Jared Leto

Jared Leto



Jared Joseph Leto (/ˈlɛt/; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994). He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997). Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998), Fight Club (1999) and American Psycho (2000), as well as the lead role in Urban Legend (1998), and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000). He later began focusing increasingly on his music career, returning to acting with Panic Room (2002), Alexander (2004), Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), and Mr. Nobody (2009). In 2012, he directed the documentary film Artifact. In 2016, he played the DC Comics supervillain Joker in the DC Extended Universe film Suicide Squad. In 2017, he played Niander Wallace in the neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049, sequel to the 1982 cult classic film.

Leto's performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. Leto is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health.[1] He is also known to be selective about his film roles.[2]

Leto is the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a band he formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his older brother Shannon Leto. Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited success.[3] The band achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005). Their following releases, This Is War (2009) and Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), received further critical and commercial success.[4] As of September 2014, the band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.[5] Leto has also directed music videos, including the MTV Video Music Award–winning "The Kill" (2006), "Kings and Queens" (2009), and "Up in the Air" (2013).



The Shining
The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson.
Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American action film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name, and is the third installment in the DC Extended Universe.
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Fight Club
Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

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'Just got second hand embarrassment': Viewers are left 'cringing' as Jared Leto is referred to as chat show host 'Jay Leno' by MC Grindah in awkward encounter at 2017 MTV EMAs
  –  November 12, 2017
Jared Leto shared an awkward exchange with MC Grindah at the 2017 Europe Music Awards - leaving viewers 'cringing.' The acclaimed American actor was being interviewed by host Rita Ora, when the Kurupt FM star jokingkly told him: 'I've always wanted to ...
MTV EMAs: Jared Leto tells London crowd America is ‘a land of immigrants … we welcome you’
  –  November 12, 2017
Last November, the MTV European Music Awards called out U.S. politics when Green Day ... stayed away from anything overtly political. Although when Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars accepted the award for best alternative act, he had a message ...
Jared Leto & Penelope Cruz Hit the Carpet at the Los 40 Music Awards!
  –  November 10, 2017
Jared Leto showed off his signature style at the Los 40 Music Awards! The 45-year-old actor and musician hit the red carpet with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars on Friday night (November 10) at WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain. During the show, Jared and ...
Review: Jared Leto triumphs on new music video for 'Walk on Water'
  –  November 9, 2017
Jared Leto has released his new music video for his single "Walk on Water" with his acclaimed rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The single garnered a favorable review from Digital Journal, but the visually striking music video is in a league of its own!
Actor Jared Leto relishes role as tech-savvy investor
  –  October 19, 2017
Jared Leto is known to many as an Oscar-winning actor ... which grew in popularity as Napster users shared its music on the now-defunct peer-to-peer network. He said his band was also one of the first itself online. "When you're a musician, you have ...
Pretty much everyone hates the idea of a Hugh Hefner biopic starring Jared Leto
  –  October 4, 2017
“Jared Leto is playing Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner’s biopic and ... won an Academy Award for playing a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Get more of our music coverage on Flipboard. However, people could also view Leto as “a creepy ...
The Internet Loves Jared Leto's Sequined Cape at the VMAs Red Carpet
  –  August 28, 2017
Jared Leto sparkled down the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Sunday. The actor and 30 Seconds to Mars singer arrived with his band wearing a blue and green sequin Gucci cape over a high collar shirt patterned with flowers. People online went nuts ...
Jared Leto pays tribute to Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
  –  August 27, 2017
The MTV Video Music Awards struck a somber note Sunday when Jared Leto paid tribute to late rockers Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. The iconic rock artists — and longtime friends — took their own lives within two months of each other earlier this ...


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