Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays guitar and sings the old Jacques Brel song "La Valse à Mille Temps":
I love Brel's original version, but this is even more ridiculously charming. Gordon-Levitt's glee is infectious, and I'm impressed by his choice of this tongue-twisting French song! He enunciates it quite well, too... the little puns and subtleties.
Indeed, it seems it's becoming de rigeur to develop a celebrity crush on this guy, and I have to jump on the bandwagon. How could I not have a thing for an American man who looks great in a suit, knows his Jacques Brel, and makes up new (racy) lyrics for the French part of "Bad Romance"?
Nonetheless, I probably shouldn't get too worked up. Being a Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan, of course I love him as "Tom" in (500) Days of Summer. And if that movie has a moral, it's that you shouldn't repeat Tom's mistake of idealizing somebody and getting a crush on them based solely on the fact that they're cute and have good taste in music. Uh-oh.