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Jared Leto net worth:
$40 Million

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Jared Leto Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Jared Leto was born on 26 December 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana USA, of partly Cajun ancestry (his mother’s side). He is a phenomenal actor, musician, singer, songwriter and director who is exceptionally passionate and dedicated to what he does, which led to his fame and success in both movie and music industries.

Jared Leto Net Worth $40 Million

It only makes sense that a person of such great talent and creativity earns a great amount of money. Sources estimate Jared’s current net worth to be $40 million. It is a great sum of money but he absolutely deserves it.

Jared’s commitment and original approach to art might be linked with the fact that he was surrounded by artistic people during his childhood. His mother, Constance Leto, was a part of the hippie movement and saw it as her duty to let her children freely express their creativity. After graduating from Flint High School, Jared studied at the University of the Arts (located in Philadelphia), then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York. Jared intended to begin his career mainly as a director and took on a few acting roles as a side-job. However, when in 1994 he appeared as Jordan Catalano in ABC’s drama “My-so-Called-Life”, his acting career took off. A year after that, he appeared in his first movie, entitled “How to Make an American Quilt”.

Jared is known as a method actor who tends to delve into the deepest parts of his character’s personality which he sometimes achieves by drastically altering his own lifestyle. Such intense devotion to the craft usually leads to great results. In 1997 Jared Leto played a role in a biographical film “Prefontaine” which was an important milestone in the actor’s career – he managed to incredibly accurately resemble the athlete and it lead to the film’s success and Leto’s recognition as a great actor. The role that people mostly relate to Jared’s name is probably his portrayal of Harry Goldfarb, a drug addict in the intense psychological drama “Requiem for a Dream”. At that point, Jared Leto was already a famous actor and music star. Another movie that has added a lot to Jared’s net worth was the biographical drama “Dallas Buyer’s Club” (2013) – he won an AACTA, Critic’s Choice Movie Award, Hollywood Film, Academy Award, a Golden Globe and many other awards in the nomination of Best Supporting Actor. Another example of the seriousness with which Jared takes his craft was a massive weight gain to play “Mark David Chapman”, infamous murderer of John Lennon, in the movie Chapter 27 (2007). Of course all these roles help improve Jared’s net worth considerably.

Another important part of Jared Leto’s life has always been music and song writing. In 1998 he finally formed a rock band called “Thirty Seconds to Mars” together with his brother Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. While their first album, released in 2002 and titled “30 Seconds to Mars” was fairly successful, they reached worldwide success and recognition with their second album entitled “A Beautiful Lie”, released in 2005. After that, they released two more albums: “This is War” in 2009 and “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams” in 2013 which were both successful and added a nice number to Jared’s already impressive net worth. Naturally, Jared’s net worth rose steadily after each release.

In his personal life, Jared dated Cameron Diaz between 1999 and 2003. Nowadays, he tends to keep his private life separate from his public one and there is not much known.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blade Runner 2049 2017 filming
The Outsider 2017 filming Nick Lowell
Berlin, I Love You pre-production rumored
Purple Lamborghini 2016 Short The Joker
Suicide Squad 2016 The Joker
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 Rayon
Mr. Nobody 2009 Nemo Adult Old Nemo
Chapter 27 2007 Mark David Chapman
Lonely Hearts 2006 Ray Fernandez
Lord of War 2005 Vitaly Orlov
Alexander 2004 Hephaistion
Sol Goode 2003 Rock Star Wannabe (uncredited)
Highway 2002/I Jack
Panic Room 2002 Junior
Sunset Strip 2000 Glen Walker
Requiem for a Dream 2000 Harry Goldfarb
American Psycho 2000 Paul Allen
Girl, Interrupted 1999 Tobias Jacobs
Fight Club 1999 Angel Face
Black & White 1999/I Casey
The Thin Red Line 1998 2nd Lt. Whyte
Urban Legend 1998 Paul Gardener
Basil 1998 Basil
Switchback 1997 Lane Dixon
Prefontaine 1997 Steve Prefontaine
The Last of the High Kings 1996 Frankie Griffin
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Beck
My So-Called Life 1994-1995 TV Series Jordan Catalano
Cool and the Crazy 1994 TV Movie Michael
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series Michael
Almost Home 1993 TV Series Rick Aiken
Camp Wilder 1992-1993 TV Series Dexter

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
888.com World Grand Prix 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mune: Guardian of the Moon 2014 writer: "Closer to the Edge"
Fury 2014 writer: "Up In The Air" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
When the Game Stands Tall 2014 writer: "Do or Die"
Circus Halligalli 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
City of Angels 2013/II Short writer: "City of Angels"
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 writer: "City Of Angels Acoustic" - uncredited
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert 2013 Documentary writer: "Alibi"
North America 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air 2013 Video short writer: "Up In The Air"
Mulatschag 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2 Coelhos 2012 writer: "Kings & Queens"
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skyline 2010 writer: "Kings and Queens"
X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ward 2010 writer: "Capricorn"
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 writer: "A Beautiful Lie"
La doppia ora 2009 writer: "A Beautiful Lie" - uncredited
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "The Kill"
WALL·E 2008 writer: "A Beautiful Lie"
Premiya Muz-TV 2008 2008 TV Special lyrics: "From Yesterday", "Was It A Dream?", "Attack" / music: "From Yesterday", "Was It A Dream?", "Attack"
Without a Trace 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 2007 2006 Video Game writer: "Battle of One"
Madden NFL 2006 2005 Video Game writer: "Attack"
The Core 2003 "Echelon"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holy Hell 2016 Documentary executive producer
Into the Wild 2014-2015 TV Series documentary producer - 17 episodes
City of Angels 2013/II Short producer
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air 2013 Video short producer
Artifact 2012 Documentary producer
30 Seconds to Mars: The Making of 'The Ride' 2010 TV Movie producer
Chapter 27 2007 executive producer
Sol Goode 2003 co-producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Wide Open 2016 Documentary short
Beyond the Horizon Directed by Jared Leto 2015 TV Series documentary
Into the Wild 2014-2015 TV Series documentary 16 episodes
City of Angels 2013/II Short as Bartholomew Cubbins
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air 2013 Video short as Bartholomew Cubbins
Artifact 2012 Documentary as Bartholomew Cubbins
30 Seconds to Mars: The Making of 'The Ride' 2010 TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Wild 2014-2015 TV Series documentary 17 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City of Angels 2013/II Short
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air 2013 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Wild 2014 TV Series documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardcore Henry 2015 special thanks
The Ladder 2013 Short special thanks
Aqua Seafoam Shame 2012 Documentary grateful thanks
Stories We Tell 2012 Documentary thanks
Skyline 2010 special thanks
48 Hours in Purgatory 2009 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / First Guru
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
Great Wide Open 2016 Documentary short Himself
Conan 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Zedd True Colors 2016 Documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Suicide Squad
La noche de los Oscar 2016 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Dawn of the Justice League 2016 TV Short Himself - The Joker
Celebrity Style Story 2015 TV Series Himself
