Jared Leto

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

26th December, 1971







Jared Leto (born 26.12.1971) Jared Leto is an American actor, as well as a musician.

Childhood: Jared Leto was born in Bossier City in Louisiana. His family relocated often whilst he was a child and he has lived in Wyoming, Colorado, Haiti and Virginia.

When he graduated from school, Jared Leto attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He later transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Acting Career: Jared Leto moved to Los Angeles in 1992 in order that he could follow his dream to become an actor. After landing a number of small-time acting parts, he eventually got a part in the TV series My So-Called Life, which also starred Clare Danes. The show ended in 1995 and Leto went on to appear in a number of high profile films.

Leto featured in films such as How to Make an American Quilt, Girl, Interrupted (which also starred Winona Ryder) and Fight Club.

In 2000, Leto starred as Harry Goldfarb, a heroin addict, in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. His performance won him a great deal of critical acclaim. Following on from this performance, Leto also appeared in Mary Harron's American Psycho, alongside Christian Bale. Leto then went on to appear in Panic Room, with Jodie Foster, Highway, with Jake Gyllenhaal and he also starred in Oliver Stone's Alexander, alongside Colin Farrell.

In Chapter 27, Leto played Mark Chapman, the man that killed John Lennon.

Music Career: Jared Leto is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band that he shares with his brother, Shannon Leto. The band is called 30 Seconds to Mars and has released two albums. The first is called 30 Seconds to Mars and the second is A Beautiful Lie. In May 2007, 30 Seconds to Mars were the opening act for Linkin Park's European tour.

30 Seconds to Mars became embroiled in a lawsuit with Virgin Records, who claim that the band has failed to deliver three albums, as was agreed in their contract.

Jared Leto Set To Sign Up For Marvel / Sony 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Morbius'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 June 2018

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Leto is to take the lead role in 'Morbius, The Living Vampire'.

Jared Leto is to make the jump from DC’s Extended Universe into the world of its rival Marvel, reportedly signing up to play the title role in the Sony/Marvel off-shoot Morbius, The Living Vampire.

The 46 year old star, who played The Joker in DC’s blockbuster Suicide Squad back in 2016 and is set to star in the sequel and a solo spin-off in the franchise’s extended cinematic universe, is now apparently going to straddle universes by signing up for an upcoming Spider-Man spin-off, to join other Marvel side-projects like Tom Hardy's Venom.

Leto’s character, Michael Morbius, is a biologist who accidentally infects himself with a virus that transforms him into a fanged vampire creature with a thirst for blood. Morbius was often portrayed as a nemesis for Spider-Man in his early incarnations – he was a creation of Marvel’s Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in 1971 - but later was depicted as a kind of anti-hero.

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Jared Leto To Star In And Produce Solo Joker DC Movie

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 June 2018

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Following his debut in 'Suicide Squad', Jared Leto's DCEU Joker is getting his own movie.

The (unofficially titled) DC Extended Universe will be expanding once more if a new report is to be believed, as Jared Leto's version of the Clown Prince of Crime looks set to get his own solo movie. Having debuted in the DCEU as part of 'Suicide Squad', Leto's Joker has been the source of criticism by many, but that hasn't stopped those at Warner Bros. from putting their faith in moving forward with the actor as the psychotic DC villain.

Image caption Jared Leto has clearly impressed the big wigs at Warner Bros.

Refusing to put all of their eggs in one basket however, WB are also working on putting out a Joker origins story separate from the DCEU, with Joaquin Phoenix looking likely to slide into the role. It's a good job the character is one the fans can never get enough of!

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Jared Leto on the red carpet at the 2018 MusiCares Person Of The Year held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. This year the event was honoring Fleetwood Mac with their special Person(s) of the Year Award - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 27th January 2018

Jared Leto Says Gavin O'Connor Is "Perfect Director" For 'Suicide Squad 2'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16 October 2017

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The actor is excited about the direction the sequel may take.

As the Clown Prince of Crime and following the debut he made in 'Suicide Squad', Jared Leto has truly divided opinions with his portrayal of Batman's most formidable opponent, the Joker. With incomparable talents like Mark Hamill and Heath Ledger setting the bar so high, there were lofty expectations when Leto's version of the criminal was announced.

Image caption Jared Leto has confirmed he's involved in the rumoured 'TRON' reboot

Since that point, news surrounding the alleged reboot has been scarce, but in a new interview, Leto has confirmed he's a part of bringing 'TRON' back, despite not offering too much information about the project.

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Could Margot Robbie Be About To Play One Of Hugh Hefner's Wives?

