Joseph Gordon Levitt is not always so pretty.

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It has been a great past few years for Joseph Gordon-Levitt with (500) Days of Summer putting him on dreamboat status for millions of hipster girls and Inception putting him on badass status for us manly men. We first talked about JGL’s Hesher back in January, which I then described as a film following “a loner hippie type who hates the world and lives in his van until he meets and takes under his wing young TJ, a young boy trying to cope with the death of his mother and the pill-popping ways of his father.”

It screened at Sundance this year to mostly positive reviews, the majority which praised JGL’s performance – and now with this latest clip, it is easy to see why. Check out the clip below (where you get to see a nerdified Natalie Portman) and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Trailer is tucked under the seat.