American Music Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Himself
Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer 2015 Documentary Himself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Into the Wild 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Evening Urgant 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Bystander Revolution 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Vyrt: 30 Seconds to Mars Carnivores Tour Concert at Hollywood Bowl 2014 TV Movie Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - 30 Seconds to Mars
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner / Presenter
C 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
On the Wall: Thirty Seconds to Mars 2014 TV Movie Himself
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner / Presenter
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2013 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
WatchMojo 2013 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
City of Angels 2013/II Short Himself (as Thirty Seconds to Mars)
Rock in Rio 2013 TV Series Himself
2013 MTV Video Music Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Circus Halligalli 2013 TV Series Himself
Young Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air 2013 Video short Himself (as Thirty Seconds to Mars)
The Hour 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Artifact 2012 Documentary Himself
SesioneS con Alejandro Franco 2012 TV Series Himself
Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special 2011 Documentary short Himself
2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
TT3D: Closer to the Edge 2011 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fearne and... 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself (as 30 Seconds to Mars)
Boombox All Access with 30 Seconds to Mars 2010 TV Movie Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
30 Seconds to Mars: The Making of 'The Ride' 2010 TV Movie Himself - Guitar / Lead Vocals
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Host of the VIP Bar
MTV Asia Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Host / Winner
Premiya Muz-TV 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Performer (as 30 Seconds to Mars)
Hotel Gramercy Park 2008 Documentary Himself
TRL Italy 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
B InTune TV 2008 TV Series Guest star
MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner (as 30 Seconds to Mars)
The Making of 'Lonely Hearts' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Down & Dirty 2007 TV Series Himself
30 Seconds to Mars Makes a Video: From Yesterday 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Guitar / Lead Vocals
Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Armenian Genocide 2006 TV Movie documentary voice
The Making of 'Lord of War' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow 2005 Documentary Himself
The Standard 2005 TV Series Himself - Actor
Perfect Is the Enemy of Good 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Death of 'Alexander' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander 2005 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood High 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Player$ 2003 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Panic Room' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
The Making of 'Requiem for a Dream' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Wild Life Adventures 1998 TV Series Himself
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
In a New Light: Sex Unplugged 1995 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - 30 Seconds to Mars
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Supporting Actor - International Competition Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Supporting Actor - International Competition Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Supporting Actor (Melhor Actor Secundário) Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2012 Audience Award Gotham Awards Artifact (2012) · Emma Ludbrook
2012 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Documentary Artifact (2012)
2007 Audience Award Zurich Film Festival Best Performance Chapter 27 (2007)
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Prince of Darkness
1999 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble The Thin Red Line (1998) · Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Adrien Brody
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John Cusack
· John C. Reilly
· Woody Harrelson
· Miranda Otto
· George Clooney
· John Travolta
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year - Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Guardian Film Award Guardian Film Awards, UK Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Dallas Buyers Club (2013) · Matthew McConaughey
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Dallas Buyers Club (2013) · Jennifer Garner
· Matthew McConaughey
· Denis O'Hare
· Dallas Roberts
· Steve Zahn
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Best Music Video Camerimage 30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air (2013)
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 Audience Award SXSW Film Festival 24 Beats Per Second Artifact (2012)
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Direction · 30 Seconds to Mars
2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Editing · Michael Bryson
· Stefanie Visser
· Daniel Carberry
· 30 Seconds to Mars
2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Cinematography · Benoît Debie
· Rob Witt
· Daniel Carberry
· 30 Seconds to Mars
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Requiem for a Dream (2000) · Jennifer Connelly
· Marlon Wayans
· Ellen Burstyn

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2014 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
2013 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
1996 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

TitleSalary
Suicide Squad (2016) $6,993,007
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) $4,329,004
Chapter 27 (2007) $3,246,753

#Fact
1 Leto attempted to invest in Instagram prior to the company's acquisition by Facebook. He met with the company four days before the acquisition, but was unsuccessful in making a deal. He also unsuccessfully tried to invest in Oculus and feels he missed out because he didn't get involved fast enough.
2 With the help of NASA, Thirty Seconds to Mars sent a copy of the debut single from their album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams, into space in 2013. The single, "Up In the Air" was played inside of the International Space Station.
3 Leto was loaned artwork from conceptual British artist, Damien Hirst, to appear in the music video for "Up In the Air." Hirst's art eventually became the album cover art for the Thirty Seconds to Mars album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams.
4 The music video shot for the Thirty Seconds to Mars single, "Up In the Air," was shot over 4 days in Long Beach, CA. The video was produced and directed by Leto under is pseudonym, Bartholomew Cubbins. The video went on to win Best Rock Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
5 Leto started working on the Thirty Seconds to Mars documentary, Artifact (2012), in 2008. The film wasn't released until it premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
6 Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, is managed by the high-profile industry manager, Irving Azoff. Along with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Azoff has managed artists such as The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Van Halen, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, and No Doubt. Leto also featured Azoff in the 2012 music documentary, Artifact (2012).
7 Even though Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, was in support of their album "Love Lust Faith + Dreams" in the wake of Dallas Buyers Club (2013), his band mates (Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic ) never saw him in character as Rayon. Leto's explanation was that he thinks they would have felt uncomfortable because he was in character all the time. He did receive visits from his mother, Constance, while he was in character.
8 Leto's tattoos have all been given by legendary tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney. Mahoney also has tattooed Leto's brother, Shannon Leto and mostly tattooed the brothers inside their own homes, not in a tattoo shop.
