During the past few weeks, it has been a discussion on the media, about the risks, actors may been taking with drastic transformation for movie roles. Losing or gaining weight is a sacrifice only dedicated actors will pursue.
Matt Damon, after getting pumped up for ‘The Bourne Ultimatum‘, had to gain a lot of weight for his role in ‘The informant.’ From a Oscar nominee movie role in ‘Chicago‘ Renée Zellweger as a jazz loving murder, she gained a lot of fat for her representative role as ‘Bridget Jones.’ But the master of these transformations, is Academy Award Winner and Batman, Christian Bale. The welsh actor surprised everybody on the film industry when he lost more than 100 pounds for his role in ‘The Machinist‘ of a industrial worker who has not slept in a year.
Jared Leto is a musician/actor who will now face a surprising transformation along side Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Dallas Buyers Club‘. You may know Leto for being the leading man in rock band ‘30 Seconds to Mars‘ or for his movie roles on ‘Fight Club’, ‘American Psycho’, ‘Requiem for a dream’, ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Lord of War‘. His talent in music as well on acting cannot be discussed. With masterpieces performances in album ‘This is War‘ and in Academy Award nominee film ‘Requiem for a Dream’ Jared Letois positioned in a sacred category.
With a resume like this one, is no wonder, Jared Leto will be chosen to personifies an HIV cross dresser patient named Rayon in the next Jean-Marc Vallée project ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’, starring Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof. A drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV and started a trip to smuggle anti-viral medication that were prohibited in the US, to provide the paying members of the ‘The Dallas Buyers Club‘ an alternative treatment to fight AIDS.
The cast is also formed by Jennifer Garner as Dr. Eve Saks and Steve Zahn. This being a filming production, the release date is not yet confirmed.