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Leto: I feel like the luckiest person in the world

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto has said he feels like the luckiest person in the world for having worked on Dallas Buyers Club and garnering an Oscar nomination.

The musician and actor, who was on a break from acting for six years to focus on his band 30 Seconds to Mars, told BBC Radio 1 that he fell in love with the film's script instantly, "It took six years for this to come to me. I wasn't looking to make a film but I ended up reading the script and fell in love.

"I don't want to sound like a jerk right now but someone told me yesterday that I've won over 30 awards for it already. I didn't even know there was 30 awards to win. The big ones were the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards recently."

On his Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category he added, "I feel like this is insane and amazing – I feel like the luckiest person in the world. It's a really special story and I feel proud to be a part of it."

In the film, which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Leto plays a transgender woman with HIV, "It's pretty crazy, I play a transgender woman. A lot of people wouldn't recognise me in the role. As soon as you saw those legs you went, 'Jared – it's Jared'."

Dallas Buyers Club hits cinemas on February 7.

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