Posted on May 07 2014
Hey there Pretty Birds,
It certainly has been a pretty great year for actor Jared Leto. Firstly, he won an Oscar for his performance as best supporting actor in Dallas Buyers Club (if you haven’t seen it, we recommend you do soon – Jared’s interpretation of a trans-gender woman is both brilliant and moving). Then, he found love with a girl that goes by the name of Lupita Nyong’o (and she’s just the coolest girl around at the moment). And lastly, he seems to be enjoying his success on but mostly off the stage: at Coachella’s music festival we’ve seen him party in a series of look-at-me-I’m-Jesus-Christ outfits that involved long hair, XXL aviators, tiger print skinny jeans, red bandanas, palm print t-shirts and grunge-style checkered shirts. What can we say? A man’s allowed to enjoy his moment of fame.
We were looking at some pictures from his past, and came across some very cute ones (some of us here at the ATPB headquarters are insanely in love with him) but also some very curious ones… Like his pink-mohawk haircut days, on stage with Thirty Seconds to Mars, the band he started with brother Shannon back in 1998, or his bad modeling moments, when he posed semi-naked holding a calla flower… Some things are hard to grasp, even for us.
What we do know though is that he’s had a rough upbringing but does loves his mama very very much (remember his Oscar speech?) and brings her along to all celebrity studded events and after-parties. And that we love him in all of his damned and controversial roles – from playing Paul Allen (rival of Patrick Bateman) in “American Psycho”, 2000, to being a heroin drug addict in the provocative “Requiem for a Dream” (2000) and the lover of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) in “Alexander” (2004).
Love him? Hate him? Find him too controversial? For us, he’s simply drop-dead-gorgeous. Here’s our gallery of Jared Leto’s most striking images through-out the years.
Margherita Calabi and Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.