Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto is perhaps one of the most talked about celebrities these days. From his role in Requiem for a Dream to supporting roles alongside Nick Cage in Lord of War, this man of many faces is much more then that, he's a man with a world of talent.
With the casting of Leto as the Joker in the upcoming DC film Suicide Squad, as well as his Oscar win for a supporting role in 2013's Dallas Buyers Club, this guy has been on many fan's and critic's radars over the past few years. I first gained recognition of Leto's talent when his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, gained some traction after a release of a new music video.
I thought to myself, "Damn, this dude has talent". He just had a presence about him, I felt it through the television screen as he poured his soul out in that video. Leto's kind face and eccentric attitude just makes you want to watch him, and route for him. Whether it be on stage with his band or in front of the camera for any number of his critically acclaimed films, the man with many faces has a lot of talent to show.
My favorite roles of his include Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream, Paul Allen in American Psycho and his supporting appearance as Angel Face, in Fight Club. His best performance to date may be his role as Rayon, in the critically acclaimed Dallas Buyers Club. For this role Leto managed to lose more weight then thought possible, as he portrayed an AIDS patient who was extremely ill with the life threatening autoimmune disease. He beautifully owned the role of such a damaged, ill character yet executed it with such finesse.
Now, when the executives over at Warner Bros. announced that they would be building upon the masterpiece that is Man of Steel, we all knew that a new Joker would have to be casted in order to include a story arch of Batman. The character is just to popular to not include, partly due to Heath Ledger's Oscar winning performance as the Dark Knight's arch nemesis. Filling those pair of shoes are going to be tough, but needless to say; I believe Leto can pull it off, with a signature brand of psychopathy and vibrancy.