Jared Leto

American actor and musician Jared Leto

Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, director, producer, occasional model and musician. Leto has appeared in both big budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. He rose to prominence for playing Jordan Catalano in the teenage drama My So-Called Life (1994). He later made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997).
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Just How Method Will Joaquin Phoenix Go to Play the Joker? - Vanity Fair
Google News - 15 days
Vanity Fair Just How Method Will Joaquin Phoenix Go to Play the Joker? Vanity Fair Last summer, as comic-book movie fans were still licking their wounds from the flash-band assault of Jared Leto's Joker in 2016's Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced that it was planning yet another film about everyone's favorite green-haired Batman ... Joaquin Phoenix Top Choice to Play Joker in Stand-Alone MovieHollywood Reporter Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play The Joker in DC origin movieEW.com (blog) Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play The Joker in DC's Standalone MovieComicbook.com cleveland.com -Business Insider -GQ Magazine -Den of Geek US all 89 news articles »
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Hanging Out With Jared Leto
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
An Oscar-winning actor who is also a tech entrepreneur, stadium-filling rock star, fashion icon and successful Silicon Valley investor? Welcome to the high-flying life of Jared Leto.
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Hanging Out With Jared Leto
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
An Oscar-winning actor who is also a tech entrepreneur, stadium-filling rock star, fashion icon and successful Silicon Valley investor? Welcome to the high-flying life of Jared Leto.
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Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington At VMAs With Touching Speech
Huffington Post - 6 months
"That voice will live forever.”
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Jared Leto and Margot Robbie to star in 'Joker and Harley Quinn' movie - Batman-News
Google News - 6 months
Batman-News Jared Leto and Margot Robbie to star in 'Joker and Harley Quinn' movie Batman-News What a crazy week of movie news! Yesterday we learned that Warner Bros. was developing a Joker origin movie that would take place outside of the DC Extended Universe, and tonight The Hollywood Reporter is back with news about a Joker movie that will ... and more »
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Motionless in White Cover Linkin Park's 'One Step Closer' in Honor of Chester Bennington - Loudwire
Google News - 7 months
Loudwire Motionless in White Cover Linkin Park's 'One Step Closer' in Honor of Chester Bennington Loudwire With Chester Bennington's death this past week, the musical tributes have started coming from a number of his peers. Motionless in White offered theirs Friday night (July 21) during an appearance at the Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi ... DISTURBED Guitarist Is Disgusted By Negative And Disrespectful Comments About CHESTER BENNINGTONBLABBERMOUTH.NET Linkin Park Filmed 'Carpool Karaoke' Before Chester Bennington's DeathBillboard Jared Leto pays tribute to Chester BenningtonPage Six SPIN -Alternative Nation (blog) -Bangor Daily News -Just Jared all 195 news articles »
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Jared Leto gets his price and more for Cahuenga Pass pad
LATimes - 7 months
The sale of Jared Leto’s Cahuenga Pass home has ended on a high note. The Oscar-winning actor and musician last month sold the property for $2.05 million, or $51,000 over the asking price. Built in 1955, the midcentury spread was previously owned by producer-director Michael McQuarn. Jimmy Durante,...
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Why it's time Hollywood let trans voices tell, and embody, their own stories
LATimes - 8 months
Jared Leto won an Oscar for it. Jeffrey Tambor won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for it. But when the actors took off the hair and makeup that helped turn them into transgender women, left in the mirror were two cisgender men. Herein lies the problem with Hollywood casting. It reinforces the notion...
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Man Buns Land On Cover Of The New Yorker, Hopefully Signaling The End
Huffington Post - 8 months
Men who wear man buns: you’ve officially been recognized. The hairstyle made famous by Jared Leto ― and worn by every living, breathing hipster in Brooklyn ― has finally reached peak trendiness and landed itself on the cover of The New Yorker.  The artwork shows a heavily tattooed man wearing a tank top, laser-focused on crafting a top knot for his long hair:  Artist Peter de Sève, who created the cover, told the magazine about his muse(s) for the artwork:  “Brooklyn’s eccentricities are an endless font of inspiration for a guy in my line of work,” de Sève said. “I live in Park Slope, and my covers are often inspired by a person or place a few blocks from my home—if not right outside my window.”  Though the hairstyle took off a few years ago, this cover is proof the man bun’s popularity hasn’t slowed down one bit. At one point, Groupon even offered clip-on man buns for men who wanted the hairstyle but didn’t quite have the long locks to achieve it:  Consideri...
