July 21, 2016
Jared Leto Talks Mountain Climbing, Ascending Hollywood's "Social Ladder" at Premiere of Nature Docuseries 'Great Wide Open'
6:00 PM PDT 7/20/2016
“It’s a long, arduous haul filled with the dead bodies of those who have come before you," director-producer Leto joked while discussing the documentary, which aims to emphasize the beauty of America's national parks.
The laughs kept coming Tuesday night as Jared Leto stepped out in Los Angeles not to promote his role as the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad, but to premiere Great Wide Open, a documentary series he directed and produced.
July 20, 2016
GREAT WIDE OPEN
A documentary series celebrating America's National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them. Directed by Jared Leto.
July 13, 2016
‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer on Shooting on Film, Directing Jared Leto as The Joker, and Working in the DC Universe
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Suicide Squad is, in many ways, the most exciting film of the DC Extended Universe thus far. What makes the picture unique is that this will be the first movie in this interconnected series of DC Comics adaptations that is not directed by Zack Snyder, therefore allowing audiences to see for the first time what a different director’s vision looks like within this same universe. And from the moment it was announced that David Ayer would be at the helm of Suicide Squad, it was clear that Warner Bros. would be enlisting some serious talent to direct its own slate of superhero movies.
Ayer’s career thus far has delved into the unflinching grittiness of the real world, be it South Central Los Angeles gangs in his directorial debut Harsh Times, the day-to-day of a pair of L.A. cops in End of Watch, or the ugliness of the tail end of World War II in Fury. With Suicide Squad, Ayer’s penchant for hardened stories meets the realm of the supernatural, and that mix thus far looks to be quite excellent.
July 11, 2016
Posted on 7/8/2016
On Aug. 5, we’ll finally get a chance to watch Jared Leto perform in arguably the summer’s most anticipated film.
July 04, 2016
JULY 1, 2016 4:16 PM
On Friday, two-time Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland turned 100 years old—meaning that the woman who played Gone with the Wind’s Melanie is the last standing star of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In celebration of the milestone, the Gone with the Wind actress, who spoke to Vanity Fair earlier this year, talked to People about her life, career, and the unlikely admirer who came knocking on her door several years back: Jared Leto.
De Havilland’s relationship with Leto began via e-mail correspondence in 2010, after the 30 Seconds to Mars singer cited her seminal 1944 lawsuit—which, according to Vanity Fair’s William Stadiem, “broke the back of the studio system [by freeing] actors from perpetual contract bondage”—in his band’s $30 million contract lawsuit with EMI/Capitol/Virgin. The legal battle between the band, 30 Seconds to Mars, and the corporation was long and grueling, and at one point, Leto decided to chronicle the legal drama behind the scenes of his latest album in a documentary.
June 24, 2016
Posted JUN 21 2016, 5:02 PM ET
When you think of an alt band, the last thing you'd equate with the hard-hitting drummer known as "Shanimal" is that he'd have his own blend of coffee, but that's exactly what Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars has done with his Black Fuel Trading Co.
Why coffee? "I grew up around it," he said. His grandfather, who was Spanish and helped raise Leto and his younger brother Oscar-winner Jared Leto in Louisiana, was a very intense man who was very serious about his coffee.
"I would watch him make it, it was his morning ritual and he wouldn't let anyone mess with it because it had to be made exactly the way he wanted," Leto said. "He had a chicory blend which I will try to recreate in his honor."