JARED LETO (Rayon) is an actor, musician, and director.
His two decades of work as an actor have encompassed a host of intense and transformative performances. These have included his portrayals in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, alongside Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans; Steve James' Prefontaine, as real-life athlete Steve Prefontaine; J.P. Schaefer's Chapter 27, for which he was voted the Audience Award at the 2007 Zurich Film Festival; David Fincher's Fight Club, with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, and Panic Room, with Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker; Mary Harron's American Psycho, opposite Christian Bale; Andrew Niccol's Lord of War, alongside Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke; Oliver Stone's Alexander, opposite Colin Farrell; Todd Robinson's Lonely Hearts, alongside Salma Hayek; James Mangold's Girl, Interrupted, with Winona Ryder and Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie; Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line; and Jaco Van Dormael's Mr. Nobody, opposite Sarah Polley, Rhys Ifans, and Diane Kruger.
He was recently honored with a Gotham Independent Film Award for his documentary feature Artifact, which he produced with Emma Ludbrook; Artifact was voted the Gothams' Audience Award. The movie also won the People's Choice award, for documentaries, at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Mr. Leto directed Artifact under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. Also under that name, he directs music videos for the multi-platinum-selling rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the band, which comprises Mr. Leto, his brother Shannon Leto, and Tomo Milicevic.
Thirty Seconds to Mars has released four studio records, including 2013's Love Lust Faith + Dreams. Among their rock radio hits have been the songs "This Is War" and "Kings and Queens." The band has circled the globe in sold-out shows, playing over 300 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to 3 million people, thereby breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever concert tour by a rock band. Thirty Seconds to Mars has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and their music videos have received more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards worldwide, including a dozen MTV Awards; a Billboard Music Award; and honors from NME, Kerrang!, and Fuse. They were most recently nominated for three 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Rock Video.