How Jared Leto went from being an art-school dropout to playing the Joker in 'Suicide Squad'
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Before Jared Leto broke hearts as a teenage dreamboat on "My So-Called Life," he was a serial college dropout who traveled the country and dreamed of being a painter.
Now the Academy Award-winning actor takes on the iconic role of the Joker in "Suicide Squad." His performance has been described as a " spectacular failure ," which is fitting for an actor so dedicated.
We're taking a look back at how Leto became a cultural icon.