    (He opens his eyes and looks at his mentor, Haphaestus)
    Danno: “I know fire flow arts.”
    Hephaestus: “Stop trying to bullshit me.”

  29. still planning on marrying into the family.

    • I love the shit out of that movie and have listened to that soundtrack eleventy billion fucking times

      • I like how when you don’t like something but have nothing further to add people hate on you and downvote the shit out of you, but when you like something and have nothing further to add, it’s just ignored.

        Glad you dig it. I need to watch annnyyy Lynch. Probably one of the biggest gaps in my film watching.

        • Start with Mulholland Drive, which is his masterpiece. Then Blue Velvet which is also his masterpiece. I thought Lost Highway was rad. Firewalk With Me will only make sense after you watch Twin Peaks, a large chunk of the second season you can skip but dont miss the final Lynch directed final episode of the series which was great. You could literally just watch the first three or four episodes, the first and last episodes of season two and call it good. Elephant Man is his best movie but it is almost not Lynch in that it is totally different from what he usually does. Inland Empire is his worst movie so don’t watch that. Wild at Heart is watchable but kind of lame, plus Nicholas Cage, so fuck that noise. Eraserhead is great but it is weird and a lot of people can’t get in to it, but I love it. Dune is gay so avoid that little number.

          • Thanks man. I’ve been hesitant to start with Mulholland Drive, even though I’ve only ever heard good things, because I normally don’t like starting with people’s later works, but then people tell me not to start with Eraserhead and Elephant Man for the reasons you gave, so I end up doing nothing. I’ll get over it someday. Soon hopefully.

  30. AHHHH! I’ve met this guy! My friends and I went for a hike in Griffith Park, and saw some people hula hooping. We paused to watch and discussed how it was interesting, but probably a decent ab workout. When we walked away he ran after us trying to get us to join in. Then he explained that this was just training for hula hooping with fire. We all declined. Of course, I’m not sure if it was that none of us were interested in hula hooping with fire or that he was wearing pink, furry pants and had dreads with pink bits in them (and pink nails, if memory serves me).
    I refuse to believe that this is JGL’s brother. I cannot handle that information and therefore reject it.

  31. AHHHH! I’ve met this guy! My friends and I went for a hike in Griffith Park, and saw some people hula hooping. We paused to watch and discussed how it was interesting, but probably a decent ab workout. When we walked away he ran after us trying to get us to join in. Then he explained that this was just training for hula hooping with fire. We all declined. Of course, I’m not sure if it was that none of us were interested in hula hooping with fire or that he was wearing pink, furry pants and had dreads with pink bits in them (and pink nails, if memory serves me).
    I refuse to believe that this is JGL’s brother. I cannot handle that information and therefore reject it.

  32. I simply refuse to believe that this is not another Seth Galifanakis. I know how Joseph loves to get into character. YOU CAN’T FOOL ME MAN!

    In two years time, Joseph will drop a movie about fire flow arts and we will be all like ‘WOOWWWWW’.

  33. but what’s his opinion on flatliners?

  34. I don’t know, you guys. Are we sure this is a real person and not just JGL doing a Seth Galifinakis type deal?

  35. Out of all the brothers of famous people, he is the least annoying.

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