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Jared Leto Talks to Jon Stewart About Playing Trans Woman in 'Dallas Buyers Club': VIDEO


Jared Leto sat down with Jon Stewart last night to talk about his critically-acclaimed performance as a trans woman in Dallas Buyers Club. Leto yesterday was awarded Best Supporting Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle.


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  1. Playing a transsexual? She is a transsexual.

    Posted by: litper | Dec 4, 2013 10:36:23 AM

  2. I think he is gorgeous.

    Posted by: Patrick | Dec 4, 2013 10:48:18 AM

  3. He is really hot. I think the hair is a bit distracting, but one could always use it as reins.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 4, 2013 11:25:30 AM

  4. Mike and Patrick, are you straight?

    Posted by: litper | Dec 4, 2013 11:33:05 AM

  5. He is beautiful.

    Posted by: Raybob | Dec 4, 2013 11:35:16 AM

  6. Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Inside and out. Must go see this film.

    Posted by: Ken | Dec 4, 2013 11:43:47 AM

  7. The first time I became aware Jared Leto was in the Jodi Foster movie "Panic Room". He was wonderful in that movie. He's obviously a very dedicated artist.

    He'll be carrying home an Oscar next February.

    Oh, and it "Panic Room" he had the cutest butt.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 4, 2013 11:46:30 AM

  8. @litper haven't you ever heard that the most beautiful thing about a man is something feminine and the most beautiful thing about a woman is something masculine? I'm gay.

    Posted by: Patrick | Dec 4, 2013 11:47:56 AM

  9. Ok so if he had giant breasts you would say that's beautiful too?

    Posted by: litper | Dec 4, 2013 11:57:47 AM

  10. He's still as beautiful and charismatic as he was 20 years ago on MSCL.

    And he leans really well.

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Dec 4, 2013 12:02:00 PM

  11. Litper, I thought Rick had retired you? Rick, I thought you had taken a break from posting outright insulting comments and instead went back to posting rants under your more common aliases. Guess I was wrong.

    Isn't it funny how Leto has the courage to portray a Trans woman in front of the whole world while Rick can't even muster the courage to come out to his family and friends? What a pathetic troll.

    Litper (aka Rick), get a life!

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 4, 2013 12:06:30 PM

  12. There's just something about him. Such star quality. And he's probably the best vocalist in rock music.

    He's just one of those entertainers I will always be drawn to. Juliette Lewis. Jennifer Lawrence. Jack Lemmon. Maggie Smith. Patrick Stewart. Stevie Nicks. Certain people can do *anything*, and it works.

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 4, 2013 12:26:42 PM

  13. Tyler, you have a paranoia, not everyone is tranny chaser like you

    Posted by: litper | Dec 4, 2013 12:40:33 PM

  14. Jared Leto is 42 years old. You can only wish and dream that you will or do look that good. I will see the movie altho having lived here in SF as an openly gay person my whole life, I know it is going to be difficult because I have lost so many friends and acquaintances. And it hasn't always been from AIDs. Just before Thanksgiving a former boyfriend woke up to find his new boyfriend of eight months was dead beside him. What a stunner, huh? How do you even cope with that? SF Coroner still hasn't released a cause of death but did say he died around 3am. My friend did not awake until 7am. He was just 38 years old.

    Here's hoping Leto walks off with an Oscar. I will be pulling for him.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Dec 4, 2013 12:50:49 PM

  15. It must be hard for a normal man to play a tranny. It is more than just putting on makeup and false boobs. You have to really get into the severe mental disorder that is tranny-ism. You have to not only have the delusion that you are a female but you also have to believe that you look like a woman when everyone around you can see that you look like Frankenstein in a dress. Finally, you have to develop a sense of rage and self-righteousness, directing all your anger and hostility outward as you blame others for the failure that is your life. It is a big challenge for any actor, especially a normal, healthy human being like Leto.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 4, 2013 1:15:57 PM

  16. @Bill-

    Ouch. That was harsh. True, but harsh. :)

    Posted by: Danny | Dec 4, 2013 1:25:32 PM

  17. @ "Finally, you have to develop a sense of rage and self-righteousness, directing all your anger and hostility outward as you blame others for the failure that is your life."


    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 4, 2013 1:31:44 PM

  18. @Bill, ha, aren't you pathetic. You sound an awful lot like the conservapedia: http://www.conservapedia.com/Homosexuality#Homosexuality_and_Mental_Health

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Dec 4, 2013 1:41:37 PM

  19. It's a wonderfully nuanced performance, actually. The film is full of sterling performances. I was in the Daily Show aud yesterday (WOOHOO!!!) and it was a thrill to see Jordan Catalano in the flesh. I love how he's always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great. ;-)

    But D.B.C. is a good film and the acting is riveting - Leto's commentary on how the character's physicality becomes you is spot-on.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 4, 2013 1:43:40 PM

  20. if he really wants to get in character, he will need to cut off his dong, pay a bunch of doctors to carve a fake vag and then start hating on real women for having what he will never have. when is towlroad going to cover trans activists assaults on women??

    Posted by: Leah | Dec 4, 2013 2:02:02 PM

  21. Reading these comments here on Towleroad is depressing. I thought nasty, angry, vindictive people only posted on Breitbart or other right wing sites. Boy was I wrong.

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 4, 2013 3:07:27 PM

  22. @ Leah: care to provide some (linked) stories of trans activists who have assaulted cis women? Please provide actual links, because just saying "someone did something" means nothing,

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Dec 4, 2013 3:10:23 PM

  23. I can't wait for his Oscar acceptance speech. Or, at the very least, a nomination. His portrayal was equally fierce and heartbreaking. I was in awe. Such a beautiful, tender performance. Truly spectacular. (And damn, he makes a beautiful woman... and man!)

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 4, 2013 4:19:19 PM

  24. thedrdonna,

    sure tranny. you want links about trans violence against women? you got it. go to this page and you will find a list of 100-200 links to news reports of from all over the country. links also include violence against children and even a few men.

    dont whine that the page is on a feminist blog. a feminist may have gathered them but the links are to regular media. after you read through all the links come back and let us all know if the trans activists plan to do anything for any of these victims or when they have ever said one word about this violence.

    happy reading you misogynistic loser.


    Posted by: Leah | Dec 4, 2013 5:52:44 PM

  25. As a gay man with AIDS it was difficult to watch the movie, but it was well done, glad I saw it.

    Posted by: jsb | Dec 4, 2013 5:54:48 PM

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