Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches 'Faces of Taiwan' project

Gordon-Levitt's 'Faces of Taiwan' now taking submissions from public

(Facebook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt screenshot)

(Facebook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Tuesday (Sept. 29) launched yet another project calling for submissions from the public, this time asking Taiwanese to send photos of themselves.

On his Facebook page on Tuesday, the 39-year-old actor, best known for the films "500 Days of Summer" and "Inception" and the sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun," announced his third project for Taiwanese fans within a month. In the latest, which is titled "Faces of Taiwan," Taiwanese are asked to select a photo of themselves and post it to the website of open-collaboration production company HitRecord.

The undertaking follows his call for photos, videos, and writings from Taiwan in August, which he then compiled into a video titled "Lost in Taiwan" that was released on Sept. 11. The resulting work was a compilation of over 150 contributors and to date has gained over 86,000 likes and 3,400 comments.

The next day, on Sept. 12, Gordon-Levitt took to Facebook to announce a second project — a collaboration with American studio Nirav Photography — and called for contributions from writers. The post included a photo by Nirav Photography and asked writers to finish this sentence: "When the wind blows, it feels like ______."

Thus far, the writing project has received 5,600 likes and 124 comments. As for the latest photography challenge, the Facebook post has received 15,000 likes and 1,000 comments, while the HitRecord page has garnered 217 photos with some of of the most popular being from entertainers Jacky Wu (吳宗憲), Ugur Rifat Karlova (吳鳳, Wu Feng) and Pingtung County Magistrate Pan Men-an (潘孟安).