Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jared Leto

Photo by me.

Not many can balance a succesful acting and music career, but Jared Leto does just that. Leto acts, directs, produces and leads the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. His role as Jordan Catalano on My So Called Life thrust him into the spotlight. Leto has been featured in many movies including Prefontaine, Girl, Interrupted, Fight Club, Urban Legend, and Requiem for a Dream. Leto recently lost a lot of weight to play transvestite Rayon in the movie The Dallas Buyer's Club which is currently filming.

Jared is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter of 30 Seconds to Mars. 30 Seconds to Mars have released three studio albums which have produced many hits including "The Kill," "From Yesterday," "This is War," and "Kings and Queens." 30 Seconds to Mars also launched www.abeautifullie.org  which shares information and tips concerning the environment.

On Jared's website, you can purchase an exclusive book of photos taken by Leto during his trip to Haiti a year after the 2010 earthquake. All net profits go to charities to help those affected by the quake.

What is Jared Leto reading?

Jared tweeted a few days ago, "On the plane re-reading one of the best American novels ever written called FINN by @jonclinch."

From barnesandnoble.com:
"Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature’s most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn’s father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain’s classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own."

You can find out more about Jared at www.jaredleto.com and follow him on Twitter.

Yep, that's me with Jared and Tomo.

Check out one of my favorite 30 Seconds to Mars songs, "Closer to the Edge." You can see for yourself what an amazing frontman Jared is.


Kristi said...

Love when rockers are also intelligent readers...talk about hot! (Not that he needs ANY help in that dept) :)

Also, that song/video is one of my faves too.

Samantha Vérant said...

Can't think. It's his eyes!

Suzanne said...


DEZMOND said...

I thought he is reading something about dieting. He is currently shockingly thin since he is preparing for a role in which he plays a transvestite.

Anita said...

First of all, GREAT PHOTO! Also, have been meaning to read FIGHT CLUB forever. Will now really, really get to it.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

You're quite the investigative journalist, Kelly! I wouldn't have imagined Jared reading this one, but now I can see it. Very cool. Makes me want to check it out.