Jared Leto knows how to do black-tie.
But the 30 Seconds to Mars rocker wasn't about to wear a traditional tux to the Governors Awards this weekend.
Instead, he opted to put together a chic hodge-podge ensemble with Burberry and some of his own clothing.
"I get a hall pass," Leto said on the Governors red carpet. "I could basically do whatever the f--k I want to. I'm a respectful young boy, but you gotta be yourself."
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He also wore his signature block boots. "I wear them every day," Leto said. "You gotta be comfortable. I got off a flight three hours ago. I flew in from London where we're doing an arena tour of Europe and the U.K. and now I'm here on the red carpet."
Leto deflects talk about the Oscar buzz he's getting for his work as a transexual individual with AIDS opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the Dallas Buyers Club.
"It's nice, but I think they should put some underwear on him," Leto said, looking at the seven-foot Oscar statues lining the carpet.
He laughed, "He's a freeballer. And he's got a very big sword so there are lots of Freudian things happening right here."
He added, "It's nuts. They don't give Oscars to people like me!"
Joking aside, Leto, of course, appreciates the support of not only his performance, but of the movie, too.
"It's surreal," he said. "It's so great. I'll tell you what—anybody that has anything negative to say about the process needs to see a doctor. There are much worse things to do than have your film supported and celebrated."
And to think the last time Leto acted was about six years ago.
"I hadn't made a film in so long, I'm lucky I remembered how to act, to tell you the truth," he said. "I just dove in deep and did that best that I could."
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