Jared Leto

Jared Leto



Jared Joseph Leto (/ˈlɛt/; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994). He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997). Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998), Fight Club (1999) and American Psycho (2000), as well as the lead role in Urban Legend (1998), and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000). He later began focusing increasingly on his music career, returning to acting with Panic Room (2002), Alexander (2004), Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), and Mr. Nobody (2009). In 2012, he directed the documentary film Artifact. In 2016, he played the DC Comics supervillain Joker in the DC Extended Universe film Suicide Squad. In 2017, he played Niander Wallace in the neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049, sequel to the 1982 cult classic film. In 2018, he played Nick Lowell in the action crime drama film The Outsider.

Leto's performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. Leto is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health.[1] He is also known to be selective about his film roles.[2]

Leto is the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a band he formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his older brother Shannon Leto. Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited commercial success.[3] The band achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005). Their following releases, This Is War (2009), and Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), received further critical and commercial success.[4] As of September 2014, the band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.[5] Leto has also directed music videos, including the MTV Video Music Award–winning "The Kill" (2006), "Kings and Queens" (2009), and "Up in the Air" (2013).



The Shining
The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson.
Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film based on the antihero team of the same name by DC Comics.
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Fight Club
Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Netflix's The Outsider Trailer Has Jared Leto Trying Out Yakuza Moves
  –  February 24, 2018
Visually this trailer presents an aesthetically and tonally dark film and the music choice of Ruelle's Madness actually works pretty well with the pacing to build tension. Jared Leto's character, Nick Lowell, seems to have learned a lot from the Yakuza ...
Is it OK to be angry about Jared Leto’s Netflix Yakuza movie?
  –  February 27, 2018
No. It’s absolutely not you mewling children. Spare me your indignation you pathetic, easily offended politically correct windbags already looking for the next ‘controversy’ to feign outrage over. Thanks for clicking. Remember to like, subscribe and ...
Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Brutal First Trailer For Netflix's 'The Outsider'
  –  February 25, 2018
In Netflix's The Outsider one thing seems clear: Jared Leto is in some shark-infested waters. Not actual sharks, but he's moving among Japanese gangsters—the Yakuza—and becoming part of their crime family. Outsider is set in Japan just after World ...
Watch the Trailer for ‘The Outsider,’ a Yakuza Thriller Starring… Jared Leto
  –  February 24, 2018
The yakuza, Japan’s rough equivalent to the American Mafia, have inspired some of the best crime movies of all time: Sonatine, Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill, Dead or Alive, Graveyard of Honor, Battles Without Honor & Humanity, Outrage, Youth of the ...
Jared Leto’s Netflix film ‘The Outsider’ draws whitewashing accusations
  –  February 24, 2018
‘California Roll with Imitation Crab the Movie’ might be the sickest burn of the year. The Outsider stars Leto as an American soldier who finds himself serving the Yakuza after World War II. His indoctrination into the Japanese crime syndicate promises ...
Netflix's Jared Leto Yakuza movie The Outsider sparks backlash over 'whitewashing'
  –  February 24, 2018
We've only just seen the trailer for upcoming Netflix film The Outsider but it's already facing a backlash online and accusations of whitewashing. After the ultraviolent teaser was released this week, many spoke out criticising the film for having a white ...
Netflix's The Outsider Trailer Has Jared Leto Trying Out Yakuza Moves
  –  February 24, 2018
This trailer is taut as a bowstring and teases a very brutal and intense film. Visually this trailer presents an aesthetically and tonally dark film and the music choice of Ruelle's Madness actually works pretty well with the pacing to build tension.
Jared Leto and Netflix face whitewashing accusations over Yakuza thriller ‘The Outsider’
  –  February 24, 2018
Jared Leto’s new Netflix film The Outsider has faced a backlash and accusations of whitewashing. The movie stars Leto as Nick Lowell, an American soldier imprisoned in Japan following the end of World War II. His Yakuza cellmate helps to free him, but ...
People Are Not Happy About Jared Leto’s Netflix Yakuza Film ‘The Outsider’
  –  February 24, 2018
On Thursday, the trailer for Jared Leto’s new Netflix offering The Outsider tumbled out into the world. The promo was a touch moody and decidedly violent, but it was the concept that had a lot of folks feeling queasy. In particular, the seemingly ...
Jared Leto joins the Yakuza in Netflix’s The Outsider
  –  February 24, 2018
Netflix has been taking huge leaps to increase the amount of Japanese-language content on its service. Now the streaming giant is looking to bridge the gap with its new thriller, The Outsider, starring Jared Leto. Set in the aftermath of WWII, Leto plays ...
Brandon’s Tailored Trailers: ‘Annihilation’ presents a baffling mystery, Jared Leto is being weird again in ‘The Outsider’
  –  February 23, 2018
While Black Panther is probably going to do another clean-sweep at the box-office this weekend, as it’s looking to make another 100+ million (which is INSANE for a second weekend), there’s also some new films opening as well. Of course, I certainly can ...
Jared Leto Hits the Gym With Valery Kaufman in LA!
  –  February 23, 2018
Jared Leto and Valery Kaufman are hanging out again! The 46-year-old 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and the 23-year-old Russian model were spotted heading to the gym on Thursday (February 22) in Los Angeles. Jared looked casual in a wolf tee, yellow ...
Jared Leto Becomes Yakuza Gangster in Netflix’s “The Outsider”
  –  February 23, 2018
