Jared Leto is a man of many talents: actor, musician, director, photographer … and, more recently, left-field fashion icon/convincing religious impersonator.
Leto arrived at last night’s Oscar awards sporting a white tux, black patent leather shoes and wavy, ombre-dyed locks that are surely the envy of many a Hollywood starlet. That one-upped Leto’s Grammys combo of black tux and messy half-bun — not exactly an easy task.
This being 2014, of course, one of People’s 50 most beautiful people can’t step on the red carpet in that kind of get-up without attracting some social media attention. Here is Jared Leto as L’Oreal hair model:
Jared Leto más conocido como CARLA JOHANNA: pic.twitter.com/fdGiL5XCmt— ⎨‹ sᴘᴀᴄᴇ ᴄᴏɴғʟɪᴄᴛ ›⎬ (@spaceconflict) March 3, 2014
Jared Leto as Jim Carrey’s Las Vegas magician Steve Gray from “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”:
Jared Leto as the prince, post-beast, from “Beauty and the Beast”:
Jared Leto as “woodland creature” (why?):
And finally, Jared Leto as the hotel staff member from Fight Club, a film in which he actually appeared — not sure he’d get away with those lustrous locks at an upscale hotel job, though:
Consensus holds, however, that despite Leto’s designer suit and dubiously sincere shout-outs to Ukraine and Venezuela, he most closely resembled — well, Jesus. One young woman went so far as to tweet to the account @Catholicgrlprobs that she’s “attracted to Jared Leto cuz he looks like Jesus.” (“This guy is Jesus with swag,” another user followed up.)
Congrats to Jesus on his Oscar nomination tonight: pic.twitter.com/GXFKUddXoa— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) March 3, 2014
For the record, Leto was wearing Yves Saint Laurent — and if the fashion house is displeased with all these comparisons to Disney characters/female models/Christianity’s Lord and savior, they’re hiding it well.
JARED LETO IN SAINT LAURENT FOR THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS pic.twitter.com/u5ZqAKOxv4— Yves Saint Laurent (@YSL) March 3, 2014
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