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Seven Questions: Jared Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars

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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions" If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.

Today's subject is Jared Leto.

Jared and his multi-platinum band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, are bringing their Into the Wild tour to town with stops at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday and The Greek on Saturday.

Leto, who has appeared in films like Fight Club and Requiem for a Dream, founded the band alongside his brother Shannon. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2002. The follow-up, A Beautiful Lie, earned multi-platinum status.

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With their most recent release, This is War, the band took fan interaction to new heights with the innovative "Faces of Mars" campaign -- 2,000 different album covers featuring photos of friends, fans, musicians, artists and other notable people like Conan O'Brien. The album's lead single “Kings & Queens” recently spent 3 weeks at #1 and on the alternative playlist charts.

LAist had the chance to exchange emails with Leto who filled us in on playing in front of the LA fans, having a brother for a bandmate, the relationship the band has with its fans, Kanye West and much more.