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Jared Leto's Love Letter to Los Angeles

"City of Angels" is no ordinary music video; it's an eleven-and-a-half minute ode to a city where the line between success and broken dreams is razor thin.

WHAT: You probably know him as an actor but Jared Leto is also the frontman for rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Last week the group released a music video for the song "City of Angels." Instead of a typical video, the eleven-and-a-half minute clip features Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Steve Nash, and a slew of other celebs—as well as street performers—talking about why they love Los Angeles and the struggle to succeed here. 

VERDICT: This thing is made of win. What's so amazing about it? It isn't merely the roster of A-listers Leto scored (though that's impressive) or how candid some of the interviewees are about their struggles, it's the sense of inspiration the video leaves in its wake. Leto is clearly a fan of Los Angeles and this is his tribute. "City of Angels" is no ordinary music video; it's an eleven-and-a-half minute ode to a city where the line between success and broken dreams is razor thin.

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  1. sabina smith posted on 11/08/2013 10:02 AM
    I love this video and I love 30 Seconds to Mars. I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl and they were amazing. I traveled from Flagstaff , Arizona to attend the concert and it was well worth the trip.
  2. Megan posted on 11/09/2013 11:36 AM
    I love 30 Seconds to Mars. Great band, Saw them live in Hollywood Bowl. Amazing all around.
    He is also incredible actor. Just saw Dallas Buyers Club with some friends last weekend and it is nothing short of wonderful. We all agreed it was an Oscar worthy performance. He will definitely get nominated.
  3. Jolieme posted on 11/11/2013 07:01 PM
    Love it so touching,beautiful,honest and inspiring .
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