10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jared Leto
Jared Leto is without a doubt one of Hollywood’s most talented actors. He got his start on television almost 20 years ago and he quickly moved on to movies after that. His performances over the years have earned much critical acclaim, as he goes above and beyond to become the characters he plays. Now that he is celebrating his birthday, we have 10 things that you didn’t know about the talented and handsome actor:
10. Method actor
The lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars is known for fully immersing himself in all of the roles he takes on. For his role in Requiem for a Dream, he abstained from sex for two months, lost 25 pounds and he reportedly lived on the streets in Brooklyn to help him prepare for his role as a heroin addict. When he played John Lennon’s killer in Chapter 27, he also went method. He gained more than 60 pounds to play Mark Chapman. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club as the transgender woman, Rayon, he dropped 30 pounds, waxed his entire body and stayed in character for the duration of filming.
9. Thirty Seconds to Mars
The acclaimed actor – who had a fictional band, Frozen Embryos, on My So-Called Life – started his own band Thirty Seconds to Mars with Tomo Milicevic and his brother Shannon Leto in 1998. Leto is the lead singer while Shannon plays drums and percussion and Tomo plays lead guitar, bass, violin, keyboards and other instruments. Leto also writes the majority of the band’s songs. The band’s quite successful. They went from playing in the cellars of pizza places to headlining festivals overseas and large theatres in the United States.