Jared Leto is getting serious awards-related attention for his performance in the about-to-be-released film The Dallas Buyers Club. But the actor is also, famously, a musician and a filmmaker (he directs under the name Bartholomew Cubbins), and it’s those skills he applies to the new short film that accompanies the Thirty Seconds to Mars song “City of Angels.”
The song, from the soundtrack to The Dallas Buyers Club, is a tribute to Los Angeles, and the 11-minute film features testimonials from from a variety of L.A. denizens, including Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez, James Franco, Corey Feldman, Alan Cumming, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, and a handful of celebrity impersonators and street performers. The key quote? Kanye West declares “Fame is f—ing awesome!”
Watch the whole thing below, and don’t forget to stream the entirety of the excellent soundtrack to The Dallas Buyers Club.
In case you want to dive deeper in to the life of the guy who dresses up as Superman in the video, he’s the subject of an excellent documentary called Confessions of a Superhero that’s worth digging up.