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Jared Leto: "My Oscar is a filthy mess"

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Academy Award winner Jared Leto has described his Oscar trophy as a "filthy mess" because he passes it around at parties for people to hold.

The 42-year-old star, who won the award for his work on Dallas Buyers Club, told the Associated Press, "I damaged it. But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it too. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too.

"My Oscar is a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties. A couple of times I lost sight of it and thought, 'You know, if that goes away, it's not meant to be mine'. But it always seemed to find its way back to me."

Leto added that starring in Dallas Buyers Club has reawakened his interest in acting, "I'm looking at scripts and reading scripts, which is interesting because I didn't read scripts for years before Dallas Buyers Club.

"But now, you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential."

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