Jared Leto Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th August 2016

Fact: Jared Leto has reprised his dastardly role as The Joker for Skrillex and Rick Ross' new video. The Oscar winner, who plays Batman's arch-enemy in Suicide Squad, donned the pale-face makeup and green hair for his role as a menacing gang boss in the promo for Purple Lamborghini, the rap anthem which features on the movie's soundtrack.

14th July 2015

Fact: Margot Robbie grew so close to the rat her Suicide Squad co-star Jared Leto gifted her that she decided to keep the rodent as a pet instead of killing him. Robbie tells Elle magazine that her character Harley Quinn would do the same, saying, "If Harley got something from Joker (played by Leto), she'd probably cherish it." Rat Rat now lives with the Australian actress in Los Angeles.

3rd March 2015

Fact: Actor Jared Leto has cut off his signature long locks for his role as The Joker in new supervillain movie Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer broke the news to fans on Twitter.com on Monday (02Mar15) by sharing a photo of a pair of scissors held up to the Oscar winner's ponytail. He then revealed his leading man's shorter hair style in an 'after' picture, which Leto has since reposted on his Instagram account.

20th February 2015

Quote: "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Vegan star Jared Leto is trying to pile on the pounds for his role as Batman's nemesis The Joker in Suicide Squad.

11th February 2015

Fact: Actor Jared Leto has been named a global ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature (Wwf). As part of his new role he travelled to South Africa to shoot a film drawing attention to the threat of poaching endangered species.

30th November 2014

Quote: "I’ve sworn to keep my mouth shut... You know there’s a film called Fight Club, my friends, and you know what the first rule is, don’t you?" Jared Leto is refusing to confirm or deny reports suggesting he'll be playing Batman villain The Joker in new movie Suicide Squad.

15th November 2014

Quote: "This gentleman's performance in Requiem for a Dream was one of those performances that kickstarted me into being an actor, so those words meant the world to me, thank you." Eddie Redmayne felt flattered by Jared Leto's kind words after hailing his "incredible transformation" into physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything as the Oscar winner presented the Brit with the Hollywood Breakout Performance, Actor prize at Friday's (14Nov14) Hollywood Film Awards.

21st August 2014

Fact: Actor/singer Jared Leto had a hairy surprise during a guest spot on Jimmy Fallon's U.S. late night show when the host decided to trim the actor's beard. The comic suggested, "(He'd) take the beard down a notch", before proceeding to shave nervous Leto's beard with an electric razor.

25th April 2014

Quote: "(My Oscar's) a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing." Actor Jared Leto admits the Best Supporting Actor statuette he won for Dallas Buyers Club at the Oscars in March (14) is in desperate need of a good clean.

14th April 2014

Fact: Actor/rocker Jared Leto chartered a helicopter to fly him from the Coachella music festival in Indio, California to Los Angeles on Sunday (13Apr14) so he could attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The Oscar winner made it just in time to the prizegiving, where he picked up the honour for Best On-Screen Transformation.

13th April 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Pfeiffer and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul were among the celebrities who partied in the California desert this weekend (11-13Apr14) as they attended the Coachella music festival. Selena Gomez was also spotted at the event with Kim Kardashian's half-sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

21st March 2014

Quote: "I don't dive into the mosh pit any more. It's the fastest way to lose your penis. And I'm proud to say mine is still intact." Rocker/actor Jared Leto has given up stagediving during gigs with his band 30 Seconds To Mars.

12th March 2014

Fact: Oscar winner Jared Leto took time out of his busy schedule to film a special birthday message to new pal Liza Minnelli on Tuesday (11Mar14). The Dallas Buyers Club actor was on a flight bound for the Ukraine when he shot the brief video and wished the Cabaret star a happy 68th. The message was played to Minnelli on Wednesday (12Mar14) as she celebrated her birthday on America's Today show. Leto is in the Ukraine for a 30 Seconds to Mars gig in Kiev.

5th March 2014

Fact: Oscar winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o were among the stars in the audience for the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (05Mar14), after jetting in from Los Angeles, fresh from their Academy Awards victories. R&B singer Rihanna was also sitting front row for the presentations.

