30 Seconds to Mars
In the mid-1990s, actor Jared Leto became a cult hero for his role as the guitar-wielding slacker Jordan Catalano in “My So-Called Life.” In 1998, life imitated art when Leto formed the band 30 Seconds to Mars with his brother Shannon on drums. With a revolving cast of bandmates, the two infiltrated the emo-rock world, scoring a platinum album with 2005’s “A Beautiful Lie.” —Jeff Royer
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