9 Leto was revealed as the face of the Gucci Guilty fragrance campaign in September 2016.
10 He has said he wouldn't consider a solo music career unless he felt that he wanted to release material that wasn't fitting or appropriate for his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
11 In order to gain the 62lbs required for his role in Chapter 27 (2007), Leto would eat massive amounts of pizza, pasta, and microwaved pints of chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice cream mixed with olive oil and soy sauce. He lost the weight over a 7-week period, including not eating at all for the first 10 days after filming wrapped.
12 Leto traveled to India to begin writing new music after Thirty Seconds to Mars wrapped up their 2-year tour in support of their third studio album, "This Is War.".
13 Stated in an interview that his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad (2016) was the "role of a lifetime".
14 Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1995].
15 Leto developed a severe case of a bronchial Staph infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) in 2011 while on tour with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars. The infection caused him to cough and have difficulty breathing for an entire year. Despite his illness, the band refused to cancel any show.
16 The music video for "This is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars is the only one of the band's music videos since 2006 that Leto did not direct. He directs and produces the band's music videos under the pseudonym, Bartholomew Cubbins.
17 Leto's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, won the MTV Video Music Awards statue for Best Rock Video in 2010 for "Kings and Queens." The band won a second VMA statue in 2013 in the same category for "Up in the Air.".
18 Leto is a natural brunette, but he has sported several different hairstyles and hair colors throughout his career. These include a bright pink mohawk with bleached sides, dyed blue hair, bleached blonde hair, long dyed black hair, and dyed green hair for his role in Suicide Squad (2016).
19 He returned to Haiti in January 2011 in the wake of the 2010 earthquake to provide aid and assistance to those affected by the natural disaster. Leto previously lived in Haiti as a child, but the 2011 trip marked the first time he had been back in over 20 years.
20 Leto and his 30 Seconds to Mars band mates promote theme nights when they go on tour so their shows are never the same. Previous show themes include pirates, superheroes, zombies, anime, yuppies, neon colors, military, and sports. The members of the band dress up and encourage the audience members to show up in costume and bring props.
21 The makeup application for the Joker's tattoos and pale skin in Suicide Squad (2016) required Leto to sit in the makeup chair for 4-5 hours each day.
22 Leto gained over 20lbs of muscle as part of his physical transformation into the Joker for Suicide Squad (2016).
23 The video for the song "A Beautiful Lie" by his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, was shot on location in Greenland. The band hauled their own equipment on and off of live glaciers to achieve the shoot.
24 Leto utilizes a pseudonym when he directs short films and music videos. The Dr. Seuss inspired name, Bartholomew Cubbins, is utilized because he feels that having his real name attached as the director distracts the viewers.
25 Leto directed a documentary feature titled Artifact (2012) that surrounded 30 Seconds to Mars' struggle with their record label, Virgin/EMI. It was shot in 2008 as a future promo project for the band's third studio album, but it turned into a full-length feature about the harsh truths of the music business. It was officially released in 2013 and managed to take home the People's Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, as well as the 2013 Gotham Award for Viewers Choice.
26 Leto holds two world records. He and his 30 Second to Mars band mates, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic, were inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 for holding the longest consecutive concert tour, spanning over 300 shows over a two year period. Leto also has the highest documented score for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the SEGA Mega Drive.
27 Leto was offered a key role in the Clint Eastwood film, Flags of Our Fathers (2006), but he turned it down due to touring commitments he had with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
28 Leto moved to Haiti when he was just 12 years old because his mother, Constance, was working with a medical charity. After the 2010 earthquake, he traveled back to Haiti to aid and assist the people. He also published a book filled with photos and experiences from his trip and donated all of the profits to Haitian charities.
29 His characters are often maimed or disfigured in some way: his character in Fight Club (1999) is beaten beyond recognition, he was killed with an axe in American Psycho (2000), severely burned in Panic Room (2002), had his arm amputated in Requiem for a Dream (2000), and suffers burns to the face in Suicide Squad (2016).
30 Leto's film debut was as a young man named Beck in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) alongside Winona Ryder and Ellen Burstyn. He later reunited with Ryder in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and with Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (2000).
31 He only uses two custom designed McSwain electric guitars while performing with 30 Seconds to Mars: a black one named Artemis and a white one named Pythagoras. Both guitars are equipped with a Gryphon that Leto drew himself.
32 As of 2016, Leto only has 22 film credits.
33 He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City before transferring to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
34 Leto originally turned down the role of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) as he was focusing on his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, and had existing touring commitments. After reading the script, he accepted the role and started making his physical transformation.
35 He was crowned the "sexiest vegetarian alive" by PETA in 2014.
36 All of Leto's tattoos are related to his band, 30 Seconds to Mars:
  • The Latin phrase "Provehito In Altum" is tattooed across his right collar bone. The phrase serves as the band's motto and roughly translates into 'launch forth into the depth.'
  • The Alchemy triangle symbol for air, also the band's "triad" logo, is tattooed on the exterior of both of his forearms.
  • The red "glyph" symbol is tattooed on the inside of his right wrist.
  • The Orbis Epsilon, a circle divided into two parts with four arrows shooting out, is a favorite shape of the band. Leto revealed the back tattoo after he hit 1 million Twitter followers.
  • The Echelon "X" symbol, that is also part of his band's iconography, is tattooed on the inside of Leto's left forearm.
  • He has large Roman arrows tattooed on the back of both calves.
37 Leto created his own live-streaming concert platform called Vyrt. The service gives fans everywhere an up-close and personal access to his band, 30 Seconds to Mars. He has also used Vyrt to promote and stream his personal film projects such as the documentary series Into the Wild and Great Wide Open (2016).
38 Leto purchased a 100,000 square foot former Air Force compound in Los Angeles to convert into a living space. It's complete with a swimming pool, gym, control tower, soundstage, screening rooms, and an actual guillotine. It's also the same location that's rumored to have been the location where the government shot the B-roll footage for the moon landing.
