So many great films are starting to come back to theaters as well as debuting on streaming. The one to look out for this week is "The Little Things."
Coming to theaters and HBO Max simultaneously, the police thriller includes Oscar-winning actors Rami Malek, Denzel Washington, and Jared Leto.
We saw the stunning trailer debut just a few days before Christmas, and have been excited ever since.
We're amped for it, and especially looking forward to Jared Leto's character. To celebrate, we're recapping his top 10 films so far, so you can see how versatile this talented actor truly is.
1Dallas Buyers Club
This film sits at the top our list because not only is it one of Jared Leto's highest-rated movies, but it's the one that earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Leto's made a lot of transformations for characters over the years, but his role as Rayon stands out amongst them. Beyond his heartfelt performance, the actor was required to lose a whopping 30 pounds, along with sporting some truly memorable outfits.
2Blade Runner 2049
If you want to see Leto's more sinister side, this film's happy to oblige. Leto plays Niander Wallace, the movie's blind antagonist. Interestingly, while Leto was playing the character, he opted for opaque contact lenses, which made it so he couldn't see while filming. He claims he never saw his co-star/childhood hero Harrison Ford while filming, even though they shared multiple scenes together.
Although Leto's involvement in this cult classic wasn't as prominent as lead actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the bleached-hair prettyboy was still a member of the fight club, and had a nasty initiation with Norton who ends up disfiguring his character quite a bit.
4Requiem for a Dream
Here's another movie that required Leto to lose weight, this time closer to 25 pounds. Also, the director didn't want him to have sugar or sex for 30 days in order to understand how it feels have a massive craving. In the film, he plays a heroin addict named Harry Goldfarb. In preparation, he made friends with actual heroin addicts from Brooklyn to better understand their mindset.
5The Thin Red Line
He isn't a big part (at all) of this war story, but Leto certainly takes charge when it's his time to shine. Even with the minor role, Leto contributes to a film that ranks high on critics' lists.
When you see the character Leto portrays in "American Psycho," you'll probably have the urge to kill him, too. Leto plays Paul Allen, an egotistical VP of a company involved in mergers and acquisitions, who gets on the nerves of Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman, a professional by day and serial killer by night.
When the home you're staying at has a safe room, there's probably a reason why. Leto shows off his darker side once more, but this time he's more of a burglar than a murderer. Leto actually did all of his own stunts in the film, even in a scene where he catches on fire.
This sci-fi drama has Leto playing an old man looking back on his life, trying to determine which events in his "memory" have actually happened in real life. Because of a tough decision his character had to make as a child, he remembers/imagines multiple events that couldn't all possibly exist together, which leads him to try to decipher what's fact and what's fiction.
9Lord of War
Standing out as one of Leto's more moral characters, Vitaly Orlov is the brother and business partner of a well-traveled arms dealer (Nicolas Cage). Vitaly has trouble finding peace due to the truth that by selling weapons to warlords, they're adding to the body count of innocents caught in the crossfire.
10How to Make an American Quilt
Ringing in at number 10 on the list, this film was actually Leto's big screen debut. His character is pretty minor in the movie, but he did catch audiences' attention as a newcomer to look out for.
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