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10 Best Movies Starring Jared Leto

Written by Gerryaldo

Jared Joseph Leto is undeniably one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, thanks to his exceptional acting skills and musical talent. Along with his iconic looks, he has left a lasting impression on the public since his birth in 1971, regardless of the movie titles he has starred in.

Every movie he has starred in is always a big hit, even when he is playing a supporting role. Jared consistently gives his best performances, and he has earned the trust of many production houses and directors who eagerly include him in various projects, as below.

1. Morbius

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Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is a doctor who since childhood has been inseparable from his adopted brother, Milo (Matt Smith), due to his rare blood disorder. This condition has developed a deep bond between Morbius and Milo. As an adult, Morbius' father sent him to medical school.

With perseverance and determination, Morbius became a successful scientist. He then began a mission to find a cure for the blood disorder they once had, using the genes of vampire bats. Tragically, his experiment backfired, turning him into a full-fledged vampire.

2. Dallas Buyer Club

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In this movie directed by Jean-Marc Valée, Jared Leto plays the role of Rayon. Rayon is portrayed as a transgender woman who battles drug addiction and is HIV positive. She forms a close friendship with a man named Ron (Matthew McConaughey) and together, they establish an organization called the Dallas Buyers Club.

The purpose of the club is to provide alternative treatment for HIV positive patients. Rayon plays an important role in helping Ron attract clients, especially from the gay community. Despite facing many challenges, Rayon and Ron continued to provide support and help.

3. Panic Room

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A woman named Meg (Jodie Foster) has just divorced her husband and decides to move into a mansion with her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart). The previous owner, a reclusive millionaire, has built a "panic room" to protect the residents from intruders.

At first, Meg considers the panic room an unnecessary space. However, on their first night in the mansion, a group of thieves led by Junior (Jared Leto) break in and steal a stash of bonds hidden in the house. Meg and Sarah immediately retreat to the panic room where the bonds are.

4. Prefontaine

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This movie tells the story of an athlete named Steve Prefontaine (Jared Leto), a talented long-distance runner from Coos Bay, Oregon. As a teenager, he studied and trained under coaches Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinge, and quickly gained fame for his aggressive running style.

Throughout the movie, we witness Steve's journey as he pursues a career as a professional runner. He participated in the 1972 Munich Olympics but failed to win a medal in the 5,000-meter race. Undeterred, he tried again at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

5. Chapter 27

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Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) is a man with a mental disorder who idolizes the famous singer John Lennon. In 1980, he traveled to New York just to stalk his idol. He spent days standing outside John Lennon's apartment building, hoping to meet him.

During his "stalking", Chapman met many other admirers of Lennon, including Jude (Lindsay Lohan), a photographer named Paul Goresh (Judah Friedlander), and Lennon's son Sean (Yuuki Hosokawa). On December 8, 1980, he shot Lennon dead on the spot.

6. Basil

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Basil (Jared Leto) is a young man from a prestigious family in England, who studied Oxford University. After graduated, Basil returns to London and meets a man named John (Christian Slater).

They become close friends until Basil falls in love with John's employer's daughter, Julia (Claire Forlani). At first, Julia rejects Basil, but after learning that she is the sole heir after her brother, Ralph (Crispin-Bonham Carter), was disowned by their father due to a scandal, Julia accepts Basil's proposal to take over his inheritance.

7. Urban Legend

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In the movie by Jamie Blanks "Urban Legend," Jared Leto plays the character of Paul Gardner, a journalism student who investigates the urban legend surrounding the Stanley Hall massacre at Pendleton University. His investigation reveals that the massacre did indeed happen.

Paul gets this information from a professor named William (Robert Englund), who survived the incident. As he digs deeper into the events of the massacre, Paul must deal with a killer who is targeting other students at the university.

8. The Outsider

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Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) is a former US Marine Captain who is the only non-Japanese inmate in Osaka prison during Japan's post-war period. Inside the prison, he rescues a Yakuza member named Kiyoshi (Tadanobu Asano) and gains the support of the Yakuza clan.

Nick gets involved in their activities and even helps them take revenge against a rival Yakuza clan. He becomes an important figure in the clan. While spending time with the Yakuza, he falls in love with Kiyoshi's sister, Miyu (Shioli Kutsuna), and soon has an initiation ceremony.

9. Highway

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Pilot Kelson (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a drug dealer in Las Vegas, and he has a close friend named Jack Hayes (Jared Leto). In the course of their business, they encounter various drug cartels and notorious drug barons. At one point, Jack gets involved in an affair with the wife of a powerful organized crime figure, which puts Jake and his circle in dangerous territory.

To avoid the cartel's pursuit, Jack and Pilot flee to Seattle, where they meet a variety of characters. In Seattle, Jack meets another dangerous woman named Cassie (Selma Blair).

10. House of Gucci

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Paolo Gucci (Jared Leto) is the son of Aldo Gucci (Al Pacino), the head of the Gucci fashion house. Unlike the rest of his family, Paolo has no talent in fashion, but he wants to contribute to the family business as a designer.

During his trials in the business, Paolo discovers evidence that his father has been evading taxes in the United States, which puts a strain on the Gucci family relationship. This leads Paolo to enlist the help of his cousin, Maurizio (Adam Driver), to remove his father from the company.

Jared Leto will continue to participate in various film projects in the coming years, and given his successful track record in the box office films mentioned above. By the way, all the movies listed above can be a fun weekend watch for you!

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