The Many Faces of Jared Leto

Does the Oscar-nominated actor have a problem with being pretty? Check out seven roles that suggest the answer is "yes."
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Jared Leto, Prefontaine
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'Prefontaine' (1997)

In his first high-profile role after playing dreamy d-bag Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life, Leto transformed into Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine, complete with bleach-blond hair, mutton chops and a '70s-era 'stache. While it may seem subtle now, it was an unexpected choice at the time, considering high school- and college-aged girls were still ripping his posters out of Teen Beat magazines. Along with this first foray into altering his appearance came another running theme in his carefully selected film career: His character dies. (Of his 27 films so far, about one-third of his characters die, with a majority of the rest reaching some equally grisly end.) 

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