Jared Leto

19. března 2010 v 22:46 |  Biography
Birth name - Jared Joseph Leto
Born - December 26, 1971 (age 38)
Bossier City, Louisiana
Other name(s) - Bartholomew Cubbins, Angakok Panipaq
Occupation - Actor, musician, songwriter, director, music producer
Years active - Since 1994

Jared Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in films such as Fight Club, Girl, Interrupted, Panic Room, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream, and Chapter 27. He is lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Early life
Leto was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. During his childhood, Leto and his family-his mother, Constance, and his older brother Shannon Leto-moved frequently, living in Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, and even Haiti.

After dropping out briefly in the 10th grade, Jared decided to return and focus on his education at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. He graduated from Emerson Preparatory School in Washington, DC in 1989. When he finished school, Leto enrolled at Philadelphia's University of the Arts to pursue his interests in painting. However, he then transferred to New York City's School of Visual Arts after developing an interest in acting.

Career
Film
In 1992, Leto moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music, but also accepted some part-time acting roles. Two years later, he landed a role in the TV show My So-Called Life in which he played Jordan Catalano, opposite Claire Danes. After the show ended in 1995, Leto acted in several films such as How to Make an American Quilt, Girl, Interrupted, Urban Legend, The Thin Red Line, Prefontaine and Fight Club, among others.

However, it was his portrayal of heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream in the year 2000, that garnered him more critical praise. The same year he portrayed a misfortuned yuppie colleague of Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman, in Mary Harron's American Psycho. After that, he returned with David Fincher for Panic Room, then teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal in Highway in 2002, then acted opposite Colin Farrell in Oliver Stone's Alexander, and later with Nicolas Cage in Lord of War.

Leto is a vegetarian and especially mentions this in interviews where he talked about his increase of weight for the film Chapter 27 (alongside Lindsay Lohan) in which he plays John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman. He gained more than 60 pounds for this role.

He is set to star in the film Mr. Nobody playing the role of the eponymous Nemo Nobody. The film is set to be released in 2010.

Music
Main article: 30 Seconds to Mars
Aside from his film career, Jared Leto is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and sole songwriter of the band 30 Seconds to Mars. He started the band in 1998 with his brother (who is the band's drummer) Shannon Leto and have released three full-length albums: their eponymous debut 30 Seconds to Mars, 2005's A Beautiful Lie and 2009's This Is War. They began opening for other bands and started their first ever headlining tour, Forever Night Never Day, in March 2006. In May 2007, they started touring Europe, as the opening act for Linkin Park. In August 2008, Virgin Records filed a $30 million lawsuit against Jared and 30 Seconds to Mars, claiming the band refused to deliver three albums as required by its contract. According to the lawsuit, the band "repudiated" a 1999 contract in July. In late April 2009 the lawsuit with EMI was annulled and 30 Seconds To Mars decided to re-sign with Virgin Records. Their third album This Is War will be released on December 8, 2009, while the first single, "Kings and Queens" premiered on Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Leto directed the videos for the songs "The Kill", "From Yesterday" and "Kings & Queens" under the alias of Bartholomew Cubbins , and "A Beautiful Lie" under the alias of Angakok Panipaq.

For most shows, Leto uses either one of two custom-made Steve McSwain guitars, a white one called "Pythagoras" or a black one called "Artemis". The guitars-one a baritone and the other with a 25 1/2" neck-have the image of a gryphon which he drew for McSwain. Occasionally he plays a white Gibson SG 61' Reissue as seen in the video for "A Beautiful Lie". Jared also plays a Gibson Maestro acoustic guitar for acoustic performances. Jared uses Mesa/Boogie amps, more specifically the Triple Rectifier model and matches them with Mesa/Boogie speaker cabinets as well.

Leto has cited how the De Havilland Law from decades ago was instrumental in resolving the band's contract issues and how Olivia de Havilland, the Gone With the Wind actress, helped in a roundabout way.
Filmography
1994 - My So-Called Life
1994 - Cool and the Crazy
1995 - How to Make an American Quilt
1996 - The Last of the High Kings
1997 - Prefontaine
1997 - Switchback
1998 - Basil
1998 - Urban Legend
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1999 - Black and White
1999 - Fight Club
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
2000 - American Psycho
2000 - Sunset Strip
2000 - Requiem for a Dream
2002 - Panic Room Junior
2002 - Highway
2003 - Phone Booth
2004 - Alexander
2005 - Lord of War
2006 - Lonely Hearts
2007 - Chapter 27
2010 - Mr. Nobody
 

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