5th March 2014

Quote: "I was letting some of the people that I work with take a picture with the Oscar, and I was carrying it downstairs and boom, I hit the railing on the stars and I put a little nick in the back of it. It's already lived in, as they say... The Oscar is sitting in my kitchen guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn." Jared Leto's Best Supporting Actor Oscar has already been slightly damaged.

4th March 2014

Quote: “I have not seen the film yet. I think one day I will watch it, because, you know, I’ll be curious at some point. But it was such an intense role. It’s better for me to just leave it alone right now.” Jared Leto has not seen Dallas Buyers Club, the film for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14).

3rd March 2014

Quote: "She was saying, 'What are you laughing at...?' Ellen was on the side going like this, pantomiming 'Don't fall,' and my mum and my brother and I were all cracking up. I guess we don't have any manners." Oscar winner Jared Leto explains why Jennifer Lawrence was upset with him as she walked onstage to present the Best Actor award at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02Mar14).

3rd March 2014

Quote: "I'm really grateful. I'm here with my mom and my brother. I don't live too far from here, so it's kind of awesome to be so close to home and to be celebrating like this. So I have a lot of gratitude. A lot of excitement." Oscar winner Jared Leto celebrated with his family after winning the Best Supporting Actor at Sunday's (02Mar14) Academy Awards.

3rd March 2014

Fact: Oscars host ELLEN DeGeneres ordered three large pizzas to feed the hungry celebrity guests during Sunday's (02Mar14) three-hour ceremony and proceeded to hand out slices to the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese with the help of the star-struck delivery man and Brad Pitt, who passed out paper plates and napkins at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

2nd March 2014

Quote: "I wanna thank all the women I've been with and all the women who think they've been with me (and) my future ex-wife, Lupita, I'm thinking of you." Actor Jared Leto jokes about his rumoured romance with fellow Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong'o in his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (01Mar14).

26th February 2014

Fact: Jared Leto is taking his mother, Constance, as his date to the Academy Awards on Sunday (02Mar14).

21st February 2014

Quote: "I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up. That was the last thing I heard." Actress Lupita Nyong'o laughs off rumours she is secretly dating fellow Oscar nominee Jared Leto. The Dallas Buyers Club actor has been linked to both the 12 Years A Slave beauty and pop star Cyrus in recent weeks.

16th January 2014

Quote: "It's great. Yesterday I was doing jury duty, today I got an Academy Award nomination. Only in America." Actor Jared Leto on his crazy week.

16th January 2014

Quote: "I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words... Today you not only honour me but also all those around the world living with Aids and all those we have lost to this disease. Thank you for recognising them and recognising their struggle through Dallas Buyers Club." Jared Leto celebrates his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Dallas Buyers Club.

12th December 2013

Quote: "I never thought in a million years I would be mentioned with either 'buzz' or 'Oscar.' It's completely mind-blowing. You don't do it for that, but buzz is an indication that something worked. Like, maybe this one won't be a heartbreak." Jared Leto is stunned by the Oscar buzz over his role as a transgender Aids patient in new drama Dallas Buyers Club.

9th December 2013

Fact: Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Oscar Isaac are among the seven talented actors who will each be presented with the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California. The honour, annually bestowed upon those who are recognised as breakthrough performers, will be handed out on 4 February (14).

6th November 2013

Quote: "I waxed my eyebrows and all of my body hair. It hurt! It was comfortable to wear a dress, and I was a natural at walking in heels. But the tights were the worst part. Now I understand the pain and the work that goes into being a woman." Actor Jared Leto has developed a new appreciation for women after playing a transgender drug addict in Dallas Buyers Club.

30th October 2013

Quote: "I get a terminal dissatisfaction on films. If I was bad in one scene, it's impossible to let go. And it can make or break my day. If I drank, I would probably drink a lot." Rocker and actor Jared Leto struggles with poor performance.

13th October 2013

Quote: "He showed up as Rayon, he went home as Rayon. I think if you would've called him on the weekend, he would've answered as Rayon on the phone." Jennifer Garner on Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jared Leto's method acting for the movie, in which he portrays an AIDS-stricken transgender named Rayon.

