After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994).
He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997).
He then portrayed Angel Face in Fight Club (1999), a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, directed by David Fincher.
The same year, he starred as heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream, an adaptation of Hubert Selby, Jr.'s novel of the same name, directed by Darren Aronofsky and co-starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans.
But now it looks like Disney is still very much in the business.
When the group first started, Jared Leto did not allow his position of Hollywood actor to be used in promotion of the band.
That being said, I think they’re drastically overestimating people’s opinion of Leto if they think it can be a star vehicle for him.
; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, and director.
In 1997, Leto starred in the biopic Prefontaine in which he played the role of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine.
For the preparation of the role, Leto immersed himself in the runner's life, training for six weeks and meeting with members of his family and friends.