How do you turn Joseph Gordon-Levitt into Bruce Willis? Three hours in the makeup chair, says JGL in a trailer for the movie Looper. In the time-travel film, Joseph plays the younger version of Bruce’s character, and they’re both trying to kill each other.

According to writer/director Rian Johnson, “We knew we were never gonna make Joe look like a really young Bruce Willis, so what we did, we just picked a few key features and altered those.”

“It kinda freaked Bruce out,” Joseph admits. The resemblance is there, but it’s really Joe’s performance in the trailer that completes the transformation. At the WonderCon panel for the film, Joseph said he studied Bruce’s voice and unsettled his mother and friends whenever they spent time with him and his altered face.

Do you think JGL can pass for Bruce?

Credit: Photo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Bruce Willis in the Looper Trailer (VIDEO)

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