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Five Reasons We Love Jared Leto

tumblr_static_1Despite some quibbles from the fringe, Jared Leto is suddenly America’s golden boy after taking home a golden boy of his own at the Academy Awards for his outstanding performance in Dallas Buyers Club.

But our crush on him goes back further than that. Here are five reasons why.

1. He’s not just another pretty face

Besides being silly beautiful, Leto is also actively involved in philanthropy and charity work. The list of organizations and causes he’s been attached to is commendable: Anmnesty International, Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Haiti earthquake relief, Japan tsunami relief. He also helped raise money to defeat California’s Prop. 8, which seals the deal in our hearts.

2. His pretty face isn’t just another pretty face

There’s no denying Jared’s a babe. Total babe. Crazy gorgeous utter babe. But he’s also not like all the other babes. He has his own look and style — a refreshing self-confidence when so many seem to gravitate towards generic conceptions of beauty.

Like when he posed in photographer Terry Richardson’s Shower:

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3. He has a proclivity towards dressing in drag

There’s something about a straight man who’s comfortable in women’s clothes that is incredibly sexy. Before his Oscar-winning role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared did this photo spread for Candy Magazine, again with photographer Terry Richardson:

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4. His dating history reads like People magazine

Love it or hate it, there is a degree of soap-opera drama to the dating lives of celebrities. And if that’s your thing, Jared certainly doesn’t disappoint. He’s been seen with the likes of Cameron Diaz, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Victoria’s Secret angel Anne Vyalitsyna. That’s quite the little black book.

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5. He doesn’t care if you think he’s gay

During an interview with America Online, Jared once revealed that he is “gay as a goose.” The reporter tried to dig in, but Jared evaded, comparing himself to Morrissey and confusing the reporter (and everyone reading) even more. We find this kind of attitude incredibly refreshing. Gay, straight, trans, or goose, a person is a person and falling into one of these categories shouldn’t threaten any other group. If a straight guy gets mistaken for a gay guy, it’s really not a big deal. Jared gets this, and we love him for it.

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Mar 4, 2014
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  • 12 Comments
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      Reason 6: kissing Colin Farrell in Alexander (Revisited).

      Mar 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrokebackBob
      BrokebackBob

      He is in my top 5 celeb babes. Along with Jake G (I know I know he’s straight right? um? yeah? really?) I wish him only more success in his craft, he’s got the right stuff. He’s got another flick coming soon too, and it looks interesting!

      Mar 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtispsf
      Curtispsf

      Besides being cute and adorable, what makes Jared attractive is that he is totally comfortable being who he is without worrying about what others think. And that is a major turn on regardless of whether someone is straight OR gay.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mediajky
      mediajky

      Reason #7: He played Jordan Catalano in “My So Called Life…”
      Reason #8: He is supposed to have a huge dick.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sfbeast
      sfbeast

      I haven’t seen him in any movies, and don’t know much about him. But he sure didn’t know when to shut up at the Oscars.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Ellen was too transphobic at the Oscars…

      Mar 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin
      jmmartin

      Maybe I am sick but I think he looked his best as a strung-out junkie in Darren Aronovsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As with “Buyers’ Club,” he lost a ton of weight, just like a meth freak does, to play the role of a guy who ends up with an abscessed arm that must be amputated. It was that film that I thought his breakout performance, and it didn’t hurt that he had some scenes with Ellen Burstyn as his mom, who happens to be strung out, too, on amphetamines. Hubert Selby Jr., who wrote the novel, was trying to show how prescription druggies are no better than street drug users in the final analysis. He drove the point home. But I couldn’t take my eyes of Leto. Sure, he was good in “My So-Called Life,” but that show was all Claire Danes’s.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pistolo
      Pistolo

      The streets say he’s messed around with guys too and it makes sense, anyone willing to go as far as Paris Hilton or Tila Tequila or Lindsay Lohan is pretty freaky. He clearly has an open mind seeing as how he’s not as dumb as some of the glorified groupies he’s hooked up with. With a dick as big as his, he must know it’s going to take a man to get it off sometimes.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo
      sejjo

      The scene in Dallas Buyers Club where he said “God, when I meet you, I wanna be pretty, if it’s the last thing I do. I wanna be a beautiful angel” broke my heart. I was a goner after that.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 3:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      @Pistolo: dude, how do you know leto is hung? i am def not a fan of his but suddenly i could be in love if you know something that i don’t know. that said,can anyone explain to me wtf dressing in drag has anything at all to do with being gay?

      Mar 5, 2014 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope
      stanhope

      He just seems like a supercool fellow. Taking his Mom to the Oscars, having his brother there, and his speech about his Mom was just great. That he is pretty is just a bonus!!! Being a top, I could care less about his dick size…turn that boy around!!!!

      Mar 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul F
      Paul F

      He’s my newest Hollywood heart throb (sorry Brendon Fraser)but he damn well better not chop off his hair and beard! If I could ever get my picture back on to the avatar this site uses, you’d understand why I feel that way.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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