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Laverne Cox Opens Up About Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Women
Huffington Post - 8 months
With Season Five of “Orange Is The New Black” released earlier this month, Laverne Cox has a lot to say about her groundbreaking role in the Netflix hit, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2014. Always opinionated and wonderfully energetic, Cox, in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress, opened up about so much else, too ― including trans actors like herself playing non-trans roles, and cisgender male actors playing transgender women. “Prisons are working exactly the way they’re supposed to,” she first explained bluntly, in discussing how her character, Sophia Bursett, a transgender prison inmate, spent much of Season 4 in solitary confinement, a reality faced by so many transgender women of color in prison. “Prisons have existed, really, as this new Jim Crow. As a way to enslave black people. And that brutality is working exactly as it’s supposed to.” Though someone like her could be a success today, Cox said, our institutions, including our electoral system ― as re...
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Young Jack Sparrow And More: Chats With Anthony De La Torre And Ray Scott, Plus A Legion Exclusive And A Paul Simon CD/DVD Review
Huffington Post - 9 months
LEGION’S “CAPER 1” EXCLUSIVE/PREMIERE Composer Jeff Russo (also of Tonic and Low Stars fame) shares “Caper 1,” a track taken from the second volume of Lakeshore Records’ soundtrack to FX Network’s mind-bending show Legion. The track is a signature slice of the striking score that is both hypnotically pointed and ominously orchestral, helping to propel the listener through the hyper creative plot points of the acclaimed drama. Lakeshore Records releases Legion Season 1 Volume 2—Original Television Soundtrack digitally today. According to Jeff Russo... "So glad to be releasing volume two of the season one score. There were a number of cues that we just couldn't let out of the bag until after we aired.” A Conversation with Anthony De La Torre Mike Ragogna: So am I speaking with Anthony or Jack? Anthony De La Torre: [laughs] I never break character, friend. No, definitely Anthony. MR: Thank God. Who wants to talk to a pirate anyway. ...
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Justin Bieber Wore A Cowboy Hat, And Twitter Had Some Thoughts
Huffington Post - 9 months
Justin Bieber is all for taking fashion risks.  The 23-year-old singer stepped out in New York City on Wednesday wearing a gold jacket that spelled “Bieber” on the back, Adidas shorts, $60 yoga pants from his merch line, Adidas sneakers and a cowboy hat. He added a green straw and carried Yeezys Boosts to complete his unique look.  Naturally, Twitter couldn’t handle the bold combination:  what in tarnacito pic.twitter.com/OIY5rhz7DK — Four Pins (@Four_Pins) May 31, 2017 if this photo of justin bieber wearing a cowboy hat with a handful of yeezys doesn't make you audibly gasp, i don't know what will pic.twitter.com/yL3C76s80r — (@WilldeFries) May 31, 2017 friend: whos ur fav cowboy? me: justin bieber friend: hes not a me: u were sayin!!! #Justin4MMVA pic.twitter.com/HrvCxVMgUt — Tess Bieber (@RareBiebz) May 31, 2017 He and Jared Leto are on two paths, but seem to be headed in the same direction. — Connie Wang...
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ASAP Rocky, Tom Hiddleston and Jared Leto Party With Gucci
NYTimes - about 1 year
After showing the fall collection, the designer Alessandro Michele hosted the after-party.
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Sorry Internet, But Men Have Been Wearing Chokers For Decades
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The internet had their chokers a little too tightly wound on Tuesday when word spread that Asos offers chokers for men. Just one day later, Matt Lauer got some attention on the “Today” show for trying one on: What a time. pic.twitter.com/ygKf8AiJ70 — Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) January 4, 2017 But we cannot sit idly by a second longer without calling attention to the fact that a) everyone should wear whatever they want, whenever they want and b) men have been wearing chokers for decades. It is in that spirit that we present to you some of our favorite men-in-choker moments, in no particular order, because they are all equally epic, gosh darn it.   Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano in “My So-Called Life”  OK, we lied. This one is our favorite. Jordan Catalano forever.  Mick Jagger Waiting to see a replica of this one on the internet in 3..2.. David Bowie Just one of Bowie’s many iconic fashion moments.  Lenny Kravitz Before t...
