How in the world did Jared Leto lose his Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’?
Apparently, Academy Award-winner Jared Leto lost his Oscar statuette for Dallas Buyers Club. And, Mr. Cool has no idea where it is. There must be some long-past Oscar winners rolling in their graves about now.
The talented Mr. Leto
Jared Leto is what some would describe as a man of many talents. When he’s not deep in character during his signature bouts of method acting, he’s a singer, songwriter, and avid rock climber. Over the course of his career, his band 30 Seconds to Mars has sold millions of records, he’s appeared in numerous films, and taking up the role of the iconic Joker, in addition to his work in DBC. The guy lives a cool life, to say the least.
Yet no matter how cool you are, you still have to deal with the tedious process of moving – which is pretty much never a good time. Jared Leto recently found out just how much moving sucks when he was unable to locate his Oscar after moving to a new Los Angeles home. During a recent interview, Leto casually mentioned that his Academy Award has been missing for quite some time.
“I found out that it’s been missing for, like, three years,” Leto confessed. “I didn’t know that. I don’t think anyone wanted to tell me. I moved houses in L.A. and then when we moved, it somehow just magically kind of disappeared. It could be somewhere, but everyone’s searched for it high & low.”
In Jared’s interview on The Late Late Show With James Corden the enigmatic actor revealed that his Oscar, which he earned for Best Supporting actor with Dallas Buyers Club, has been missing for three whole years.
Despite the missing Oscar’s length of absence, Leto seemed surprisingly cool about the situation. In fact, he’s hoping that it’s getting the care (and attention) it deserves. In his words, “I hope it’s in good hands wherever it is, but we haven’t seen it for quite some time. It’s not the sort of thing somebody throws in the trash. I hope someone is caring for it.”
Leto hopes the trophy is being taken care of as it was already “beat up” from being passed around his friends when he won. “I remember the night I got it, I passed it around to so many people,” he recalled. “It was beat up and scratched up, but people had fun taking pictures with it. It’s nice to share it so hopefully, someone is taking good care of it.”
Jared previously admitted the Oscar had taken a knock when he dropped it on a set of stairs after the ceremony. “True story, I was letting some of the people that I work with take a picture with the Oscar. I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the railing and put a little nick in the back of it.”
It’s possible Leto will be reunited with his long-lost Oscar one day, or maybe he’ll just win another to replace it. It’s not out of the question as the actor has been staying busy since his performance as the Clown Prince of Crime in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
Leto’s upcoming films include The Little Things, which premieres in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday. Described as a detective crime drama, Leto plays a suspected serial killer alongside Denzel Washington & Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek.
Jared Leto recently made headlines for another project as one of the driving forces behind Disney’s long anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Tron: Legacy. Although there’s no confirmed date for the third installment of the Tron series, his first Marvel appearance in Morbius is scheduled to release on January 21, 2022 after several delays.
Anyway Leto a.k.a. Mr. Cool, doesn’t seem to be too upset about his missing award, he’s got other things on his plate. But, if just by chance you run across a beat-up golden statuette with Jarod Leto’s name on it, – hook the guy up, will ya’?