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10 Surprising Facts About Jared Leto 

Mason Weigel
Updated July 1, 2020 466.2k views 10 items

Jared Leto has built a reputation for himself due to his bizarre and, more often than not, inappropriate behavior. Whether the wild but true rumors about Jared Leto stem from his unacceptable on-set behavior, a mishap at one of his concerts, or his day-to-day life, the musician-actor-director can't seem to avoid becoming caught up in ill-advised situations. 

Here are a few of the most surprising things Jared Leto has done. 

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He Was Trampled By Fans At A 30 Seconds To Mars Concert

The life of a rock star often comes with some tumultuous situations. Jared Leto got a bit more than he signed up for in 2007, while the star was performing with his band "30 Seconds to Mars." 

Midway through the set, Leto made the admittedly ill-advised choice to rush into the crowd, where he was promptly swarmed and trampled by fans. Leto ended up with a broken nose, as well as a few other injuries to show for it. 

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He Gave Margot Robbie A Live Rat

The Joker is a role that seems to overtake any actor who attempts a performance. From Nicholson, to Ledger, and Leto, no one is safe from the clown prince of crime. Leto, however, took it to a whole new level, fully committing to the practice of method acting for his role in Suicide Squad. 

Among other heinous behavior, this entailed treating co-star Margot Robbie exactly how Mister J would treat his love, Harley Quinn. The harassment culminated with Leto sending Robbie a live rat as a gift. Despite the "romantic" gesture, Robbie didn't keep the rat, instead it resides with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.

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He Lived On The Street To Prepare For A Role

Leto's method acting is the stuff of legend. In one of his first major roles, he took things to a whole other level while preparing for and filming Requiem For A Dream.

To get into the mind of his character, Leto gave up companionship and chose to live on the sreets. He wanted to fully immerse himself in the lifestyle of an addict. 

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He Sent Used Rubbers To His Fellow Cast Members

Along with his mistreatment of Robbie on the set of Suicide Squad, Leto was equally weird with basically all the others members of the cast. Citing his method acting, he thought it'd be a good idea to send the other cast members used rubbers. 

Leto claims:

I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise, of spontaneity, and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there... The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.