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An All-Female DC Villains Movie Starring Margot Robbie Is Actually Happening
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We can all agree that Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was just about the only thing that worked in “Suicide Squad,” right? Amid the hordes of blob people, deafening music cues and a Joker we’ll never forgive Jared Leto for, Robbie shined, perfecting Quinn’s manic laugh, tough-as-nails personality and seriously skewed sense of right and wrong.  DC also apparently took notice, because Robbie is set to re-team with “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer for an all-female DC villains movie titled “Gotham City Sirens,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Inspired by the Sirens comic book series starring Quinn alongside other classic Gotham City baddies like Catwoman and Poison Ivy, the film will reportedly feature the “top female villains from the DC stable.” Ayer will direct and produce the film, while Robbie will star and executive produce. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who penned the screenplays for the upcoming “Tomb Raider” movie and “Sherlock Holmes 3,” is set to write the scrip...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jared Leto
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In September 2016, it was announced that Leto would play Andy Warhol in a biopic written by Terence Winter and produced by Michael De Luca.
    In August 2016, Leto has expressed interest in reprising his role as the Joker in future DC Extended Universe instalments, including Ben Affleck's Batman solo film.
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    In April 2016, it was announced that Leto would appear in the 2017 film The Outsider, directed by Martin Zandvliet.
    In 2016, he played the DC Comics supervillain Joker in the DC Extended Universe film Suicide Squad.
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    In February 2015, Leto was named a global ambassador for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    On September 30, 2014, 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.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In May 2012, he expressed support after hearing that Barack Obama had endorsed same-sex marriage.
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    In 2012, he chaired a Gen44 event, a campaign set up by Obama to energize voters under 40.
    In 2012, Leto became an investor in Surf Air, a California-based air service.
    In 2012, Leto made his directorial debut with the documentary film Artifact.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In 2011, Leto launched the online platform VyRT.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, 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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  • 2009
    Age 37
    In October 2009, he raised money to the campaign against California Proposition 8, created by opponents of same-sex marriage to overturn the California Supreme Court decision that had legalized same-sex marriage.
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    In 2009, 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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    Leto's next film was the 2009 science fiction drama Mr. Nobody, directed by Jaco Van Dormael.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    In the 2008 presidential election, Leto supported Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.
  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Leto starred in the biographical film Chapter 27.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, 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.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    Leto's next film was the 2004 biographical film Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, Leto and Cameron Diaz ended their four-year relationship.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Leto returned to acting in 2002 with the thriller Panic Room, which marked his second teaming with director David Fincher.
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    During this period Leto focused increasingly on his music career, working with producers Bob Ezrin and Brian Virtue on his band's debut album 30 Seconds to Mars, which was released on August 27, 2002, in the United States through Immortal and Virgin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 27
    He began dating actress Cameron Diaz in 1999 and the couple became engaged in 2000.
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    In 1999, Leto played a gay high school teacher who attracts the attentions of Robert Downey, Jr. in Black and White, and got a supporting role in the drama Girl, Interrupted, an adaptation of the memoir of the same name by Susanna Kaysen.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    Leto formed the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars in 1998 in Los Angeles, California with his brother Shannon.
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    After landing the lead role of a British aristocrat in the 1998 drama Basil, Leto starred in the horror Urban Legend.
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  • 1997
    Age 25
    In 1997, Leto starred in the biopic Prefontaine in which he played the role of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine.
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  • 1995
    Age 23
    The same year, he made his television film debut starring alongside Alicia Silverstone in Cool and the Crazy, and landed his first film role in the 1995 drama How to Make an American Quilt.
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  • 1994
    Age 22
    He 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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  • 1992
    Age 20
    In 1992, Leto moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in directing, intending to take acting roles on the side.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Jared Joseph Leto was born on December 26, 1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Constance Leto (née Metrejon).
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