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Jared Leto: front man of post-grunge band 30 Seconds To Mars, investor in burgeoning tech companies, campaigner on the Barack Obama trail and avid art collector. This is a man who has been busy during his three-year hiatus from the acting career that made him famous.
It began with a breakout role in My So-Called Life, the Nineties show that also propelled Claire Danes up the Hollywood ladder, and continued with memorable roles in Fight Club, American Psycho and Darren Aronofsky’s bleak tale of drug addiction, Requiem For A Dream. His look has been as eclectic as his CV: from corn rows and a bleached mullet to ponytails or an impulsive mohawk. Attacked and applauded for his personal style, he is not afraid to experiment, even if that includes a full-body wax and drag make-up for his upcoming role as Rayon in The Dallas Buyers Club. It’s the story of Ron Woodroof, the Texan HIV sufferer turned drug smuggler of illegal AIDS medication at the start of the epidemic.
Leto is in Berlin to talk about his new project for Hugo Boss, which he approaches with typical gusto…
On Looking 31 at 41:
“I still have plenty of vices, but alcohol isn’t one of them. It’s probably just down to sleep and diet. If you travel long haul a lot or don’t sleep much, it’s not going to last very long, that’s for sure. I’m pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I’ve been that way for a long time – 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process.”