39 Leto is also a successful tech investor with stakes in over 50 companies such as Airbnb, Nest, Reddit, Uber, Slack, Zenefits, Stripe, and Uber. He was an initial investor in Nest prior to Google's $3.2M acquisition. In addition to his investments, Leto also has 4 of his own startup companies including the online streaming platform, VyRT. He claims that investments could one day be more lucrative than the film and music industries, and credits his entrepreneurial skills to his experiences dealing with the music industry.
40 He signed up for a 12-week acting course after he first moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s and barely showed up for it. He never went through any other acting classes or training.
41 To prepare for his role as Harry in Requiem for a Dream (2000), he lived on the streets of New York City with heroin junkies. While the real junkies were shooting up heroin, Leto would shoot up water to understand the feeling of how injecting yourself with a substance felt like.
42 Jean-Marc Vallée and Leto's co-star, Matthew McConaughey, both claim they never actually met Jared Leto until after filming wrapped on Dallas Buyers Club (2013) because he was always in character.
43 Director David Ayer nicknamed Leto's version of the Joker, 'Smiley.'.
44 He got the part of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) after a Skype call with director Jean-Marc Vallée. Leto took the call dressed as a woman and hit on Vallée for up to 25 minutes.
45 To prepare for the role of the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016), Leto watched hours of real crime footage on YouTube until he couldn't watch anymore. His reasoning was to understand how calm and deliberate a criminal can be and he wanted to apply that to the character.
46 Leto tore his labrum while performing a stunt for Suicide Squad (2016).
47 He sent gifts to fellow Suicide Squad (2016) cast members including bullets, sex toys, a live rat to co-star Margot Robbie, and condoms that had been removed from the packaging.
48 As of 2016, Jared has been in two films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Thin Red Line (1998) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
49 He lost 35 pounds for his Oscar winning role as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.
50 The first actor to play The Joker in a film that wasn't centered around Batman.
51 He is the third actor to have won an Oscar and play the Joker in live-action. The first two are Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
52 On the RockStar Taste of Chaos tour with The Used, Senses Fail, Saosin, Aiden, Evaline, and Chidos. [February 2007]
53 "A Beautiful Lie" has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales over 1 million. [January 2007]
54 In NYC with his band 30 Seconds To Mars for their Into The Wild tour. [April 2010]
55 Touring Italy with 30 Seconds to Mars, performing in Milan and Pisa. [June 2007]
56 He and his band 30 Seconds to Mars is touring Europe together with Linkin Park. [May 2007]
57 His band is on tour with Audioslave. [October 2005]
58 In Florianópolis, Brazil. To pass the new year with his friend from Incubus, Brandon Boyd. [December 2007]
59 August 30th release of his band's second album, A Beautiful Lie. [August 2005]
60 He and his brother, Shannon Leto, along with bandmates in 30 Seconds to Mars have since gone overseas to finish up tracking on their new album. [October 2004]
61 "A Beautiful Lie" has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000. [September 2006]
62 Is in an "undisclosed location" overseas. [Said to been have seen in South Africa.] [September 2004]
63 Preparing for the Into The Wild world tour. [January 2010]
64 Shooting the video for "A Beautiful Lie" in Greenland. [August 2007]
65 His band 30 Seconds to Mars will start their first headlining tour, Forever Night Never Day, on March 4, 2006 in Salt Lake City. The tour will be running through April 30th ending in San Francisco. [March 2006]
66 He has English, Cajun (French), as well as Irish, German, Scottish, and distant Spanish, ancestry. "Leto" was the surname of Jared's stepfather/adoptive father.
67 Grew up in a hippie community with his mother Constance Leto, step-father and brother Shannon Leto.
68 Although he lives in Los Angeles, his favorite city is New York City.
69 Was writer/director Joby Harold's first choice to play "Clayton Beresford", the male lead in 2007's Awake (2007). He later backed out due to scheduling conflicts with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, and was replaced by Hayden Christensen.
70 He has two younger half-brothers from his father's second marriage.
71 Had a part in Phone Booth (2002) which was deleted from the theatrical cut.
72 He turned down a key role in Flags of Our Fathers (2006) in order to commit his time to his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
73 Has been diagnosed with gout after undergoing dramatic weight loss. He packed on 62 pounds for his role in Chapter 27 (2007). [August 2006]
74 He gained 62 lb for his latest role, playing Mark David Chapman, in Chapter 27 (2007). Then lost the weight by going on an all-liquid diet consisting of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water. He lost 20 lb in 10 days.
75 Jared is a vegan.
76 (2000-2002) Was engaged to Cameron Diaz.
77 Transfered from UARTS in Philly to School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to study Film and Video.
78 In many of his movies, he is disfigured in some way. In Requiem for a Dream (2000), his arm becomes infected and is amputated. In Fight Club (1999), his face is beaten beyond recognition. In Panic Room (2002), he is badly burned. In American Psycho (2000), he is brutally murdered with an ax and, in Lord of War (2005), he is shot several times in the chest.
79 Attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
80 While preparing for his role as a heroin addict in the movie Requiem for a Dream (2000), Jared lost 28 pounds, starved himself and denied himself the pleasure of then-fiancée Cameron Diaz's bed for two months. Leto admits that playing the part of Harry Goldfarb was "sadomasochistic... the hardest thing I've done".
81 Is in a band called 30 Seconds to Mars with his brother Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic. The band has four albums out; their self-titled debut album, their second album "A Beautiful Lie", their third "This is War" and their most recent "Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams".
82 Had a dog named Judas who died in May 2007.
83 His hobbies include snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking, writing songs, reading, and painting.
84 Younger brother of Shannon Leto.
85 Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1996]
86 Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]
87 Bartholomew Cubbins is his pseudonym with which he signs the videos/films he directs (including most of his band 30 Seconds to Mars's video clips starting with "The Kill").

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1 [on the future of Bartholomew Cubbins] Making these short films has always been an important part of what we do, and there's an expectation now. That along with a new album comes a new song, comes a new Bartholomew Cubbins film. I always picture him off smoking crack in the streets of Amsterdam, you know, just barely able to keep it together. And just a complete prick.
2 [on Bartholomew Cubbins] He is this character that was invented so I had a chance to disappear and work anonymously. It's kind of a simple thing and it's continued, really out of a sense of fun. You know, I feel guilty if I think about kicking him out of a job or something. I don't know what that's all about. Because I've done that in other places a lot of people don't know about, where I've put other names and given them credit for positions of importance.
