Jared's on a song

Dec 25, 2013, 22:47 IST | The Centrestage Team

American actor, musician, singer and songwriter Jared Leto celebrates his birthday today, CS gives you some interestingtrivia on him.

>> He has English, Cajun (French) and Spanish ancestry. Leto was his stepfather’s surname.

>> Jared Leto is earning Oscar buzz for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.

>> After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Leto and his bandmates raised $100,100 for Haitian relief. The charity auction included concert tickets, an exclusive backstage meet and greet, and dinner with the band.

>> While preparing for his role as a heroin addict in the movie Requiem for a Dream (2000), Jared lost 28 pounds by starving himself and also abstained from getting physically intimate with then-fiancee Cameron Diaz.

>> Leto is a vegan. He was nominated several times as one of the sexiest vegetarians in the world.

>> His hobbies include snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking, writing songs, reading and painting. 

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