Meet Jared Leto's Golden Globes Date, Brother Shannon Leto
Jared Leto may have taken home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, but it was his brother and Golden Globes date, Shannon Leto, who turned heads.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) January 14, 2014
Shannon, Jared’s older brother by a year and a half, walked the red carpet with his brother and was caught by the cameras giving his brother a huge congratulatory hug when Jared was announced the winner of the award. Audiences quickly noticed Shannon, and wondered who he was, though they were quickly destracted by Jared's hairdo. Jared won the accolade for his turn as Rayon, a transgender prostitute, in Dallas Buyers Club. Shannon says he encouraged Jared to take on the ambitious role, Jared’s first acting gig in six years.
“He’s [Jared] just an artist. He does so many things. I thought the role was great, so it was like, of course you’re going to do that role. I was happy for him,” Shannon told EW.
Shannon, clearly very proud of his little brother, posted a behind the scenes photo on Instagram from that night, declaring his brother the winner.
Shannon and Jared appear very close. The brothers are bandmates in 30 Seconds to Mars, with Jared acting as the lead singer and Shannon playing the drums – Tomo Milicevic rounds out the band. In the interview of the band below, Jared is on the far left and Shannon is seated on the far right:
The Leto brothers have been making music together almost as long as they can remember and played multiple instruments growing up.
“We didn’t have a plan to become musicians. The instruments were always there and we just played them. The one day we decided to make a CD together. It sounded so good that we decided to share the experience with people and play out. The rest is history,” Shannon said in an interview with Guitar Center.
After Jared’s big win at the Golden Globes Sunday night, he brought his brother out during an interview with Extra.
“I am so proud…I’m tickled. It’s amazing,” Shannon told Extra of his brother’s win.
On Tuesday, Jared took to Twitter to relive the big night, posting a link to a GIF of the moment he and Shannon realized Jared had won the award, writing, “An incredible moment at the #GoldenGlobes.”
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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