Jared Leto : The Ideal Hero Essay examples

1476 Words Oct 26th, 2015 6 Pages
“Be brave, follow dreams, say fuck you to everybody and fight for what you believe in.” Despite playing the villain in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is the ideal hero. He’s committed, influential, and fights for justice, all characteristics of a hero. In this essay, I will be going into more details of what makes Jared Leto heroic, as well as comparing and contrasting him to the mythical god, Buddha.
Born in 1971, Jared Leto lived in Bossier City, Louisiana, shortly after his birth his parents filed for divorce. Growing up wasn’t easy with a traveling artist for a mother, they financially struggled. Jared’s mother (Constance), encouraged Jared and his brother, Shannon, the importance of creativity. This played a critical role on Jared’s musical, acting, and film career. After high school, Jared enrolled at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts for painting, but later changed his focus to acting. He then decided to take a risk and transferred to New York’s School of Visual Arts, where he majored in filmmaking. In 1994, Jared get his first acting role on the T.V show, My So-Called Life. Since then he has been in Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Panic Room, and The Dallas Buyers Club. In 2014, Jared won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance in The Dallas Buyers Club. In 1998, he and his brother Shannon founded the band 30 Seconds to Mars. Thier fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, was released in 2013, in which they won a MTV…

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