3 [on receiving criticism from his peers] People talk shit - that's what they do. There are negative people out there. I can't worry about those people. The 15-year-old kid in me would probably say, 'Fuck you,' but the grown-up just kinda laughs and doesn't pay attention to it. I think it's just part of the game, whether you're the President or the Pope or Björk or Bono, it doesn't matter. If you have a certain amount of success, people throw stones. It's all part of the Tall Poppy Syndrome, but whether you're an athlete or an explorer, if you push and challenge yourself and your dreams, there are always going to be people out there that are gonna wanna talk about other people that are living dreams and challenges. If they think they're doing me a favor they should probably just turn the attention on themselves and think about how they can do a better job for themselves and their life. I fail enough and I beat myself up enough. I don't need anybody else to do it for me.
4 [on admiring his mother] You know, we were born very poor and in pretty humble surroundings and my mother always wanted to do something better with her life. She wanted to do something better for her children. She was a dreamer, she was a worker. She still is. So I think the biggest inspiration and the biggest lessons she taught me was to dream and then, to do the work that it takes to make dreams a reality.
5 [on not making any money prior to the Virgin/EMI lawsuit] Shannon and I were living together, Tomo was working at a sandwich shop at that time. A lot of people don't know this. They think, oh he was some big rich famous actor. You know, I made art movies for the most part. I never took a payday. I never had a ton of cash. But money besides the point, we finally had success which we were happy to have, regardless of if we ever made any money. But what we found out is, we sold 3.5 million albums and came home to find out not only were we never going to be paid a single penny, but that we were $2.7 million in debt. We started to look into it and were flabbergasted by what we found.
6 I started writing Love Lust Faith + Dreams in April 2011 while we were still on tour. I started early because I didn't want to get off the road and have the pressure of having to follow up the previous album. I'm really glad I did that because by the time we were off the road, I had 14 songs and then I went to India. India was the very first post-tour recording experience and it was unforgettable.
7 You do not have the right to dictate who likes what you do and you shouldn't. It's like a painting that hangs on the wall at a museum. It doesn't matter if a complete dickhead walks up and is moved by it, or the sweetest grandma in the world. I'm sure we have both of those. In fact, I know we do at our shows. In fact, our audience surprises us. Especially how it's changed over the years and how it's grown up.
8 [on debuting the song "Up In the Air" in space] I thought wouldn't it be incredible... wouldn't it be impossible, to send a song into space. To premiere our song from this new album. And not just about just the song, but starting this new chapter of our lives. This new tour, this new album, this new song, new video... this new life. And celebrating by sending a piece of our work up into this new territory.
9 We (Thirty Seconds to Mars) would rather have 1,000 committed fans than a million people that just basically want to see what shoes you're wearing that day.
10 We stand onstage and we look at an audience that we're incredibly proud to be in front of. You know? A vibrant audience of all kinds of ages, shapes, and sizes and gender. You'd expect because Shannon's so handsome that it would be mostly females there, but if you go to our shows... and we've done the math, it's usually 51% women and 49% guys. I think that's a testament to the music and not just good looks.
11 [on what the name Thirty Seconds to Mars means] Certainly people always ask us about space because of the name of the band, but it's not so much about space for me. It's about pushing your limits. Pushing limits in general. It's about human potential and about dreams. That's interests me much more than any kind of science-fiction element.
12 We seem to live in a world right now that seems to want to be anesthetized. That seems to want to just feel one thing. It's this slight sedation. It's not just music, either. You see it in film. It's the culture. Maybe people just want to escape.
13 [on record deals with major labels] Every artist gets fucked, pretty much. It's more how much you're going to deal with and how right do they make it. How much success do you have. But virtually, in my opinion, all artists get screwed. If you're smart, you can be part of that small minority that doesn't get screwed. For the record, I'm not anti-label. I love a record company and don't want to be a record company. I love a group of people around the world helping us to bring our vision to the globe, and we need the help and support.
14 [on the Thirty Seconds to Mars fanbase] Really, the Echelon is a name for a community. It's like there's this family around the world that's really a part of this, of which we're a part of. And they've joined us in this journey and made this a really wonderful and richer experience.
15 Auditioning is probably akin to boiling your own testicles in vegan butter, or sawing off your butt lip and chewing on it like it's tobacco. That's another thing you could compare to auditioning.
16 [on still being unmarried and not having kids] I joke with my brother, Shannon, and say that we've skipped our first divorces. Which is kind of nice! You know? And I also say we're getting so old that when we have kids they're going to come out and instead of saying "dad" they're going to go, "grandpa." I think that getting older is great because you have so much more to offer, you're so much more patient, and you've learned a lot of lessons that you can share. I know people who were older when they had kids and I think that's a really great thing. My mom was super young when she had kids and that was great too, so it really just depends on the person.
17 [on his first job] It's a toss up if it was selling weed or working at a barbecue restaurant as a dishwasher. But at the barbecue restaurant, I got paid $2.50 an hour and I had taxes taken out, which I'm fairly certain was illegal at the time. I was just happy to have a job. That meant freedom to me. The weed could have paid better than the dishwashing, but the problem is getting high on your own supply and breaking that golden rule.
18 What I get to do is make things and share it with the world. That's an incredible gift. I grew up very, very poor. I was born in Louisiana to a single mother who was 18-years old, had two kids. Pregnant the first time when she'd just turned 17. High school dropout. We had a very tumultuous childhood and adolescence and my brother and I are lucky that we're not in jail, to tell you the truth. Honestly. Most of our family, you either went into the military or you went to prison. Sometimes both, that was the escape. You know, I think I'm one of the few people in my family that actually graduated from high school.
19 [on why Thirty Seconds to Mars mixes genres] My brother and I talked about that ever since we started making music. That we never wanted to be pigeonholed in one genre or style. You know, I think if you use guitars people are going to call you a rock band, but this album (Love Lust Faith + Dreams), there are a lot of songs with no guitars. Sometimes people don't realize it. But it's nice to break boundaries.
