It earned him a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award, but actor Jared Leto says he still hasn’t watched his 2013 movie “Dallas Buyers Club.” On Friday, Us Weekly posted quotes from Leto’s interview with the New York Times’ Times Talks, in which the Oscar winner admitted he has yet to watch the award-winning drama in its entirety.
Leto, who famously won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman in the film, plugged his ears as the Times played a clip and said, “I can’t hear that voice! I’ve never really heard very much of it and I’ve never watched the film. I will [watch it] at some point, I’m sure. But too soon! It can never live up to the expectations I would have of it now because it was such a beautiful experience and the response that it got was really wonderful.”
Shortly before his Oscar win in January, Leto told People he was waiting a while to see the movie: “I haven’t seen the film. I thought it was better to get some perspective first and let the film marinate. I’ll watch it one day,” he said.
Eight months and plenty of marinating later, the actor reveals he has yet to sit down and watch the entire movie. Of course, Leto is in good company when it comes to skipping his own flick.
Johnny Depp is notorious for skipping the movies that he’s in. In a 2011 interview with late night host David Letterman, the actor said he hadn’t seen his movie “Public Enemies.” “In a way, once my job is done on a film, it’s really none of my business,” Depp said at the time. “I stay as far away as I possibly can. If I can I try to stay in as profound a state of ignorance as possible. I don’t like watching myself.”
And in 2009, Depp told a BBC radio interviewer, “My children have seen more films of mine than I have. They’ve seen all of them within reason, many more than I have. I have no plans to see them — any of them.”
That same year, Angelina Jolie told MTV, “I never like to watch myself, ever. I still haven’t seen ‘Wanted.’ I heard it was fun, but I haven’t seen it. “
Even movie legend Robert Redford once told “Access Hollywood”: “I have never enjoyed [watching myself onscreen’.”
But “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson seems to have the most serious issue with stomaching his big screen self. In 2009, the actor told MTV that he had a full-on panic attack at one of his movie premieres.
“I had never watched anything of myself since ‘Harry Potter,’” Pattinson said. “But I went to it because my whole family was coming to see it. Nothing comes other than this pure discomfort. I can’t watch myself. I am just feeling everybody else’s reaction. I can’t handle that at all.”