The 42 year-old won an Academy-Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as transgender drug addict Rayon in 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
Since then, the 42 year-old entertainer admits to getting a lot more opportunities in Hollywood, but the coveted gold statue itself doesn't mean that much to him.
Leto's Oscar is full of scratches and bumps after he freely hands it around at parties for everyone to have a hold, and as a result the award is now a "filthy mess."
The actor-musician revealed in an interview with the Associated Press how damaged the trophy actually is.
"I damaged it. But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too," Leto said. "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."
The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman's success after starring in 'Dallas Buyers Club' has revived his interest in acting mainly because top filmmakers are now showing interest in working with him.
"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 continued. "But now...you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential."
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Like many other actors, Leto eventually wants to step behind the camera and direct a feature film.
"I think that would be really great. And when I have the right story to tell I'll certainly do that," he 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."
The 'Requiem For A Dream' actor is currently promoting, 'Artifact, a documentary he directed that depicts his band's battle with their record label over a $30 million lawsuit.