20 [on why Thirty Seconds to Mars includes their fans in so much] You know, Bob Dylan said something interesting about people coming up to him and, I don't know if it was specifically about fans, but he says, 'just because you like my music doesn't mean I owe you anything.' And I think he does have a point. You know, just because we make music doesn't mean we owe anybody anything either, but I think we have a genuine interest and curiosity in people and the people that have supported us.
21 [on why he practices method acting] It's just a way to concentrate.You know, when you make a film there's a lot going on. Sometimes a couple hundred people running around on set. So for me staying in character is just a way to be really focused and committed.
22 I didn't have a very glamorous beginning. You know, I always thought I would be a visual artist. I went to art school, but at some point I fell in love with film and I thought that I would get a job as a director if I got a job as an actor first. That was my plan.
23 [on Dallas Buyers Club] I kinda said no initially. And, in fact, the script was sent to me 15 years ago. It was a different script at that time, but it took about 20 years for the script to get made. I hadn't made a film in almost 6 years and we were touring excellently with Thirty Seconds to Mars, and the band had grown beyond any expectations that we ever had. We were making albums and just really busy, so there wasn't a lot of time to make films. When you make a film, I think some people don't understand it takes months and months and months because there's a preparation involved. You have to clear your schedule, so it's pretty time consuming.
24 [on wearing high heels and waxing for Dallas Buyers Club] I was vintage only, so I was unable to enjoy the pleasures of modern footwear. I was in 1985 which the girls remember, 1985 was not too easy on the heel. But I was a size 12 and, uh, I was a natural. I gotta say, in the heel department. The waxing of the body was interesting and the heels were interesting. The tights were kind of tough. I don't know why. Maybe because I was so skinny But they cut off my circulation sometimes. I had to wear two pairs to cover tattoos on my legs, and I found the tights to be a little annoying.
25 [on preparing for Dallas Buyers Club] I was already very thin. I may have got down to 112 or 113 (pounds), or something. I'm a healthy 150lbs. now. When you lose weight like that it's a great tool. It changes the way that you walk, the way you talk, the way you think, the way you feel, the way people treat you. It changes everything about who you are.
26 [on what he likes in a woman] I like it all. Isn't that the problem? I just like it all. I appreciate women and all of their infinite, fascinating features.
27 [on the role of Rayon] I remember sending a note to the producers, like, a week before shooting saying, I really want to make sure that this is a transsexual woman we're talking about. This is not someone who wants to play dress up, and if you want that then you should call somebody else because I'm not interested in that. I don't know how to do that.
28 [on being sued for $30 million by Virgin/EMI] It wasn't fun. You know, to finally have success after groveling and working so hard for so many years, getting our asses kicked. To finally break through was a little bittersweet in some ways. We are still incredibly grateful for the success and would have paid to have the success, and in some ways we did. But it wasn't just specific to Thirty Seconds to Mars. It's really the way the industry works in general, so we went to war. We went to war with a standard, with an industry, with a practice, and we said that this isn't okay. And we were willing to fight in order to make it better and we did that. We ended up making a film about our battle with an industry, a record company that sued us for $30 million, after we said we're leaving. We're not going to play this game anymore. They slapped us with a lawsuit, we battled it out, and made a better deal for ourselves and a better life for ourselves.
29 [on his relationship with Thirty Seconds to Mars fans] To us, it's really normal and organic. I would think it would be that way for every artist and their audience around the world, but I guess it's not because it's always pointed at that it's unique and different. And that's a nice thing. But we really just do what seems to make sense for us, and I think we have a lot of curiosity and made a music video and interview fans because I'm interested. There's really no other motivation behind it.
30 [on whether being an actor helped his music career] It definitely didn't help. It certainly hurt. The only ways it helped is the things I learned as a creative person making films. You know, that I was able to apply work ethic or problem solving. Whatever you learn in one area of life you apply it to the other. So, that's where it helped was behind the scenes. But it never helped. It was always a distraction and I think we had to dig ourselves out of a hole, but that's okay. Everybody has their cross to bear and we have ours. We've had more success than we've ever dreamed, so it's hard to complain.
31 [on dedicating his Oscars speech to his mother] You know, a funny thing happens while you're standing up there in front of all of these incredibly inspiring, impressive people that you've grown up watching on the screen. For some reason, I locked eyes with Robert De Niro at the beginning of my speech and he's looking at me like, 'you're screwing this up kid.' And I was like, you know what... I'm going to put my eyes back over at my mom. So, I saw (on her face) a lot of love and pride and... you know, my mom really made a life for herself and for her kids, like I said in the speech. I really just told the truth. When you have those moments, you can make a choice to take that light that's shining on you and reflect it back on other people that are important to you, and other things, and that's what I did. I was really glad that I was able to get up there and at least my brain worked enough so that I could spit out the words that I wanted to say.
32 You know, 20-years ago I was experimenting, exploring, learning a lot about myself and about life. I would go back for the world, you know? Just thinking about age and getting older. I mean, it's a wonderful thing to leave the past behind and move forward toward new adventures. I feel like there are so many things in my life that I'm beginning again. I feel like I'm at a starting point. At least I've given you an honest interview. Not some fucking pre-canned actor bullshit.
33 A lot of people don't know this, but I went to art school. I started when I was really young, about 17-years old. I went to the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. which is part of the Smithsonian. I was studying figurative painting and I wanted to be a fine artist. That was really what I thought I would do with my life. And then I was taking a photography class, a sculpting class, and of course a pottery class which is a must. I recommend highly, it's always a fun class. But then I took and film class and that was it. I was obsessed.
34 [on maintaining a vegan diet] I've been doing it for 22-years - the vegan diet - and it's working pretty good. I'm a 'cheagan.' I'm a vegan most of the time until I cheat. Then I'm a 'cheagan.'
35 You know, one thing we've gotten really good at when we tour around the world is eating really good food. That's the amazing thing. You could be in Paris one day, Rome the next, and then Russia the next day.
36 [on how touring changes relationships] First of all, it's hard to keep any just friends, more or less a girlfriend. How many times can you send your buddies emails, 'hey bro, in Paris thinking about you.' They're like, 'cool, see you when you get home.'
37 I lusted to make something great with my life. To pursue my creative goals and ambitions and to make my dreams a reality.
