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Chapter 27, Jared Leto

Can You Take Jared Leto Seriously as an Actor?

According to the AP, Jared Leto gained 60 pounds to portray John Lennon's assassin in the upcoming Chapter 27, which I've been patiently awaiting ever since Sundance 2007. Physical transformations like Leto's are often the sign of a serious, committed actor. However, Leto's off-screen press has left a sour taste in my mouth (he even slipped off Pop's manjoyment radar). Then again, if I close my ears to the gossip and just look at his filmography it's hard to deny that this is a risk-taking, talented actor.

Can you take Jared seriously as an actor these days?


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couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
yeah, I agree with buckley - I take his acting much more seriously than his music.
buckley9383 buckley9383 9 years
His acting* whoops!
buckley9383 buckley9383 9 years
I take his much more seriously than I do his music.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
Ah, Jared. My first love... He's a great actor and a talented musician. :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
As long as I can block out his eyeliner and ridiculous Emo bangs, I can buy it.
linb linb 9 years
Haha - he DOES look like Emilio, Xian!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I just don't think he is that good of an actor
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
yes - i think that i can take him seriously. he's definitely a bit 'off' when he's not on screen but you have to admit that some of the best actorsa re like that too. take johnny depp or daniel day lewis - they aren't the most normal, but they really get into character and it's amazing.
Xian Xian 9 years
Pistil Pistil 9 years
I've liked his work from what I've seen. Can't say I pay attention to anything off screen.
Hex Hex 9 years
*sobbing* He used to be so pretty. Who are you and what have you done with Jordan Catalano? I didn't even like it when he got all scruffy for his bit in Girl, Interrupted. Sad to hear it seems all for naught, how bad was it eponine?
designergirl designergirl 9 years
It's not that I can't take him seriously as an actor; he's just not that good of an actor. Requiem is one of the most overrated movies ever, in my opinion. Besides, Requiem was almost 10 years ago, he needs to prove himself now.
eponine eponine 9 years
leto is an okay actor, but having seen Chapter 27 I can say that I was truly disappointed with his performance. Just the physical transformation does not equal good acting, y'know? it was a terrible flick.
laceykk23 laceykk23 9 years
i have to agree with others who said that he was great in requiem for a dream, and it was a fantastic movie as well.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I think he's a good actor, but like most, has a very specific persona he lends to his characters. He's not versatile, but as long as he keeps accepting roles that he is good at, he's a good actor.
jellydonut80 jellydonut80 9 years
he was amazing in requiem for a dream so he will always get a chance with me!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I wouldn't say he's a GREAT actor but he's a very capable actor, and he chooses interesting roles. Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, American Psycho... he was good in all of those, and they are all great movies.
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
Absolutely. I think he's a fabulous actor and I was a fan of his long before he ever became a musician and before he was ever plastered on every tabloid site for his bizarre behaviour. The fact is, what he does in his off-time is one thing, but what he does on-screen is amazing.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
He could be perfect for this role.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
If you have any doubts about Leto's dramatic acting ability, you have to see him Requiem for a Dream...he, along with the entire cast, is AWESOME!!!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
ditto ylatan and ny socialite---i completely agree!
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 9 years
he'll always be jordan to me
ylatan ylatan 9 years
i am undecided. but either way, i still have a hopeless crush on jordan catalano. lol !
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i haven't really seen him much, but his off-screen persona is so distasteful, that i'm really reluctant to watch his films. and the idea of him and lindsay lohan in chapter 27? sounds really bad to me.
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