VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Voicing a Studio Ghibli Character

In honor of the upcoming U.S. release of Japanese-based Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, here’s an interview with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who voices the main protagonist, Jiro Horikoshi, in the English-dubbed version.

Hayao Miyazaki’s reportedly last film as Studio Ghibli director (he recently withdrew this statement and has since come out of retirement) is a fictionalized biography focusing on the life of Horikoshi, a budding airplane designer whose life is changed by historical events like the Kanto earthquake of 1923 and the Great Depression.

Gordon-Levitt discusses his love for Miyazaki films and his ability to relate to his character.