Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt Totally Slay Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" on Lip Sync Battle

The Lip-Sync Master returns.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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On the holiday special of Lip Sync Battle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt went head to head against Anthony Mackie with an absolutely epic rendition of Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation." Dressed in her iconic fierce ponytail, baseball hat, and black military outfit, he went full method on this one as he channeled her famous dance moves. He was Janet.  

Even LL Cool J and Anthony Mackie were blown away. 

LL Cool J and Anthony Mackie shocked faces

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You did the damn thing, JGL.

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