38 [on love, lust, faith, and dreams] I think they're all essential. I kind of think about them as the emotional equivalent of earth, wind, fire, water, the four elements of the Earth. I think they're all essential. You can't have one without the other. You have to have all of them in order to live a life. At least an interesting life.
39 [on making Artifact] It was very difficult to make. We shot for two years, we edited for two years. It was a very difficult time and I wouldn't want to do it again. Being sued for $30 million by your record company is not a fun thing. But I think it helped us make a better album, helped us become closer as a band, and it was a big learning experience.
40 Never let anyone else stop you from being who you really are.
41 I always say the bridge between reality and dreams is good, old-fashioned hard work. So work, work, work, and then work some more. I think that work is the most important thing when you're in the business of dreams.
42 I think the future is exciting.
43 I never really thought that you could be a musician in a band. I never thought about fame. I never thought about any of that stuff. That early childhood, that creative exposure, really helped shape my brother and I in an important way.
44 My brother and I were born in Louisiana. We climbed out of the muddy banks of the Mississippi with our instruments in one hand and a fist full of food stamps in the other. We had a very young mother. I think she was pregnant with me and had my brother by the time she was 18. When you're a kid and you're poor, I don't think you realize it. It wasn't until I got much older that I realized we didn't have money to go out and buy a bunch of presents. Every Christmas was really about making presents for each other. We moved around quite a bit as kids.
45 I think that the Joker is inflicting upon the world the pain that has been inflicted upon him. So in a sense, there's some sort of revenge there. But I think it's all a big game. I think that if there's an opportunity to manipulate or intimidate, he finds that really exciting.
46 Whatever I can do, I do it. I will be the fool, I will say something stupid or silly, I'll make you laugh, I'll make you cry, I'll beat you up verbally and physically, I'll run into the audience and shake you. Whatever I have to do in order to bring you to a place of joy, of freedom, of fun, a moment where you can forget all about the limitations in life and remember the possibilities, that's what I'm doing on stage every night.
47 [on the Joker and Harley Quinn's relationship] I think people do crazy things when they're in love, and I think the Joker is. I don't know if you could call it love, but it's something similar. I think that Harley is a trophy for The Joker. Something he can possess and it's exciting for him to think about this creature that he helped create, being by his side as he dominates the world.
48 [on 30 Seconds to Mars] There were definitely times where I felt like I could easily just have walked a different path and gotten my ass kicked maybe a little bit less. Certainly if I'd listened to the voices out there, whoever those voices are. I would have walked away and made films. It's not like I needed to go from Requiem for a Dream to the opening band, getting paid $200 a night, playing in front of 200 people. We went from getting rejected, complete rejection from MTV, to having a great relationship with the people there and doing really incredible things together. Not to mention winning dozens of MTV awards around the world. Despite all of the odds against us, we've done something true. Something meaningful. Something that's connected with the people who have heard it. Playing fucking arenas and stadiums all over the world. That's a fucking miracle. I'm acutely aware that we are walking on a very, very rare path. An exciting one.
49 I think as soon as your start traveling, your perspective changes. You learn that the world includes a lot more people than just the ones you thought. It teaches you a ton and it changes your life.
50 When I was a kid, I really thought that I would end up just being a drug dealer. But I did have a sense of ambition, even then. I thought I'd be a pretty big drug dealer. You know, growing fields of pot. Selling pounds and pounds of weed, and whatever else came my way.
51 [on touring during the Arab Spring] It definitely made the experience that much more valuable for us. What was interesting was to see that not everybody agreed that the protests were the right thing.
52 Sometimes when you feel like you've absolutely got nothing left, the energy of the people and their spirit can lift you up and give you unimaginable strength.
53 I did a lot of crazy shit when I was young. So the fact that I'm here and alive, and not just locked up or fucked up or dead... it's a miracle. You know, I never thought I would ever be the guy on stage. I never thought that. The craziest part about living dreams, the absolute most insane part, is that if you go for it and actually fixate on the wildest dream that you have, there's a great chance that it actually could come true. You take the chance. You dive off into the abyss and sometimes you achieve.
54 If you're stubborn enough and people realize you're not just going to go away, at some point they just give up and give you a hug and they say, 'hey come on in.'
55 When you're young and you're looking at your life and the future and the possibilities, even completely reasonable goals and dreams can seem insurmountable. I always try to share that the idea that these things are unobtainable is often false. Sometimes when I'm at shows, I'll grab a few people and spend some time with them, before or after the show, and talk about life. But I think it's good to share some of the lessons learned. It's good to give back, if you can.
56 [on living in Washington D.C.] The D.C. years were crazy. I mean, if my brother and I wrote a book and made a film about it, people probably wouldn't believe that it was true. We certainly would never need to embellish things that happened to us while we were in that city. You know, a single mom. Nurse. Two kids out of control.
57 I never really fit in, though. I was never one of the popular kids and I always remember being on the outside looking in. That's how I always felt.
58 One of the things that's really fascinating about being in a band and touring all over the world is that you're in this unique position that puts you in a business that is affected directly by things like social unrest. Political instability. We have had shows canceled and played in places that were going through tremendous social and political changes.
59 [on 30 Seconds to Mars] I was a musician long before I was ever an actor. We were signed in 1998 and a band many, many years before that. The odds were always stacked against us. We've been either threatened to be dropped or dropped throughout our career by people who were seemingly very smart and knew a lot about the business. I believe that all of these challenges, they helped us grow as a band. We've had the good luck and fortune to have a slow, steady climb to the middle, as they say. Our career has never been defined by one moment, one performance, or one song. It's been defined by many smaller moments. And doing the 'unplugged' performance was one of those moments. It was nice, especially after being rejected by MTV earlier on in our career.
60 You have to make the opportunity. It doesn't find you. You have to find it.
61 Playing concerts is one of the few times, ever in the world, where you'll get a huge group of people that would normally disagree about almost everything, including sports, politics, or their favorite television show. You have arenas and stadiums full of people that agree about something. So it's a very special place to be and it's a very special energy to be a part of.
62 [on 30 Seconds to Mars achieving success] You know, in a lot of ways we've always been the underdog and still are. We've been the dark horse, unexpected success. I don't think anyone ever thought we'd still be here and it's probably only because we've worked really, really hard. We certainly haven't just shown up for the party. We've been here and we've made things and shared those things with people and worked really hard to make things that we believe in. Things that we hope people have enjoyed.