Jared Leto is back in an upcoming Netflix exclusive called The Outsider, where he becomes a member of the infamous Yakuza. Based in postwar Japan, Leto plays Nick Lowell, an imprisoned American solder who enters the Yakuza underworld in exchange for his ...
Jared Leto is an angsty yakuza in this trailer for Netflix's The Outsider
  –  February 23, 2018
Jared Leto rarely seems to have a lot of fun in his acting roles, with his annoying excitable Joker being a rare exception among roles Blade Runner 2049's creepy tech genius or Fight Club’s very serious pretty boy, and this trailer for Netflix’s The ...
Jared Leto Joins The Yakuza In The Outsider Trailer
  –  February 23, 2018
Having braved development hurdles such as swapping out its original star (Tom Hardy) and director (Takeshi Miike), The Outsider, which has Jared Leto in the lead, now finds itself headed into online territory as it becomes one of the several hundred (okay ...
The Outsider Trailer: Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Netflix Movie
  –  February 23, 2018
The Outsider is yet another display of Netflix’s star-drawing might, serving as an original film for the streaming giant that’s headlined by the enigmatic Oscar winning actor, Jared Leto. Moreover, the film showcases an intriguing premise, thrusting ...
Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Netflix’s THE OUTSIDER Trailer
  –  February 22, 2018
Jared Leto‘s coming, and it’s no joke…though he retains the basic pale-and-psychotic look of his Joker, minus the special makeup. From danish director Martin Zandvliet, whose last film Land of Mine dealt with German POWs in post World War II Denmark ...
Jared Leto takes up a gruesome life of crime in the trailer for Netflix's "The Outsider"
  –  February 22, 2018
It’s pretty much an undisputed fact, at this point, that Netflix is coming for major production companies, and it isn’t holding anything back. The streaming company has created award-winning television shows, stand-up comedy specials, and feature ...
Jared Leto The Outsider Netflix film looks BRUTAL: Release date, trailer for yakuza drama
  –  February 22, 2018
Jared Leto never shies away from intense and disturbing roles. His recent turn as the Joker in Suicide Squad was chilling enough but now he is unleashing an evenmore violent side in teh new Netflix drama. The Outsider is set in Japan in the years after ...
Netflix's Outsider Trailer Has Jared Leto Indebted to the Yakuza
  –  February 22, 2018
Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for The Outsider, which stars Jared Leto in a much different role than fans are used to seeing him in. This period piece takes the chameleonic actor into an intriguing historical era, as he portrays an ...
Jared Leto Joins The Yakuza In Official Trailer For ‘The Outsider’
  –  February 22, 2018
An official trailer has been released for The Outsider, a crime drama starring Jared Leto coming to Netflix soon. In the movie, Leto plays an American soldier who ends up joining the Yakuza in post-World War II Japan. Continue below to read an official ...
‘The Outsider’ Trailer: Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in New Netflix Thriller
  –  February 22, 2018
Netflix has released a trailer for The Outsider, a bloody noir starring Jared Leto as a former American POW set in post-World War II Japan. Leto gets to Last Samurai it up as an American soldier who becomes indebted to the Japanese yakuza, a catch-all ...
Netflix’s The Outsider Trailer: Jared Leto Becomes A Yakuza
  –  February 22, 2018
Netflix UK & Ireland has now debuted a trailer for The Outsider ahead of its release. In the clip, a clean-cut Jared Leto discovers the mysterious criminal world of the Yakuza. Though Leto looks less crazy than he did in Suicide Squad, the trailer shows ...
Jared Leto in Netflix’s The Outsider Trailer and Key Art
  –  February 22, 2018
Netflix has debuted the trailer and key art for its original movie The Outsider, starring Oscar winner Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049, Dallas Buyers Club). Check out The Outsider trailer below, along with the key art in the gallery!
‘The Outsider’ Trailer: Jared Leto Fights The Current In New Netflix Film
  –  February 22, 2018
In post-WWII Japan, Leto plays an imprisoned American soldier released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld. The Netflix film is directed by ...
Jared Leto fights for his life in new trailer for Netflix's The Outsider
  –  February 22, 2018
Jared Leto is adopting a new way of life in the first trailer for Netflix’s The Outsider. Leto stars as Nick Lowell, an American soldier imprisoned in Japan after World War II. His Yakuza cellmate helps to have him released, and Nick fights to earn a ...
‘The Outsider’ Trailer: Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Netflix Thriller
  –  February 22, 2018
Netflix has released The Outsider trailer. The film stars Jared Leto as a jailed American soldier who is freed by his Yakuza cellmate and ends up joining the criminal syndicate as a way to repay his debt. Such repayment apparently includes beating people ...
Jared Leto in First Trailer for Yakuza Film 'The Outsider' from Netflix
  –  February 22, 2018
"I understand… In life, sometimes we fight the current." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for an action crime drama titled The Outsider, which will be available on Netflix starting next week - not much of a wait. They're getting better at ...
THE OUTSIDER (2018) Movie Trailer: Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Post-World War II Japan
  –  February 22, 2018
Martin Zandvliet‘s The Outsider (2018) movie trailer stars Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shiina, Shioli Kutsuna, and Emile Hirsch. The Outsider‘s plot synopsis: “Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the ...
Netflix Shares Trailer For THE OUTSIDER Starring Jared Leto
  –  February 22, 2018
An American soldier imprisoned in postwar Japan enters the dark world of the yakuza, adopting their way of life in repayment for his freedom. Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate.
Angelina Jolie Never Dated Jared Leto, Despite Claims A Year Ago
  –  February 17, 2018
Angelina Jolie never dated Jared Leto, despite false claims about a relationship between the pair. A year ago, the gossip media tried to link the stars in the wake of her split from Brad Pitt. But time has shown Gossip Cop was right to bust the bogus stories.


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