Jared Leto in ’80s drag for ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’: can you even believe that it’s him?

This is Jared Leto. FOR REAL!!! I didn’t even recognize him. If the photo agency hadn’t labeled them, I would have had absolutely no idea. Jared scored a part in Dallas Buyer’s Club, that film about men dying of AIDS in the 1980s who would travel to Mexico and buy cheap antiretroviral drugs. This is the same film with the newly-emaciated Matthew McConaughey, who is also playing a man dying of AIDS. They’re filming in New Orleans!

According to IndieWire, Jared is playing a “cross-dressing drug smuggler [who draws] the FDA into the fray.” Steve Zahn has also signed on to the film as a Texas lawman who is sympathetic to the group’s cause. The cause being – within the context of the 1980s and the early days of the AIDS crisis – that people dying of AIDS needed to get help wherever they could, from the FDA, from the law, from the system and from each other.

I think it’s really interesting that Jared has taken this part, his first movie role since 2009. He’s been a “rock star” for so many years now, I sometimes forget that he was once an up-and-coming actor. I’m guessing the part he was offered was really interesting, and good enough to draw Jared away from his music career for a few months. When he was young, I always thought “he would make a beautiful woman.” But you know what? Not so much. But he does have surprisingly great legs, right?

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Mimi says:

    He looks like a haggard Pippa Middleton.

  2. fabgrrl says:

    Great legs? Thin with knobby knees is all I see.

  3. Leigh says:

    Ah.. He’s been all over his twitter chronicling his waxing adventures… it all makes sense now..

  4. Eleonor says:

    His legs would make Pippa Middleton jelous. And me. Sometimes I am seriously jelous of some men’s legs: why them and not me??

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Wow, for such a beautiful guy, he sure makes an ugly lady.

    I’m happy to see him doing this film. I know he’s a complete douche but I think he’s a talented actor, wish he made more movies.

  6. Victoria1 says:

    He looks like that chick who played Ariel in the 1980s Footloose. (Its on netflix)
    Well an older version of her.

  7. Reece says:

    I don’t ever need to see this again!

  8. Gin says:

    From afar, he looks like a chick, but close up his face, he’s a guy. Facially, he doesn’t look like Jared Leto, but he does look like a guy

  9. Sapphire says:

    Will someone please explain this guy’s attraction? I just do not get it!

  10. toto says:

    he looks like kstew older version lol

  11. StephanieMarie2685 says:

    I think it’s the lack of eyebrows which is particularly unattractive..
    I betchya if he had nicely shaped and arched eyebrows (and a better wig) he would be an attractive woman.

  12. Bronwyn says:

    haha i don’t think they were going for “a beautiful woman” with this role. I think he still would with the right styling. never realized how girly his build was but he probably dieted a lot for the role.
    I love Jared Leto the actor- who had a minor role in pretty much every movie made in the ’90s.
    I never ever think of him as a music star, but then again i’m not a 16 year old girl.

  13. MonicaQ says:

    I love 30stm, see them in town every time they come within 200 miles of me. They put on a great live show–he really reacts to fans. I’m glad he’s doing something else so I can get the image of him in Panic Room with the cornrows like he was channeling Justin Timberlake. Or Alexander, oh that was a bad movie. Even his amazing eyes couldn’t save that one.

  14. Toot says:

    His character has AIDS too so maybe that’s why he looks so bad

  15. Mira says:

    I didn’t know that Jared.Leto.Douchebag was a popular search term. I figured that out only in the previous post on ScarJo and him. I was swooning over his bearded look in that post. He looks hilarious here, but, I’m glad he is back to acting.

  16. lower-case deb says:

    am suddenly reminded of willem dafoe’s role in boondock saints.

    from the waist down… oy vey!
    who knew.

  17. Cece says:

    Am I the only one seeing the spitting image of Walton Goggins’ cameo in Sons of Anarchy? Leto and Venus van Damme could be sisters!