Jared Leto won the Oscar for best supporting actor in 2014 for his portrayal of a transgender woman in the 2013 movie, “Dallas Buyers Club.” The movie also starred Matthew McConaughey, who won the Oscar for best actor, making it only the fifth film to win both awards.
Leto is a singer, songwriter, actor and director. He first found fame for appearing on the TV series, “My So-Called Life.” The 1995 film, “How to Make an American Quilt,” marked his film debut. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Prefontaine,” “Urban Legend,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Panic Room” and “Mr. Nobody.”
Leto is also the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band, “Thirty Seconds to Mars,” which he founded with his brother Shannon Leto in Los Angeles, California, in 1998. As of September 2015, the band has four albums to their credit: “30 Seconds to Mars,” “A Beautiful Lie, “This is War” and “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.”