While Jared Leto has yet to appear in a comic book movie, he was recently cast in one of the most iconic comic book villain roles of all time. Leto is following in the footsteps of Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger.
Leto will be playing The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie from Warner Bros., which is based on the DC Comics team. While Leto is known for his long hair, he posted a photo to Instagram on Christmas Eve of himself with much shorter hair. He dubbed his new look as his 2015 haircut, and many fans have been speculating that maybe he got it cut for his role as The Joker.
In the past, Leto has appeared in a number of popular movies, including The Thin Red Line, Fight Club, American Psycho, Lord of War, and Dallas Buyers Club. Leto won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
Jared Leto was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He turns 43 years old today.
Happy Birthday, Jared Leto.