Dented, Dinked and Filthy - Jared Leto's Oscar Gets Handed Round at Parties

Jared Leto was the first person to walk and collect an Oscar back in March. So the golden statuette has more time than any other to get scuffed and scraped, although it doesn’t help that Leto hands it round at parties for people to gawk at/drop. 

Jared LetoYep, that Oscar

"I damaged it,” Leto admitted of his Oscar. “But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too. My Oscar is a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties. A couple of times I lost sight of it and I thought, 'You know, if it goes away, it's not meant to be mine.' But it always seemed to find its way back to me."

Leto’s role as Rayon – a transgender HIV/AIDS victim – in Dallas Buyers Club alongside fellow Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey reignited his passion for acting, which had been put on the back burner while 30 Seconds To Mars enjoyed a great few years. But, with increased interest in him from filmmakers, the multi-talented 42-year-old is interested in more roles. 

"Yeah, I'm looking at scripts and reading scripts. Which is interesting because I didn't read scripts for years before 'Dallas Buyers Club,'" he said. "But now ... you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential."

More: Jared Leto wanted to attend The Oscars in drag

And like most actors, stepping behind the camera would be a real thrill. "I think that would be really great. And when I have the right story to tell I'll certainly do that," Leto said. "You know I got into this crazy business because I was interested in being a filmmaker and director. I was in ... art school studying to be a painter. And then I switched my major to filmmaking and dropped out to pursue acting because I thought it would help me get a job as a director." Source: Fox News


Contactmusic

Tags: Jared Leto - Matthew Mcconaughey

Advertisement

More Jared Leto

Jimmy Fallon Gives Oscar-Winning Actor Jared Leto A Beard Trim On 'Tonight Show'

Academy Award-winning actor and singer Jared Leto has been sporting a rather lengthy beard as of late, but when he stopped by the 'Tonight Show'...

Jared Leto Given Surprise Beard Trim On 'The Tonight Show' [Pictures]

Actor and singer Jared Leto was treated to a surprise beard trim when he made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday. Host Jimmy...

Jared Leto Has Yet To Watch 'The Dallas Buyers Club' Six Months After Winning Oscar

Even though six months have passed since Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman,...

Young, Rich And In Ibiza - The Perfect Setup For A Justin Bieber/Kendall Jenner Fling?

Despite recent events, it looks like Justin Bieber still has his fans, especially among the celebrity crowd. The singer cooled off from all the PR...

Advertisement

Dr. Strange Rumors: Prometheus Scribe Is On Board And Jared Leto is Still Starring

For Marvel Dr. Strange isn’t that strange - the studio has put the thrusters behind more obscure franchises in the past. But that doesn’t mean...

Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles

So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris...

Could Jared Leto Be The 'Dr Strange' Marvel Are Looking For?

Marvel’s upcoming Dr Strange movie finally seems to be taking shape with the announcement of Sinister’s Scott Derrickson as director. But while there’s been no...

Jared Leto Leading The Way To Star as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone Biopic

Jared Leto has expressed an interest in a more consistent return to acting; he’s just been waiting for the right role to come along. Well...

Advertisement

Comments

Jared Leto Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jared Leto

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All