Jared Leto was living the high life in his teens.
The 49-year-old Oscar winner was fired from his job at a movie theater after he was caught selling weed at the venue.
“I worked in a movie theater as a child and they fired me for selling marijuana out the back door,” Leto told Ellen DeGeneres during Tuesday’s episode of her talk show. “I love going to the movies.”
“I was an entrepreneur,” joked the “House of Gucci” star.
He then joked that popcorn and marijuana “go well together.”
Despite the new legal status of marijuana in New York and in many cities in the United States, marijuana use was highly prohibited and illegal 40 years ago when Leto was a child.
Elsewhere in the interview, Leto revealed his celebrity crushes during a round of the DeGeneres game “Burning Questions.”
Her infatuation included “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden, “Wheel of Fortune” card flipper Vanna White and… Christopher Walken. “That took a turn,” said DeGeneres, 63.
Leto currently plays Paolo Gucci in the Ridley Scott-directed haute couture drama “House of Gucci,” playing the luxury brand’s former chief designer.
The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor went through a radical transformation for the role, donning prosthetics and heavy makeup to look like an aging Paolo.
However, critics aren’t happy with his cheesy Italian accent, saying it reminds them of the title character from the video game in Super Mario Bros.
A user tweeted, “It’s me Mario! From Jared Leto. approach to the Italian accent, which gets the job done – he’s supposed to be a buffoon – but it still bothers me (as someone who grew up in northern Italy). “
“Look, I’ll just say it: Jared Leto’s Russian accent at House of Gucci was very out of place.” other set.