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Joseph Gordon-Levitt channels Axl Rose for Jimmy Fallon [Video]

September 28, 2011 | 12:42 pm

Joseph Gordon Levitt sings like Axl Rose

If Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever wanted to pull a Gwyneth Paltrow and explore his musical side through his film work, consider the groundwork laid.

When Levitt stopped by Jimmy Fallon's late-night couch Tuesday to talk up his new cancer comedy, "50/50," Jimbo let a secret slip: In the drunken karaoke environment, Levitt nails the vocal stylings of rocker Axl Rose.

The proof in the video below, where Levitt interprets Miss Kelly Clarkson's classic "Since U Been Gone," Axl-style -- and does a really decent job of hitting those complaint notes.

The movie "50/50" sees Levitt as a young man diagnosed with cancer, given down-the-middle odds of survival. The film, inspired by a true story, costars Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Houston. 

Fallon, it would happen, is no stranger to making his thespian guests sing for their sit-down -- including Paltrow, for their famous fictional band Shazzazz.


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Photo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2011. Credit: Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images