With Suicide Squad about to hit theaters, it's no wonder Rolling Stone would want Jared Leto on their cover!
And while he easily could have taken the August issue as The Joker, the actor is quite simply him… well, in all his shirtless glory!
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The 44-year-old has his INSANE six-pack on full display as he looks more shredded than ever, but it's inside the magazine that Jared really has our full attention.
Of course with his highly-anticipated performance as The Joker soon to be shown on big screens, he shared:
"The Joker is incredibly comfortable with acts of violence. I was watching real violence, consuming that. There's a lot you can learn from seeing it. Not every act of violence is committed with frenzy, either. I remember learning that. People can be calm. They've made their choice and go and do something, and it's not in a frenzy. It's methodical and sometimes even hypnotic and deliberate."
And Leto's also well aware of the footsteps he's following in. The cover star dished on Heath Ledger, the late actor who last filled The Joker's shoes:
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