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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to receive Hasty Pudding honour

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to receive Hasty Pudding honour

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been named Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year.

It was announced on Thursday (21.01.16) that the 'Inception' star would be honoured by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals organisation.

Every year, the company chooses one actor and one actress to 'roast' in a hilarious ceremony at Harvard Square.

And on February 5, Joseph, who also founded the online production community, will take home his pudding pot.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals said in a statement: "The Pudding is excited to honour a performer who is not only a talented actor but also a visionary entrepreneur who developed a revolutionary platform for artistic content creation and distribution."

Previous winners of the award include Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood, with Chris Pratt receiving the honour in 2015.

Joseph said in a statement: "Perusing the impressive list of past Hasty Pudding Men Of The Year, I'm simultaneously struck with intense delusions of grandeur and mild waves of humility."

The '3rd Rock from the Sun' actor first shot to fame when he starred in 1992 movie 'A River Runs Through It', before the sitcom transformed him into a household name.

He has since starred in films such as '(500) Days of Summer', 'Looper' and 'The Walk', with his next project seeing him star as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'.

Kerry Washington is the Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year, it was previously announced.