Jared Leto – a man whose face you will never forget. That’s because you won’t be able to identify him any other way! Lead singer of the rock band “30 Seconds to Mars” and the winner of an “Oscar” for his role of the trans-diva battling AIDS in the film “Dallas Buyers Club” changes his styles so often that one can think the band steadily changes their soloist.
Of course, all the artists from time-to-time change their appearance due to their getting new roles or acquiring a stage image; but Jared is unique in all this – something else to behold. Leto is nothing else if not diverse in all his manifestations. For 43 years Jared Leto tried all sorts of hairstyles that affect a variety of lengths and colors. And for the sake of participation in film productions with such directors as Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and Oliver Stone, Leto with incredible self-denial gained 60 pounds for the role of Mark David Chapman in “Chapter 27”, then dropped 30 to 40 pounds to play the transsexual with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club,” teasing the movie goer’s imagination with an unbelievable 100 pound swing in his weight between the two films.
Looking back some 20 years, we decided to show Leto the actor and his musical styles from the romantic lady killer (1994) to the Karl Lagerfeld (or Draco Malfoy) look for 2015.
What image do you like the most?
In 1994 Jared was in search for work and moved to Los Angeles. He made do with casual part-time jobs as a model. Later he was noticed by the Hollywood agent and became an actor. His first role was in the teen series “My So-Called Life.” Leto played a young man Jordan Catalano who won ladies hearts with his beautiful blue eyes.
In the cult film by David Fincher, Jared Leto played a member of Fight Club, nicknamed Angel Face. (1999)
The famous image of a drug addict Harry Goldfarb in “Requiem for a Dream” directed by Darren Aronofsky became, simultaneously, a springboard for novice actor Leto in a big movie and a nightmare for fans of the handsome Jared they had come to adore with those baby-blues that just oozed sex appeal. For the first time in his career Leto had to lose a few pounds – a focused actor, he refused to eat and have sex to prepare for the role. (2000)
Brutal cornrows? sure, why not. The actor continued his bold experiments with hair for the role in “Panic Room” (2002)
Right after the movie Jared dyed his hair blonde. Was it a tribute to Kurt Cobaine? (2003).
A year has passed and already our famous actor transformed again from the true rocker to the sweet hottie starring in “Alexander” directed by Oliver Stone. After such graceful images, the rumors began circulating in the mainstream media claiming Leto was a homosexual. (2004)
Getting tired from movie experiments the musician chose the sad rocker image as he began spending more time on concerts and writing new songs. (2005)
Releasing super-successful hits like “From Yesterday” and “The Kill” on his second album was terrific for fans. “A Beautiful Lie” however, seemed to trap him and his band in a wave of teen-emo geeks! The David Cassidy of the 2000’s Yikes!!! (2006)
Deciding to pay more attention to his acting career, Jared gained more than 60 pounds for the role of John Lennon’s killer in the movie “Chapter 27”. Leto was simply not recognizable! (2006)
Pale skin, messy hair, tired look…. In 2009 the famous rock star was working on the album “This is War” which became one of the most successful collection of songs during the entire decade. This one is definitely my favorite.
PUNKS NOT DEAD. They say Terry Richardson (famous outrageous photographer and old Leto buddy) was the one who suggested such a punk style and shaved Jared’s head! The hairstyle was called MARShawk by the singer himself (2010)
It became obvious that the rock star is obsessed with changing his image when he dyed his hair blue the same year.
Jared Leto once confessed that he chooses his outfit right before going out on stage, so pretty often it becomes a disaster. I wonder how long it takes him to choose a new hair style?… (2011)
In 2012, tired of being a “nice guy” or the proverbial sweet-faced “punky teenager” Jared finally goes brutal with a long beard.
Getting into character for another big role Jared dropped almost 40 pounds to make his image close to the character. Slicked back and no eyebrows – that’s the Leto style at the end of 2012.
“Fashion may go out of style but style never goes out of fashion.” Jared’s Jesus look is definitely the most memorable one. (2014)
Well, one could think Leto stopped torturing his hair and changing his style as he’s had the same image for almost 2 years, but he surprised his fans again. Blonde is obviously becoming popular this year with Kim and Jared changing their hair color to correspond to the Karl Lagerfeld look. I always like the “Lager-blond look – not sure I think it fits Leto’s persona however.
I’m sure, it’s not the end of his bold experiments. What do you think his next look will be?