Happy 43rd birthday, Jared Leto!

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Jared Leto Turns 43

Happy birthday, Jared Leto!

The actor, born in Bossier City, Louisiana, turns 43 on December 26th. Now, we're taking a look back at his evolution from teen hottie to Oscar winner.

Jared melted hearts starring as a hunk in the '90s series 'My So-Called Life.' Though the show was short lived, Jared's success definitely wasn't. He appeared in 'The Thin Red Line,' 'Fight Club,' 'American Psycho' and 'Lord of War,' to name a few. Oh, and did we mention he doesn't just act? In1998, he founded the popular band Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Check out Jared through the years:
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Urban Legend, 1998. (Photo via Alamy)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Jared Leto (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jared Leto (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Basils Liebe Basil Jared Leto, Claire Forlani *** Local Caption *** 1998 Romance Classics
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 18: Actor Jared Leto arrives from New York City on October 18, 1998 at the Los Angeles International Airpot in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 29: Jared Leto and Robert Downey Jr. during filming of 'Black and White' at Lot 61. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 29th October 1998: Actors Jared Leto and Robert Downey Jr. during the filming of 'Black and White' at Lot 61. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 29th October 1998: Actors Jared Leto and Robert Downey Jr. during the filming of 'Black and White' at Lot 61. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jared Leto and Frederic Cumemal, President of Dom Perignon (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for PMK/HBH)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 2: Actor Jared Leto arrives at the International Launch of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 1996 Champagne by Karl Lagerfeld on June 2, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Jared Leto (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Jared Leto (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Jared Leto (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Jared Leto (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Jared Leto attends the 'Seven' New York City Premiere on September 15, 1995 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Actor Jared Leto attends the 'Casino' Hollywood Premiere on November 16, 1995 a tthe Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jared Leto, Kennedy & Dweezil Zappa (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Jared Leto File Photo from 1995 (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Sept. 7, 2006 - JARED LETO.1995. MICHELSON- PHOTOS(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Jared Leto poses in the press room at the 86th annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (L-R) Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto pose in the press room at the 86th annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Jared Leto is seen at LAX airport on March 04, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Jared Leto poses at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Eddie Redmayne, winner the Hollywood breakout performance - actor award, left, and Jared Leto pose in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Jared has managed to pull off an acting and music career for decades, and he had a massive hit last year. Jared made heads turn when he transformed into a transgender woman in the 2013 film, 'Dallas Buyers Club.' The role got him a Golden Globe for best supporting actor, followed by the coveted Academy Award.

Jared makes 43 look like 23 -- and that perfect hair? Well, those gorgeous locks are something to celebrate in and of themselves.

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