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2014-02-06 11:51
Los Angeles - Jared Leto believes quitting acting for six years was "one of the best decisions" he's ever made.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman stopped performing for over a decade in order to focus on his music career, but he thinks the break made him a better actor.

He explained: "I think that the six years I took off was one of the best decisions I've ever made, in my entire life. I think it made me a better actor. I think it made me a better person. We really only have to offer an equal and opposite reflection of the experiences that we've had in our lives, and the time away was crucial.

The 42-year-old star is adamant that he wouldn't have been able to play Rayon, a transgender AIDS patient, in Dallas Buyers Club without taking a hiatus back in 2008.

He told "I couldn't have done any of that [performance in Dallas Buyers Club - not even close - without that time away. I was chasing other dreams, and that's a powerful thing. When you fail, you win a little and you fail again, you take all of those lessons and you apply it."

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