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What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

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What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

It's been nearly 20 years since Jared Leto made teen girls everywhere fall in love with his brooding Jordan Catalano on "My So-Called Life." He's grown up and changed since his pinup days, but his current look is causing more gasps than dreamy sighs.

Leto caused numerous double takes when he showed up at the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards sans eyebrows and looking very thin. He was almost unrecognizable.

But fear not that he's going down the destructive path taken by other teen icons -- it's all just part of the job.

For his role as a transsexual with AIDS in "The Dallas Buyers Club," Leto pushed his body through a brutal transformation.

"I waxed my entire body, including my eyebrows," he told reporters at the awards ceremony. "I've lost a lot of weight because I'm playing a young person with AIDS. It's been challenging but really inspiring, too."

This isn't the first time Leto's changed his body for a role. For 2008's "Chapter 27," Leto gained 60 pounds to play Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer.

For "Dallas Buyers Club," Leto's co-star, Matthew McConaughey, also went on a punishing diet to lose 38 pounds.

"I feel good, now," McConaughey said. "Overall, probably got 35 percent less energy. The tough part -- there have been plateaus."

"I haven't eaten in 21 days," Leto told the award ceremony's host, Mike Birbiglia.

All that waxing and primping (not to mention having to wear heels) has opened Leto's eyes to what many women endure on a daily basis.
"It's a lot of work to be a pretty little girl," he said. "I have a newfound respect for women in general."

The tough physical effort is well worth it for Leto, who loved the "beautifully written" script for "The Dallas Buyers Club" enough to make it his first movie in five years.

"I just immersed myself in their culture and the people and I hope I can represent them as honorably as possible," he said.

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Posted 11/28/12 1:55 PM
 
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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Holy crap he looks like Courtney Cox in the 2nd pic!

Posted 11/28/12 2:49 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Posted by AndreaLMT

Holy crap he looks like Courtney Cox in the 2nd pic!



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Posted 11/28/12 2:57 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Wow! These guys are committed to their roles.

Posted 11/28/12 3:11 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

He also changed his look for his band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Take a look at this video

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Posted 11/28/12 3:14 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

I love him and whenever I look at him, all I see is Jordan Catalano Chat Icon

Posted 11/28/12 3:47 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

He is a beautiful man. I saw him in person once when he was all done up to perform with 30 Seconds to Mars and even then he was still gorgeous. I might have drooled on myself.

Posted 11/28/12 3:59 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Posted by StaceyWill

I love him and whenever I look at him, all I see is Jordan Catalano Chat Icon



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Posted 11/28/12 6:27 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Jordan Catalano in a flannel shirt, leaning on stuff 4eva

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Posted 11/28/12 7:46 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

I seriously posted this very question on my FB yesterday with the Courtney Cox pic Chat Icon

I am sad, disappointed, and most of all disturbed by how he has changed. Jordan Catalano, please come back to us!!

Posted 11/28/12 7:50 PM
 

AndreaLMT
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Posted by eroxgirl

He is a beautiful man. I saw him in person once when he was all done up to perform with 30 Seconds to Mars and even then he was still gorgeous. I might have drooled on myself.


Word. No matter what he does to himself, he's still hot. Even when he looks like Courtney Cox!Chat Icon

Posted 11/28/12 7:51 PM
 

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Jordan Catalano in a flannel shirt, leaning on stuff 4eva

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Posted 11/28/12 7:52 PM
 

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What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

As his normal self, he is gorgeous. I'm always impressed with how far he'll go to transform himself for a role. He's a really good actor. But even though I'm impressed, I also have to think he's a little nuts lol.

Posted 11/29/12 9:07 AM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Here's another pic of his transformation.
What he does for his craft!

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Posted 11/29/12 10:53 AM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

Posted by AndreaLMT

Here's another pic of his transformation.
What he does for his craft!



UGH!!!! I get that it is for a movie roll, but that's going WAY to far, imo.

Posted 11/29/12 12:12 PM
 

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Re: What happened to Jared Leto? Details about his shocking transformation

I read this on Dlisted and was laughing so hard:

We get it, Jared Leto, we get it. You shaved off your brows and lost some weight for that movie. You can stop sucking in your stomach so hard that you look like an actual bookworm. Dude looks like he should be slithering out of an apple

Posted 11/29/12 5:44 PM
 
 
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