63 I remember at one point I had dropped out of school and once I decided to go back and finish, I found a school where I was able to squeeze two years into one.
64 [on arriving in Haiti] Immediately you're in a different world.
65 [on the 2010 Haiti earthquake] I lived in Haiti for a very short while when I was a kid. Even though it was this small period of my life, it was at an age and a time where that experience really stayed with me and helped shape the way that I see the world. An entire country was in ruins and just shattered to the core, and a year later it still is. There was still a lot of work that needed to be done and I wanted to go back to participate in some way and help people in need. So I went back to Haiti.
66 [on performing live] It's that excitement you feel. That adrenaline. That fear. Joy. Being out there, that public solitude that you feel sometimes, where you're together but alone. There's some things, I guess, you can't describe.
67 [on starring opposite Margot Robbie] Margot is very easy to have chemistry with. She's incredibly talented, she's very sweet, and she's a great actress. I think she was the perfect partner. Both, for me and for the Joker.
68 [on playing Jordan Catalano] I feel like it was such a short period of my life. Let's face it, I barely spoke! I have a lot of gratitude for starting there, but they made such a big deal of the character in the show. I think for some people, especially girls at that time, it mirrored something in their lives. I don't know. It did make an impact for people, but it's always been so imbalanced with what the experience was for me in my own life.
69 I didn't even know the word 'celebrity.' I didn't have posters of people that I loved on my wall. Like, I must have listened to Led Zeppelin II 16,412 times. I didn't even know what the fuck they looked like. I thought musicians and actors and these types of people were like magic. It was royalty or you were born into it, or it was some stroke of luck or genius.
70 [on sending used condoms to fellow Suicide Squad cast members] Look, they weren't used condoms. Let's be real here. They're removed from their packages, but it wasn't actually used. And, of course, I was mortified. Like, 'Jared, put that stuff away - get that out of here, what are you doing?
71 [to protesters in Ukraine, March 2014]. You guys are in the midst of something really beautiful . And it may be difficult, but there's no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
72 [re transforming to play Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)] There were a lot of physical things going on, which is also dangerous, a trap, because it can get in the way. You could become this billboard for 'Look at me, look at me, look at me, and see all these things that I've done.' It can become a giant indication...Those things are great, because they do change the way people treat you, which is awesome for the role,. When you lose weight, it changes the way you walk and talk and think and feel. As soon as you put on a pair of heels, it changes your body center. Every morning, no matter what, I stepped out of that passenger van when I got dropped off on set, and I was wearing my heels. It didn't matter if it was 4 in the morning or whatever. I had my heels on, and that was a great way to set things for the day. You wear a little purse, it makes you move a slightly different; if you put on bracelets or have nails, your hands can move differently.
73 [on preparing to lose 39 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)] When you lose weight it's almost like you lose part of yourself. It's an incredible commitment and, for me, was essential. It changes the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you act, the way you breathe, the way people treat you. [And] when you put on a pair of high heels, lipstick and a wig, it's incredible what you can find. It's pretty amazing.
74 I've talked myself out of auditions a hundred times. I remember auditioning for Terrence Malick and the casting director upended a couch, and we were supposed to hide behind it and shoot imaginary guns! I literally stood up, took a few imaginary bullets and shoved [the casting director]. I said, 'I can't do this. This is like a bad high school play', and I walked out. And then Terrence called me and he's like 'Uh, Jared? I'd love you to be in my film'.
75 (2013, on looking 31 at 41) I still have plenty of vices, but alcohol isn't one of them. It's probably just down to sleep and diet. If you travel long haul a lot or don't sleep much, it's not going to last very long, that's for sure. I'm pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I've been that way for a long time - 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process.
76 This band and its fans have always been the odd ones out. A lot of people in this family... have always felt that way. In my life I was never the popular kid or in the in crowd. [Interview, August 2011]
77 (On losing the weight for Requiem for a Dream (2000)) I didn't eat. I'd have broccoli, cucumber, but just a few bites of little things, never more. It was the hardest thing I've ever done to myself, willingly. It was really painful starting to eat again after that. I was filled with a lot of guilt. It can be an addiction to not eat when you make such a strong commitment to that. I heard this story about an English woman who was in a sailboat race for months around the world. At the end of the trip, she said it was so hard to step off the boat. She wanted to go back and do it again, and that's how I felt with "Requiem". I was just bawling uncontrollably the last few days of shooting. I'd look at Darren Aronofsky and start crying. But there were moments of such reward.
78 (On getting back to normal after the weight loss needed for Requiem for a Dream (2000)) It was difficult. I walked around New York City for a while. Ultimately, I went to Portugal and stayed in this old monastery for weeks and ate fish and potatoes.
79 (2002, on auditioning as a newbie actor in Hollywood) It was challenging and nerve-racking. I remember hiding behind an overturned desk, shooting imaginary guns at people. One time, I stopped and said, "I can't do this. I feel like I'm in a bad high school play. I'm sorry I'm wasting your time, but I've got to go."
80 (2002, on what would surprise people the most about himself) Messing with computer hardware. I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.
81 (2002, on making Prefontaine (1997)) "Pre" was my first major part and I was pretty much operating under the assumption that I was going after the Olympics. [Laughs] I was so gung-ho and trying to do everything I could to be this guy. Plus, Prefontaine's family was around often, so it was a moving experience.
82 (2002, on his wild youth) I stole a lot when I was a kid, but I wouldn't steal one candy; I'd take the whole carton. I also 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.
83 (On living in Haiti) I was 12. It's the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It was horrible to see people living in the street, in shacks, and bathing in sewer water and drinking bad water and begging and starving. It was unforgettable.
84 I never look at myself as a closet actor wanting to make music or a closet musician wanting to act -- I'm very proud to do both and I don't put one above the other, I'm very grateful and excited by both opportunities -- it's really a unique opportunity to do both.
85 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.
86 I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. 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.
87 I was never interested in 'Teen Beat' like roles. I just wanted to work.
88 I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken.
89 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.
90 "I don't think Requiem for a Dream (2000) 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." - Mr. Showbiz, November 2000.

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