In 2014 Jared Leto won an Oscar but three years ago he lost it and hasn’t seen it since.
The 49-year-old star spoke to James Corden on The Late Late Show on Wednesday where he revealed the case of his missing and highly prestigious award.
Leto won the Best Supporting Actor gong at the 86th Academy Awards for his role in Dallas Buyers Club but a few years ago the actor and musician moved house in Los Angeles which is where the award disappeared.
Now let’s be honest, we’ve all lost a small item here or there when moving house but surely an Oscar statuette is something that most people would keep under lock and key and know where it is at all times.
Leto told Corden, "I didn’t know that – I don’t think anyone wanted to tell me. But I had moved houses in LA and then when we moved, it somehow just magically kind of disappeared.”
He added, “It could be somewhere, but everyone’s searched for it high and low. I hope it’s in good hands wherever it is. We haven’t seen it for quite some time.”
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Leto added that he suspects that someone has managed to get a hold of the Oscar and now has it in their house but he hopes that someone is taking care of it. “I think it’s a good possibility, it’s not something someone accidentally throws in the trash. I hope someone is taking care of it. I remember the night I got it, I passed it around to so many people. It was beat up and scratched up, but people had fun taking pictures with it. It’s nice to share it so hopefully someone is taking good care of it.”
Twitter reactions weren't sure whether to laugh or feel bad for Leto but everyone could agree that he deserves to have it back.
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@JaredLeto ALERT !!! SEARCHING AN OSCAR!!!😱 😂😂😂😂 🤗 https://t.co/Fk8CC47por https://t.co/MvfR5BrzoX
This is another recent example of Leto being somewhat oblivious to things. In March 2020, he revealed that he had no idea that the coronavirus pandemic had started because he’d been on a 12-day meditation in the desert.