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Ten Interesting Facts About Oscar Winner Jared Leto

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jared-leto--large-msg-135863235802Last weekend, actor and singer Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. He hasn’t had this much exposure in such a long while but now he’s exploded. Not literally. With a plethora of brand new fans that have come to his whim, you need to know everything about the My So Called Life Star. Here are the ten most interesting facts about Jared Leto.

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•Dropped out of school during the tenth grade but soon reenrolled to continue his education.

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•After high school, he became interested in visual art and enrolled in the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but soon transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City to pursue a passion for filmmaking.


•Twenty-two years ago, he moved out to California to pursue a career in music and would take on acting on the side.

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•His debut role was on the short-lived ABC drama My So Called Life. The show also launched the career of Claire Danes of Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet and Showtime’s Homeland.

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•His first film role was in How to Make an American Quilt in 1995.


•His breakthrough role was in the film Prefontaine in which Leto portrayed American runner Steve Prefontaine.


•To prepare for his role in Requiem for a Dream, he lived on the streets of New York and befriended many addicts. He was also celibate and gave up sugar for two months per request of director Darren Aronofsky.

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•For the film Chapter 27, Leto gained 67 pounds to play Mark David Chapman, the man responsible for murdering John Lennon.


•Leto started his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, with his older brother Shannon in 1998.


•in 2009 Leto and Kanye West recorded a song together entitled Hurricane. However, due to a copyright claim from both of their record labels, West’s vocals had to be removed when the song was released.

Jonathan Silva is a graduate and current student at Full Sail University going for his Master's Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing for film blogs like Get The Big Picture or listening to music, he's either watching movies or playing video games. His love for all things entertainment shine through in his writing.