44 Facts About Jared Leto

1. Jared Leto won the Academy Award for best-supporting actor for his role as a transgendered woman named Rayon in the film 'Dallas Buyers Club' in 2014.

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2. Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director.

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3. Jared Leto had a 1-month relationship with American Socialite Paris Hilton during 2008.

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4. In 2014, Jared Leto won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as a transgendered woman named Rayon in the film Dallas Buyers Club.

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5. Jared Leto appeared in his first film role in 1995, in How to Make An American Quilt.

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

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7. Jared Leto is the lead singer of the popular band 30 Seconds to Mars, which he founded with brother Shannon.

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8. Jared Leto started the band 30 Seconds to Mars in 1998 with his older brother, drummer Shannon Leto.

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9. Jared Leto played club regular Angel Face in the cult classic Fight Club and had major roles in Girl, Interrupted and American Psycho (2000).

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10. Jared Leto made his big-screen debut in a small part in How to Make an American Quilt and then starred as an Irish teenager in the coming-of-age movie The Last of the High Kings (1996; American title Summer Fling).

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11. Jared Leto studied painting at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before moving to Los Angeles.

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12. Jared Leto lives a vegan lifestyle and supports animal rights.

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13. Jared Leto has two younger half-brothers from his father's second marriage.

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14. Jared Leto hosted an AMA not just once, but twice last year, answering questions about everything from his favorite movie to being vegan to how he stays looking so young.

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15. Jared Leto is the vocalist and guitarist of the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

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16. Jared Leto had a part in Phone Booth which was deleted from the theatrical cut.

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17. Jared Leto went on to snag his first lead role in Prefontaine, based on long-distance Olympian Steven Prefontaine.

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18. Jared Leto is an actor known for roles in the films Requiem for a Dream and Dallas Buyers Club.

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19. 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.

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20. 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.

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21. 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.

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

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23. Jared Leto is a funder for Reddit and Robinhood Markets.

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

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25. 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.

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26. On June 27, 2018, it was announced that Jared Leto will star and Daniel Espinosa will direct.

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27. In February 2017, it was announced that Jared Leto would direct the thriller 77 for Paramount Pictures.

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28. In September 2016, it was announced that Jared Leto would play Andy Warhol in a biopic written by Terence Winter and produced by Michael De Luca.

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29. Jared Leto described the concept of his next short film, "Do or Die", as a companion piece to "Closer to the Edge" (2010).

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30. Jared Leto described it as a "bizarre and hallucinogenic journey through an incredibly surreal landscape.

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

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

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33. 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.

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

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

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36. Jared Leto said, "The idea of isolation, identity, and self discovery were all elements present in the song.

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

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

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39. In 1997, Jared Leto starred in the biopic Prefontaine in which he played the role of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine.

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40. Jared Leto found minor roles on television shows but his first break came in 1994, after 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.

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

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42. Jared 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.

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43. Jared Leto is known to be selective about his film roles.

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44. Jared Leto made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997).

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