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Leto swears off role weight loss

Jared Leto has vowed never to lose a huge amount of weight for a role again.

The Dallas Buyers Club star dropped 30lbs for his role of transgender Aids patient Rayon in the Oscar-nominated drama, and says it was too gruelling to be repeated.

Speaking ahead of the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, the best supporting actor contender said. "Maybe I would lose a little weight, but not like I did before. And I certainly would never gain weight again for a role. Remind me of that please. It's hard to process."

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman gained 67lbs to play Mark David Chapman in a film about the murder of John Lennon and he says that was an experience never to be repeated too.

"I would never do that again, it's really brutal. It's not a lot of fun. And it's really bad for your body."

The Golden Globe winner sported a gold jacket and black glittery shoes to the Los Angeles luncheon, and added that he enjoyed the chance to make an effort.

"I don't dress up very much so I thought it would be fun. You got to have fun. I don't wear a lot of suits and sports jackets, but you want to feel like yourself, not like your agent."

Jared is the hot favourite to take home the Oscar on March 2, when he will compete against Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi, American Hustle star Bradley Cooper, 12 Years A Slave tyrant Michael Fassbender and Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill.

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