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Joseph Gordon Levitt: Dating Zooey Deschanel Would Be 'Awkward'

USMagazine, Saturday, August 18, 2012, 7:30am (PDT)
  • Whether they're tugging on the heartstrings of hopeless romantics in "(500) Days of Summer" or singing a holiday-themed duet in an amateur video, there's no denying that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have some serious on-screen chemistry.

    But according to "The Dark Knight Rises" actor, the pair, who have been friends for over a decade, are not romantically linked.

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    "It's awkward when people say that," Gordon-Levitt, 31, tells the new issue of Playboy about the fans who want the comrades to shack up. "Zooey and I just think it's funny. It is funny. We've been friends for 10 years."

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    Indeed, Deschanel's new relationship status (she filed for divorce from husband Ben Gibbard in January 2012 and in June was spotted on the arm of new boyfriend Jamie Linden) is fine by Gordon-Levitt, who sees the dark-haired, blue-eyed New Girl actress, 32, both as a close friend and an amazing woman.

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    "She loves movies, music and art, and she's incredibly knowledgeable about that stuff," he tells the magazine. "She's turned me on to so many good movies and so much good music. It's fun just to have conversations, watch movies with her and stuff like that."

    Gordon-Levitt has been linked to Larisa Oleynik and Devon Aoki in the past.

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