Jared Leto

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Jared Leto

Born

12/26/1971, Bossier City, Louisiana

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Male
9.4
out of 10
User Rating
116 votes

Biography

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Born in Bossier City, Louisiana on December 26, 1971, Jared Leto lived a transient childhood thanks to his mother, who moved him and his brother Shannon to Haiti and then to a Colorado commune (and to some spots in between). The multitalented Leto initially enrolled at Philadelphia's University…more

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    • Jared Leto: Years ago, there was a rumor going around that I was dead because I was working in Ireland. Once I got back, people who seemed very upset would come up to me and say, "We thought you were dead!"

    • Jared Leto: I spent some time in prison. Just the normal stuff. Listen, I've had so much edge in my life, I don't need to contrive any. I'm not gonna front like Mr. Angst.

    • Jared Leto: I don't think [Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you'd be much more shocked.

    • Jared Leto: I showed up in LA with $500 and a backpack and I stayed at a shelter, so nobody handed me anything. I worked for every single thing that I have.

    • Jared Leto: It's not like I'm hanging out at shopping malls or going to celebrity golf tournaments. I'm so in my own little world. I got my dog, my music, my brother, a couple of friends.

    • Jared Leto: You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay.

    • Jared: Well, the experience for me making a film is the most profound one. I really don't have any business watching the movie so much. Maybe I could watch it for entertainment purposes, but you have so little input and control of the final product once you're done that I feel like I just would rather leave it alone. It kind of leaves me in a place where every film I do, I'm kind of having to reinvent and figure out how to start again fresh, and hopefully not repeat myself.

    • Jared: I was never interested in `Teen Beat` like roles. I just wanted to work.

    • Jared: There are some people who might look better if you smacked them in the head with a baseball bat.

    • Jared: I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away.

    • Jared: It's nice because I think a lot of people would rather stay home and play a video game these days then go to a rock show.

    • Jared: 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.

    • Jared: My coolest job was when I was 12 and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be. - Detour, November 1996.

    • Jared: High school is a dark place; I hung out with 'freaks.'

    • Jared: 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.

    • Jared: Teens are always shown as one dimensional. They're stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team.

    • Jared: I was very much in my own world, never the popular kid. But I had a great family, a great brother and mother.

    • Jared: Years ago, there was a rumor going around that I was dead because I was working in Ireland. Once I got back, people who seemed very upset would come up to me and say, "We thought you were dead!

    • Jared: DVD box sets are really good on a tour bus because you get hooked in for hours at a time while you're driving from Texas to Atlanta. I also just watched the first season of 24, I thought that was really good, too.

    • Jared: When I was a kid I was the king of mullets. If you're wearing a rock T-shirt and you're a fan of Rush - one of the greatest bands in the universe - you've got to have a mullet.

    • Jared: It was great growing up a nomad. To this day I still love hiking and back packing.

    • Jared: No, I don't wear contacts, and contrary to what some people have said, I do not have a glass eye.

    • Jared Leto: All of my roles have had their own unique set of challenges, and I enjoy that in some perverse, masochistic way. I'm always dying though! Maybe I have some kind of fetish.

    • Jared: I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theatre. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth.

    • Jared: I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Where to start when someone says rate Jared Leto. God its pretty hard for someone like me who is a big fan not only music wise but also TV and movie wise. I do think he has more potential to do big movies but he put Music on number one and I love that.moreless

    10
    He and his band are the best thing that ever happened to the music industry because they show that you can still rock and be who you want to be and have people adore you're music. On stage he has this energy you can feel. Even when you are back home and checking his fan site and you watch pictures of him doing a show and he just smiles, runs around having such a blast up there. People singing along with his lyrics, people adoring him, almost dying when he touches them because he jumped in the audience again. He does not only just jump into the audience he did this show where he walked all the way to the back of the crowd. They normally only see a little blow on stage jumping around but him just walking up to the back so that they can also see him is just great. What I do dislike though is that some fans just pull him down. They want to touch him so bad that they pull and push which will make him realize sooner of later that he has to stop going into the audience and that will be such a bust for everyone who really loves him to throw himself at them. Haha, but okay to continue on Jared Leto and his great ways. I think that he is one of the most funniest people ever, in interviews he tents to be a jerk, but if he comes for his music they want to ask him about his movies and when it come to his movies they want to talk about his music. Jared made it pretty clear he wants to keep them separated. That's why he always takes the band with him when people want to interview him about his music. I think that the interviewers do need to pay some attention to the rest of the band because sometimes they only talk to Jared which frustrates loads of girl back home who adore Shannon and Tomo as well. So the thing is that I love Jared, not only because of his good looks, he is funny, has a great mind, knows how to entertain people. He is just great in so many ways. How can you hate him?moreless
  • Um...awesome dude....

    10
    i really do not know him as an actor, but i think his singing is so good. He has an awesome voice, great lungs, and screams as far as naturally possible. He also wrote most of the songs on his bands second CD, A beautiful Lie, and they have really good words, and meaning. My brother is in love with him, and i guess that proves how cool Jared Leto is. His band openend my world to the Alternative Rock world when i first hear 'The Kill', and i love that song, and it is my second favorite song ever. i think his band is really great!moreless
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