Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Signature Mismatched Socks, Explained

Actor Roundtable - Joseph Gordon Levitt - P - 2016
David Needleman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The actor kept his mismatched-sock streak alive while filming THR's Actor Roundtable.

Though they all were dressed in black, one stylish actor from THR's 2016 Actor Roundtable managed to stand out from the pack.

With his mismatched socks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt added a bit of quirky flair to his otherwise somber ensemble during the shoot with fellow actors Jeff Bridges, Casey Affleck, Dev Patel, Andrew Garfield and Mahershala Ali.

In 2013, the actor revealed in a Reddit AMA that his socks were a tribute to his late brother, Dan, who died at age 36 in 2010. "My brother Dan always wore mismatched socks," he wrote. "I inherited his collection."

In the years since Dan's death, the famously private actor has otherwise remained quiet in regard to his brother, choosing instead to honor him with his style. During the roundtable, the 35-year-old noted that having his personal life exposed was one of the more difficult aspects of an acting career and the celebrity life that comes with it.

"On the one hand, it's tough to complain because it's a really privileged life I get to lead," said the Snowden star. "On the other hand, I think the whole celebrity thing is unhealthy, and I feel bad being a part of it or feeling like I'm perpetuating it."

See Gordon-Levitt in the roundtable below.