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Also Known As: Bartholomew Cubbins Died:
Born: December 26, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor, photographer, dishwasher, doorman

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Actor and musician Jared Leto got his start in the beloved but ill-fated TV series "My So-Called Life" (ABC, 1994-95), but along with his co-star quickly transitioned to feature films. He earned a solid acting reputation with supporting roles in frequently off-beat films and grew into a lead actor known for his daring choices. For several years he alternated between the life of an actor - immersing himself in roles for weeks at a time - and the life of a rock star - touring on the road with his successful emo band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Equally captivating, was his celebrated love life, which, to the delight of tabloid readers, included an array of Hollywood beauties, including Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson.

Actor and musician Jared Leto got his start in the beloved but ill-fated TV series "My So-Called Life" (ABC, 1994-95), but along with his co-star quickly transitioned to feature films. He earned a solid acting reputation with supporting roles in frequently off-beat films and grew into a lead actor known for his daring choices. For several years he alternated between the life of an actor - immersing himself in roles for weeks at a time - and the life of a rock star - touring on the road with his successful emo band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Equally captivating, was his celebrated love life, which, to the delight of tabloid readers, included an array of Hollywood beauties, including Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Mr. Nobody (2009)
3.
 Chapter 27 (2007)
4.
 Lonely Hearts (2006)
5.
 Lord of War (2005)
6.
 Alexander (2004) Hephaistion
7.
 Panic Room (2002) Junior
8.
 Sunset Strip (2000) Glen
9.
 Requiem for a Dream (2000) Harry Goldfarb
10.
 American Psycho (2000) Paul Allen
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised by his mother; moved frequently during adolescence; lived in, among other places, Louisiana, Colorado, Virginia, Wyoming and Haiti
1992:
Moved to L.A.
1994:
TV series debut as a regular, "My So-Called Life" (ABC), playing high school anti-hero Jordan Catalano, the on-off love interst of star Claire Danes
1994:
TV-movie debut, starring in "Cool and The Crazy", an installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series
1995:
Feature film debut in "How to Make an American Quilt"; Claire Danes was also in the cast
1996:
Co-starred in "Last of the High Kings" (released in the USA on video as "Summer Fling" in 1998)
1997:
First leading role in a US film, playing the title character in the biopic of the track star "Prefontaine"
1998:
Starred opposite Christian Slater in the title role of the tepid "Basil"; aired on TV's Romance Classics
1998:
Appeared in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" and starred in routine horror offering, "Urban Legend"
1998:
Provided additional photography for "Alaska's Bush Pilots" (TBS); also hosted
1999:
Portrayed the blond Angel Face in David Fincher's "Fight Club"
1999:
Co-starred as Winona Ryder's boyfriend in "Girl, Interrupted"
2000:
Had small role as a gay high school teacher in James Toback's "Black and White"
2000:
Played a rival co-worker of Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho", adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
2000:
Starred as a heroin addict in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream", adapted from the novel by Hubert Selby Jr
2000:
Portrayed one of two Las Vegas 20-year-olds who go to Seattle and stand vigil after rocker Kurt Cobain's suicide in "Highway"
2002:
Reunited with David Fincher on "Panic Room"
2002:
Released self titled debut "30 Seconds to Mars" (Also known as "Red Planet")
2004:
Co-starred with Colin Farrell in Oliver Stone's "Alexander" playing Hephaestion, Alexander's friend and lover
2005:
Cast as Nicholas Cage's brother and fellow arms dealer in Andrew Niccol's "Lord of War"
2005:
Released second album, "A Beautiful Lie"
2004:
Played a murderous con man in "Lonely Hearts," which is based on the true story the notorious Lonely Hearts Killers of the 1940s
2007:
Co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in "Chapter 27," an indie film about a woman (Lohan) who befriends Mark David Chapman during the weekend that he kills John Lennon (lensed 2006)
2009:
Starred in Jaco Van Dormael's romance fantasy "Mr. Nobody"
2009:
Released third 30 Seconds to Mars album "This Is War"
2013:
The fourth 30 Seconds to Mars album released
2013:
Featured in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club" with Matthew McConaughey
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Education

Flint Hill Prepatory School: Oakton , Virginia -
University of the Arts: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
School of Visual Arts: New York , New York -

Notes

His last name is pronounced LET-o.

"I'm such a freak in comparison to most other twenty-five-year-old guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I'm not really in touch."---Jared Leto in Details, March 1997.

"I don't like doing interviews. I'm not pretending to be some superneurotic, hiding in my closet. I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken."---Leto quoted in Details, March 1997.

"The casual Jared is a gas to be around because he's so funny. He's a little all over the place, which I attribute to his being young. But on the set, he was very focused. He's very earnest. He takes what he's doing very seriously."---"Prefontaine" director Steve James quoted to US, January 1997.

"I'm rarely proud of what I've done. I hated everything I did on 'My So-Called Life'. It was a great show, no thanks to me. But I think there's some pretty decent moments in 'Prefontaine'. I worked really, really hard at the running. I trained really hard. And I worked really hard to look like him."---Leto quoted in Us, January 1997.

"My coolest job was when I was 12 years old and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que restaurant for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be."---Leto quoted to Detour Magazine, November 1996.

Leto has a band with his brother Shannon called 30 Seconds to Mars

"I've made, I think, three movies in the last five years," he says. "I doubt if anyone in this town would advise that."---Leto quoted to GQ, October 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Cameron Diaz. Actor. Dating as of 1999; no longer together as of 2003.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Constance. Raised Leto and his brother Shannon after parents' divorce; remarried.
brother:
Shannon Leto. Actor, photographer. Twenty months older.

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