While it’s easy to come up with tons of celebrities who are a double or even triple threat, it is definitely hard to think of someone who demonstrates equal skill in both film and music.
Jared Leto, in full Jared Joseph Leto, (born December 26, 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.), American actor and musician who won an Academy Award for best-supporting actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club (2013). He co-founded and led the popular alternative rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.
With his acclaimed performance as a heroin addict in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (2000), Leto gained a reputation for going to exceptional lengths in order to prepare for a role.
He lost some 25 pounds (11 kg) and reportedly lived on the streets with junkies in preparation for the film. Leto appeared in the thrillers Panic Room (2002), Highway (2002), Lord of War (2005), and Lonely Hearts (2006), and then he put on 60 pounds (27 kg) for his portrayal of John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman.
He then appeared in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and The Outsider (2018). In the crime drama The Little Things (2021) he portrayed a serial killer.
Leto also pushed hard in his music career, where he equally did great in the music industry.
Leto started the band 30 Seconds to Mars in 1998 with his elder brother, drummer Shannon Leto. Jared Leto served as a songwriter and frontman.
Though the group was initially assumed to be a vanity project, its second album, A Beautiful Lie (2005), reached platinum status. Thereafter the ensemble toured frequently, playing to large and enthusiastic crowds, and its subsequent albums (This Is War ), Love Lust Faith + Dreams .
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