63 Facts About Jared Leto


Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor and musician.


Jared Leto then began focusing increasingly on music, returning to acting with Panic Room, Alexander, Lord of War, Chapter 27, and Mr Nobody.


Jared Leto has since starred in Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049, The Little Things, House of Gucci, and Morbius.


Jared Leto is the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a band he formed in 1998 with his older brother Shannon Jared Leto.


Jared Leto was born on December 26,1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Constance Jared Leto.


Jared Leto's parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his older brother, Shannon, lived with their mother and their maternal grandparents, Ruby and William Lee Metrejon.


Jared Leto moved frequently with his family from Louisiana to different cities around the country.


Jared Leto attended the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, now a part of George Washington University.


In 1992, Jared Leto moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in directing, intending to take acting roles on the side.


Jared Leto found minor roles on television shows but his first break came in 1994 when he was cast opposite Claire Danes as Jordan Catalano, her love interest, in the short-lived but well-reviewed ABC teen drama My So-Called Life.


Jared Leto later co-starred with Christina Ricci in The Last of the High Kings and got a supporting role in Switchback.


In 1997, Jared Leto starred in the biopic Prefontaine as Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine.


Jared Leto bore a striking resemblance to the real Prefontaine, adopting the athlete's voice and upright running style.


Jared Leto's portrayal received positive reviews from critics and is often considered his breakthrough role.


Jared Leto formed the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars in 1998 in Los Angeles, California with his brother Shannon.


In 1999, Jared Leto played a gay high school teacher who attracts the attentions of Robert Downey, Jr.


Jared Leto then portrayed Angel Face in Fight Club, a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, directed by David Fincher.


Jared Leto played Paul Allen, a rival of Patrick Bateman, in the psychological thriller American Psycho.


Jared Leto starved himself for months, losing 28 pounds to realistically play his heroin addict character.


Jared Leto's performance received critical acclaim by film critics who notably praised the actor's emotional courage in portraying the character's physical and mental degradation.


Jared Leto returned to acting in 2002 with the thriller Panic Room, which marked his second teaming with director David Fincher.


Jared Leto played the supporting role of Junior, a burglar who terrorizes Jodie Foster's character Meg Altman.


Jared Leto portrayed Hephaestion, the closest friend of Alexander the Great.


Jared Leto played Vitaly, the younger brother of illegal arms dealer Yuri Orlov.


In 2006, Jared Leto appeared in the neo-noir crime drama Lonely Hearts, the true story of the notorious "lonely hearts killers" of the 1940s, Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck.


Jared Leto drew inspiration from Bernardo Bertolucci's historical drama The Last Emperor as well as the work of Akira Kurosawa.


In 2007, Jared Leto starred in the biographical film Chapter 27.


Jared Leto portrayed Mark David Chapman, a fanatic fan of The Beatles and the murderer of John Lennon.


Jared Leto prepared for his role by relying on interviews with Chapman and on audiotapes recorded by a librarian the actor met during a visit to the inmate's hometown.


Jared Leto was forced to use a wheelchair due to the stress the sudden increase in weight put on his body.


Jared Leto's next short film was "A Beautiful Lie", which he directed under the pseudonym of Angakok Panipaq.


Jared Leto portrayed the title role of Nemo Nobody, the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality.


Jared Leto's role required him to play various versions of his character, from 34 to 118 years old, spending six hours daily for the full make-up and adopting the voice of an old-aged man.


In 2009, Jared Leto recruited scores of extras and all manner of surrealist street performers for the short film of "Kings and Queens", which features a critical mass movement founded with forward-thinking and eco-conscious intentions, through Los Angeles at night.


Jared Leto filmed "Closer to the Edge", a short film featuring tour footage, fan commentary and pictures of Thirty Seconds to Mars from their youth, during the band's Into the Wild Tour.


In 2012, Jared Leto made his directorial debut with the documentary film Artifact.


Jared Leto filmed the 2013 short film for "Up in the Air" at a now-defunct aerospace manufacturing building in Los Angeles, California.


Jared Leto described the concept of his next short film, "Do or Die", as a companion piece to "Closer to the Edge".


Jared Leto portrayed Rayon, a drug-addicted transgender woman with AIDS who befriends McConaughey's character Ron Woodroof.


Jared Leto stated the portrayal was grounded in his meeting transgender people while researching the role.


In 2014, Jared Leto premiered the documentary series Into the Wild, which tells the story behind the concert tour of the same name by Thirty Seconds to Mars that propelled the group into arenas around the world and was certified by the Guinness World Records as the longest running tour in the history of rock music.


Jared Leto received some attention for his method acting during the film's production.


Jared Leto's method acting on Suicide Squad reportedly involved sending unorthodox gifts to his fellow cast members, including live rats and bullets.


Jared Leto had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, and then he walked out.


Suicide Squad opened to generally negative reviews from critics, but Jared Leto's performance received some praise from critics despite his character's limited screen time.


That same month Jared Leto was cast as the villain Niander Wallace in the 2017 film Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Blade Runner.


Jared Leto later appeared in 2036: Nexus Dawn, a promotional short film that takes place before Blade Runner 2049 directed by Luke Scott and co-starring Benedict Wong.


Jared Leto played suspected serial killer Albert Sparma in John Lee Hancock's 2021 film The Little Things.


Jared Leto portrays fashion designer and business magnate Paolo Gucci in Ridley Scott's biographical crime drama film House of Gucci, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.


Jared Leto plays Adam Neumann alongside Anne Hathaway in Apple+'s 2022 WeCrashed about the rise and fall of the WeWork, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor in a Miniseries, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.


Jared Leto later confirmed his portrayal as Warhol on his Instagram in August 2020.


In 2010, Jared Leto launched The One and Only Golden Tickets, a full service company which operates worldwide and manages exclusive services for concerts, festivals, and events.


In 2012, Jared Leto became an investor in Surf Air, a California-based air service.


Jared Leto is a funder for Reddit and Robinhood Markets.


Jared Leto spoke out in support of LGBT rights group Freedom Action Inclusion Rights.


Jared Leto has been volunteering at the charity Art of Elysium, which helps children with serious medical conditions.


Jared Leto has supported the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, a program specializing in type 1 diabetes research and care.


Jared Leto supported Habitat for Humanity in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Jared Leto has supported Aid Still Required, a non-profit corporation committed to bringing attention and humanitarian aid to areas suffering from natural disasters or human crises.


Jared Leto spent a year in Haiti during his childhood, and returned there in January 2011 to "reconnect" with his former home following the tremor of January 2010.


On September 30,2014, Jared Leto hosted the event Haiti: The Journey Is the Destination in New York City, benefitting those affected by the 2010 earthquake in the Caribbean country.


In February 2015, Jared Leto was named a global ambassador for World Wide Fund for Nature, supporting online fundraisers and leading one for his 47th birthday in 2018.


Jared Leto began dating actress Cameron Diaz in 1999 and the couple became engaged in 2000.