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Jared Leto recalls being fired from movie theater job as a kid for ‘selling weed out the back door

Jared Leto admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he got fired from working at a movie theater because he was selling marijuana on the job, joking that he was “just an entrepreneur”

Jared Leto was a hustler from a very young age.

While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, the Oscar winner, 49, spoke about moviegoers returning to theaters and his new film House of Gucci. Leto recalled that he was fired from a movie theater job he had as a kid because he was caught selling marijuana during his shift.

“I think audiences will be very surprised,” he said about Gucci. “It’s in theaters, which is fun to have a film that’s exclusively in theaters, and I’m excited about that because I love going to the movies.”

“I actually worked at a movie theater when I was a kid. And I got fired for selling weed out the back door,” said Leto. “I was just an entrepreneur.”

Host DeGeneres joked, “You were hustling. Trying to sell popcorn and weed at the same time. What’s wrong with that?” Leto responded in jest, “They go well together, some say.”


In 2019, Leto told New York magazine’s The Cut about his favorite scents and how he knew the “smell of weed” at a young age.

“The smell of campfire and fire crackling. The smoke, burning embers. It’s pretty a primal and powerful one,” he said at the time, adding, “I remember the smell of weed, as well — there were a lot of hippies around in my early days. I knew the smell of weed before I knew the smell of a lot of things. Sorry, I shouldn’t call it weed anymore, it is called cannabis.”

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Published: December 01, 2021

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