Jared Leto is an American actor and musician, who is popularly known for his roles in Prefontaine, Fight Club, Interrupted, Ultra Legend, Suicide Squad, etc. The 49-year old virtually visited the sets of The Late Late Show with James Corden and talked about his recent movie The Little Things, where he is playing a serial killer. During the chat, Jared Leto also revealed some shocking incidents from his life.
So here are top 5 facts that you know about Jared Leto:
1. Jared Leto is missing his Oscar
Yes! you heard it right. The Fight Club actor has been missing his Oscar for Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club since 2014. He revealed that the award was missing even before he knew about it and even after trying it is almost impossible to track down the Oscar.
“It’s been missing for, like, three years, and I didn’t know that. I don’t think anyone wanted to tell me. But, I moved houses in L.A., and then when we moved, somehow it just magically kind of disappeared. It could be somewhere, but everyone’s searched for it high and low. You know, I hope it’s in good hands, wherever it is, but we haven’t seen it in quite some time.”
“I think it’s a good possibility. It’s not the sort of thing somebody accidentally throws in the trash. I hope someone is caring for it. I remember the night that I got it, I passed it around to so many people. I didn’t see it half the night. The things beat up and scratched up, but people had fun taking pictures with it. It’s nice to share it, so hopefully, someone is taking good care of it.” he told James when asked about the whereabouts of the award.
Well this isn’t the first time that any Hollywood celebrity has lost its Oscars. Stars like Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon and Whoopi Goldberg
2. Jared Leto Doesn’t Watch His Own Movies
When asked whether the actor watches his own films or not. He replied to the host by saying, “I have seen my work quite a bit when I am in like a music video, which I usually direct music videos. And it’s funny because I just, it doesn’t, I guess, because I’m playing myself in the videos as well, maybe it’s different, but it I’ve always found it to be less stressful. And just a more enjoyable experience if I don’t look at the monitor, if I’m not kind of criticizing myself along the way, even if it’s in a constructive way or directing myself.”
“I feel like I’ve done my best work when I’m just not thinking about the character from that point of view, from the outside in. I’ve done it on a couple of movies where I’ve looked at the monitor, I thought, well, maybe I can learn a lot here.”
“In Dallas Buyers Club, I never, I never saw myself once in it, certainly didn’t get in the way of the, I still haven’t seen that performance and it didn’t get into the way of how it affects the audience. And I think that’s the most important thing. Like I want to be free and not be kind of hung up on how I look or how what’s effective and what’s not, and I always want to change as an actor, so I don’t want to learn what might work, what are the habits that work and what don’t. Also, who wants to look at themselves that much. I read the script, I know exactly what happened,” he explained.
3. Jared Leto never left his character while on the sets of Suicide Squad
The actor’s co-stars have confirmed that they haven’t ever seen the real Jared while being on the sets of Suicide Squad. Even Will Smith said that he hasn’t ever met the real Jared Leto.
“[Suicide Squad] is insane. I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for six months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’” he told Apple Beats 1 Radio station in October. “We’ve never said ‘Hello’ or ‘Good day.’ I’ve only ever spoken to him with me as Deadshot and him as The Joker. I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ Not a single word exchanged off-camera. He was all in on the Joker.”
4. Jared Leto scared Scott Eastwood
Eastwood said that he was even scared to approach the actor on the sets. “I was sort of afraid to approach him because I didn’t want to mess with his thing going on,” Eastwood told E! News in June. “But I knew him before. I met him before he was The Joker. I just met him as Jared Leto. So I didn’t know if I wanted to mess up his thing.”
He even sent the co-stars dead pig along with a video message. He wanted to make sure that his co-stars were taking his character seriously even when he wasn’t on the sets.
5. Jared Leto even freaked out director David Ayer
Ayer once discussed Leto’s behavior, “He constantly has to give birth to himself, he goes away, he comes back, he shoots, he goes away… The Joker is something you have to be, and you can see how exhausting and painful it is for him to be this character. But you can feel it when he comes to work, the crew feels it, everyone feels it. It’s like the birds stop flying. He’s f***ing terrifying.”