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Jared Leto appears in a photo posted on his Instagram account on November 26, 2012. / Leto appears in another photo in character on his Instagram account on November 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of instagram.com/jaredleto

Jared Leto shaves eyebrows for Matthew McConaughey film

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11/29/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Jared Leto stepped out to the Gotham Awards in New York City on November 26 with shaved eyebrows and a thinner frame.

The 40-year-old actor's appearance is for a role in the film "The Dallas Buyer's Club." It is the same film that Matthew McConaughey reportedly dropped to 143 pounds, according to The Daily Beast, from his usual 181 pounds on his 5'11" frame to play electrician Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual man who develops full-blown AIDS in 1986.

After being told to "go home and die," Woodroof seeks underground pharmacies selling HIV drugs not approved in the U.S. His efforts eventually prolonged the lives of thousands of people and himself.

Leto, who also lost weight for his role in the film, plays as a transsexual woman named Rayon and recently told Vulture, "It's not about the most weight I can lose, it's more to represent the character. I'm focused on what it means to be a transsexual woman."

The film also stars Hilary Swank and is slated be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, who helmed the Oscar-winning 2009 film, "The Young Victoria."

McConaughey helped to finance "The Dallas Buyer's Club." The film has had several false starts and the role of Ron Woodroof was nearly portrayed by Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling.

(Pictured above: Jared Leto appears in a photo posted on his Instagram account on November 26, 2012. / Leto appears in another photo in character on his Instagram account on November 18, 2012.)

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