27th September 2013

Fact: Actor/rocker Jared Leto has been added to the list of honourees at the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards. He will receive the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award in recognition of his portrayal of a HIV-positive cross-dresser in the upcoming Matthew Mcconaughey movie Dallas Buyers Club, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The prizegiving takes place in California on 21 October (13).

11th July 2013

Quote: "I was invited very early on... to purchase, not to just 'join'. I didn't have a spare $250,000 lying around at the time so I declined the invitation. I'll let him work out the kinks for a couple of years, then I'll go." 30 Seconds To Mars rocker Jared Leto was invited to board one of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flights.

29th May 2013

Quote: "If I ain't dead, I'd love to be rocking a stage like Mick Jagger at his age. I saw the Rolling Stones play in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and they were incredible. They're an example to us all. They could be hanging out on yachts but they're still doing what they do, and they do it really well. If I can still do that in my seventies, I'll be a happy man." 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto dreams of a career to rival the British rockers.

29th May 2013

Tweet: "Hey London do you think we should do a #FlashMobMarsShow tomorrow?" Jared Leto teases fans in London with plans for a surprise 30 Seconds To Mars gig on Wednesday (29May13).

23rd November 2010

Quote: "I was force-feeding myself... melting Haagen-Dazs (ice cream) and mixing it with olive oil and soy sauce and drinking that." Jared Leto did not enjoy gaining weight to play John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman in CHAPTER 27.

13th September 2010

Fact: Actor Jared Leto and his 30 Seconds to Mars bandmates arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards on bicycles. The group was joined by a group of colourful two-wheeler fans, riding all manner of crazy bikes. One was wearing nothing but body paint.

19th January 2010

Fact: Actor/rocker Jared Leto snapped up CNN newsman Larry King's elastic braces during the broadcaster's Haiti: How You Can Help special on Monday night (18Jan10) - adding $1,000 (£625) to the appeal to help the devastated nation following last Tuesday's (12Jan10) earthquake.

29th December 2009

Quote: "I don't think about it. It's probably not a good thing to obsess on. Anything can happen, anywhere, anytime. I've prepared myself... We've all gotta go, right?" Actor/rocker Jared Leto refuses to worry about overly-obsessed fans trying to kill him.

7th November 2008

Quote: "She's so beautiful it's hard to look and talk at the same time." 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto on MTV European Music Awards host Katy Perry.

3rd April 2008

Quote: "It's not a film that I was jumping up and down about making but I thought it was worthwhile examining such a difficult and disturbing event in the hopes that some understanding can come from it." Jared Leto on playing John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman in CHAPTER 27.

30th March 2008

Quote: "It was a complete miserable experience to make and I will never do it again." Jared Leto on gaining 67 pounds to play John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman in CHAPTER 27.

15th February 2008

Fact: 30 Seconds to Mars star Jared Leto insists would be lost without his Blackberry - he sends "at least" 400 emails a day and receives an equal number back on the mobile communication device.

8th October 2007

Quote: "I've always said I'll sleep when I'm dead!" Jared Leto explains how his double life as an actor and rock star keeps him up at night.

24th August 2007

Quote: "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. We never in a million years thought we'd win any award." Actor/rocker Jared Leto after his band 30 SECONDS FROM MARS were awarded the Best New Single Award at Thursday's (23Aug07) Kerrang Awards in London.

12th March 2007

Quote: "He was so insufferably satisfied with himself that I wanted to strangle him." US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel doesn't like actor/rocker Jared Leto.

27th January 2007

Quote: "I had a very religious approach to developing the character. It's not like the director said, `Cut!' and everyone was able to laugh and go get a drink and talk about something extraneous." Jared Leto on portraying John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman in CHAPTER 27.

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Repeat after me - War. Peace. Poverty. GEORGE (W) Bush... Luckily, tonight there is an alternative... If you can't criticise the president in our country, who can you criticise." Hollywood star Jared Leto raises a mass boo from the crowd at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (03NOV05) before he announces the winners of the Best Alternative gong. </p>

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