Jared Leto is an American actor, musician, singer and songwriter. Leto has appeared in both big-budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. He rose to prominence for playing Jordan Catalano in the teenage drama My So-Called Life . He later made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt and received first notable critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine . Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line and Girl, Interrupted , as well as the lead role in the horror film Urban Legend , and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream . He has worked with director David Fincher in Fight Club and Panic Room . Since the 2000s, Leto has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as American Psycho , Highway , Lord of War , Lonely Hearts , Chapter 27 , and Mr.