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 October 2017

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The actress is reportedly in talks with the film with Jared Leto rumoured to be at the helm of the Playboy biopic

Hollywood A List actress, Margot Robbie, is reportedly in talks to play one of Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner’s wives in the upcoming biopic about the magazine tycoon’s life. The Wolf of Wall Street actress is believed to be in discussions with director, Brett Rayner.

Is Margot Robbie due to play one of Hugh Hefner's wives?

If the 27-year-old were to sign up to the project, she could be reunited with her Suicide Squad co-star, Jared Leto, who is rumoured to be taking on the role of iconic Hef.

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Blade Runner 2049 Review


It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, which was set in 2019. This sequel is once again a visual spectacle that mixes super-cool images with a jaggedly engaging noir-style mystery that grapples with issues of memory and identity. It's a staggeringly beautiful epic, as director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) invests intelligence and artistry into each imaginative setting. He also avoids falling into the standard structure of an action blockbuster, skipping hackneyed things like chase scenes for much deeper emotions.

In the past 30 years, earth's eco-system has collapsed, leaving people scrambling for resources in grimy mega-cities like Los Angeles. Human-like replicants have been refined, but blade runners like K (Ryan Gosling) are still on hand to hunt down old models that have gone rogue. Then K discovers a skeleton of a replicant that apparently gave birth, which should be impossible. So K's boss (Robin Wright) instructs him to hunt down the child and erase all evidence. But Wallace (Jared Leto), head of the monolithic corporation that controls all technology, wants to find the child himself. He sends his favourite sidekick Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) to follow K and his virtual girlfriend Joi (Ana de Armas) as they track down long-lost blade runner Deckerd (Harrison Ford), who is hiding in radioactive Las Vegas and might have some answers.

The plot is packed with implications that get K's mind spinning with possibilities, and the audience's as well. And Gosling is terrific as a guy who is cold on the surface, only barely concealing his conflicting feelings. His scenes with de Armas are superb, as she offers him some romantic hope amid the doom and gloom. Gosling and Ford also generate some terrific chemistry, exchanging physical and verbal blows. And as the villain and his henchwoman, Leto and Hoeks bring plenty of menace.

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Can You See Jared Leto As Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner?

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 October 2017

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The actor is set to play the millionaire in a new biopic.

It's been a week since the death of Playboy legend Hugh Hefner, and already plans have been unveiled for a biopic of his life. Jared Leto is thought to be playing the multi-millionaire in the forthcoming movie, which has been in production for several years now.

Image caption Jared Leto at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

The Academy Award winner will be portraying the magazine mogul in a project helmed by by the Emmy nominated Brett Ratner. After Hugh's death at the age of 91 last week, it seems only right that the film come to the big screen as soon as possible.

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Jared Leto at the iHeartradio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 22nd September 2017

Jared Leto leaves Joan's on Third - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Jared Leto out and about sporting a beard - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Thirty Seconds To Mars 'finally' Finish New Single

By Clive King in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 August 2017

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Thirty Seconds to Mars have ''finally managed to finish'' their new single, 'Walk On Water'.

Thirty Seconds to Mars have ''finally managed to finish'' their new single.

Four years after the group released their fourth album 'Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams', frontman Jared Leto has revealed that new single 'Walk On Water' is completed and on the way.

In a new video posted to the band's YouTube page, Jared said: ''After four long years, hundreds of days, thousands of hours, gazillions of seconds, we have finally managed to finish a single f***ing song. Whoever thought 'soon' would actually be here 'now'.

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Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is an LAPD law enforcer and a new Blade Runner whose job it is to hunt down and destroy any replicants that find their way to Earth. Replicants are genetically engineered people with short lifespans who have been used solely for work on space colonies for the last few decades. However, when Officer K uncovers a terrifying secret about the replicants that threatens the future of the entire planet, he embarks on a search for a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing for 30 years. It's here we uncover the truth behind Deckard's identity, after the original movie left it cloaked in mystery. Meanwhile, replicant manufacturer Wallace (Jared Leto) has nefarious intentions on his mind regarding his 'children'.

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The 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer Is Quite The Visual Spectacle

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 May 2017

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Get your first look at Jared Leto in action on 'Blade Runner 2049'.

The first full trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and we can hardly take our eyes off of it. With stunning sci-fi imagery and some intensely mysterious scenes featuring Blade Runners and Replicants, this is the reason it's one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Ryan Gosling plays Officer K in 'Blade Runner 2049'

We've already had a glimmer of Ryan Gosling and returning star Harrison Ford in action with the teaser, but this new clip sees a very sinister-looking Jared Leto as milky-eyed Replicant manufacturer Wallace. At this point, his softly spoken and yet creepy disposition is ambiguous, but we're sure he's a bad guy.

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Denis Villeneauve, Ana De Armas and Jared Leto arrive at Warner Brother's CinemaCon 2017 event held at - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017