Archive for April, 2011
For the past few weeks I have noticed a certain similarity in my movie and television choices. For some reason in almost everything I have watched, the actor Jared Leto has popped up. This probably is not that noteworthy, I like Jared Leto, he is a good actor and some of the movies he appeared in are my favorites.
I did notice one thing with these films and with a little research, I saw the trend continued. Filmmakers want Jared Leto to suffer a turrrrible fate as often as possible. It seems like in everything appears in he is treated like the human punching bag, maybe he just has a punchable face, maybe he seeks out roles with the requirement of things do not end well for him. Whatever the reason may be, it is now time to look back in a feature I like to call: “Jared Leto Does Not Get Treated Well In Movies.”
********Caution: Obvious Spoilers********
“Fight Club” (1999)
Edward Norton releases a furry of fists on Jared Leto’s character Angel Face’s face. Later in the film he goes through some pretty intense psychological trauma.
“American Psycho” (2000)
Caution: Do not watch this if you are a child, or squeamish
“Requiem For a Dream” (2000)
You only need to watch the first minute to see his horrible fate. Turn it off then or suffer a depression.
“Lord of War” (2005)
In case there was any doubt that the first machine gun did not kill him, the second one did a pretty decent job, and then there was that third one.
“Chapter 27” (2007)
So I have to admit that I have not actually seen this movie but I do know that the character he is portraying is not exactly healthy and functional.
Wow he has been destroyed so many times. One of the only real victories I have ever seen his character have is getting Angela Chase in the television series “My So Called Life,” but even then his character Jordan Catalano was illiterate and I found Angela (Claire Danes) to be obnoxious anyway.
So who are some other actors you can think of that have continually suffered horrible fates?