Some time last summer, not having a clue who Jared Leto is, I learned that he both starred in movies and played in the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Right away I put him on the list of possible twins, and have only now gotten to investigating the matter. After all, who has got time to be both a movie and rock star at once? Elvis you say? Think again.
Each of these sets of twins we encounter presents a new dynamic. For instance, I initially gave up on the idea that Leto was a twin because all ten random photos I pulled off the Internet matched up except the one where he plays the transvestite Rayon in Dallas Buyers’ Club. And for that, as heavily made up as he was, I assumed that there was photographic monkey business to make him look less like himself.
I thought it odd however, and so pulled down his photos from four other movies, and got the same result. The Leto characters from the movies were a closed set, matching each other well, but none of them matched the Leto who plays in the band and poses for many of the photographs in public. It seems the movie twin is somewhat hidden away.
Here they are, side by side. Rock star Leto on the left has a longer nose and lower ears (which cannot be compared in these photos). The nose is 19 pixels shorter on movie star Leto on the right. The ears are about 14 pixels longer on him too, take my word. That’s really about it, but those differences are pronounced, as we will see later. (I used these photos because they both went for the Jesus Christ look, part of the cover to prevent us from discovering there are two of them.)
Here is a line up of five of Rock Star Leto:
And here is a lineup of movie star Leto:
Left to right, he is Mark David Chapman (also a twin) in Chapter 27, Nemo in Mr. Nobody, Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream, The Joker in Suicide Squad and then again in a movie short, The Purple Lamborghini.
Leto won an Oscar for Best Supporting Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers’ Club – Hollywood just loves it when an actor reaches deep into himself to find his inner woman. I was very curious if it was the rock star or the movie star who accepted the award. This is a screen grab to the left here of him giving his acceptance speech. Any guesses?
(It is the same photo as shown above in the Jesus Christ comparison. It was the movie star. He accepted his own award.)
Here, finally, is a face chop – I am using the two that are shown side by side above. I made it a point to align the eyes, and the difference become apparent in alignment of the nose. The lips are also slightly misaligned, and the ears would be as well if we could see them.
We welcome Jared Leto into our crowded Honor Roll of Twins. Usually we find one to be the public person, the other to be the talented one. In this case, they each have chops. (I say that having seen none of the movies from which I grabbed photos. I just assume he is good at his job.) (Now that I think of it, I have never heard Thirty Seconds to Mars play either. I am making assumptions right and left.)