Jared Leto

Alternative rock, Organization leader

1971 –

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Who is Jared Leto?

Jared Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, musician, director, producer, activist, philanthropist and businessman. 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. He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt and received first notable critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine. Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line, Fight Club and American Psycho, as well as the lead role in Urban Legend, and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream. He later began focusing increasingly on his music career, returning to acting with Panic Room, Alexander, Lord of War, Lonely Hearts, Chapter 27, and Mr. Nobody. He made his directorial debut in 2012 with the documentary film Artifact.

Leto's performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, among numerous other accolades. Leto is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles.

Famous Quotes:

  • I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.
  • I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house.
  • All those reports that I sleep in my closet. I don't know how people get that. People are so obsessed with what you do at home.

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Dec 26, 1971
Bossier City
Also known as
  • Jared Joseph Leto
  • Bartholomew Cubbins
  • Angakok Panipaq
  • J
  • Jaro
  • United States of America
  • University of the Arts
  • School of Visual Arts
    Film and Video
  • Emerson Preparatory School
  • Flint Hill School
Lived in
  • Shreveport
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013


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