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Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)

Postby Natasha (candygirl) » Nov 6th 2012, 7:23 pm

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto is returning to acting in The Dallas Buyer's Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner:

Inspired by real events, the story centers on Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a Texas electrician diagnosed with AIDS and given six months to live, who began smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to help himself and other AIDS patients. He added years to his life but rushed headfirst into a collision course with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which was bent on keeping the drugs out of the country.

In a potentially standout role, Leto would play a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps Woodroof. At one point, Gael Garcia Bernal circled the role but never reached the dealmaking stage.


Shooting begins next week in New Orleans. The Dallas Buyer's Club is scheduled for a 2013 release.
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Re: Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)

Postby Natasha (candygirl) » Nov 27th 2012, 10:50 am

Interview with Jared Leto about his role in The Dallas Buyer's Club (source includes photo of Jared Leto in costume as transsexual character Rayon):
Leto Opens Up About His 'Dallas' Transformation

By JARETT WIESELMAN

November 27, 2012

Jared Leto has been one of Hollywood's most desired men since breaking out in 1994's My So-Called Life, but he's developed a profound respect for women as a result of his latest role.

In Dallas Buyers Club, Leto plays a transsexual named Rayon and tells ET the process of transforming into her has been life changing. "It's a lot of work to be a pretty little girl. I have a newfound respect for women in general," he said at The IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.

"I waxed my entire body, including my eyebrows. I've lost a lot of weight because I'm playing a young person with AIDS. It's been challenging but really inspiring too." Leto told me that it was the opportunity to tell this story that lured him back to acting.

"I haven't made a movie in 5 years. I thought it was a beautifully written script [and] a wonderful character, who I just fell in love with. I figured if I was going to come back and act again, this was the one to do it."

Clearly Matthew McConaughey felt similarly about this story, as he recently revealed the startling 38-pound weight loss he underwent to play an AIDS patient. "I feel good, now," McConaughey said. "Overall, probably got 35 percent less energy. The tough part, there have been plateaus."

"Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get into the 167, the next 7 come off easy. Getting past 160, really hard. But then you fly down to 150. Getting past 150 was really hard. And then, bam, got down to 143 and that's where I want to be. Once you get past the plateau, the body seems to understand, 'OK this is where we're living now, this is where we are,' so the energy rises."
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Re: Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)

Postby Bacchante » Jan 14th 2014, 11:15 pm

Being the Jared/Jordan fan that I am, I have to report that Jared won a Golden Globe for Supporting Actor for this role. I'm guessing everyone already knew that but just in case :) Also, I was really happy he won that, because I feared that a movie like DBC would get overlooked, and I thought he quite deserved that award. Not that it's his best role, but it's brave of him to always play completely strange people, and to do it well.
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Re: Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)

Postby Jody Barsch* » Mar 2nd 2014, 1:24 am

Jared won Best Supporting Actor at the Film Independent Spirit Awards today. Well deserved. I was posted backstage with an umbrella open to escort winners from the event tent to the still press room in anticipation of the storm that was looming and he walked by, smiled, joked, "It's not raining!" Then after the show I escorted his date/friend/manager whoever she was (great outfit btw) to his car with an umbrella since by then it really was raining. Fun :)
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Re: Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)

Postby richard » Mar 4th 2014, 10:39 am

He's won an oscar now too - I think the first MSCL alumni to do so!
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