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27th Chapter of Catcher in the Rye

This is Jared Leto in Chapter 27. 60 pounds/27kg heavier.

He even wears the eyeliner for this role! :P

He plays Mark David Chapman who murdered the 40-year old musician and activist, John Lennon, outside The Dakota, his New York apartment building. Chapman’s motives were fabricated from pure delusion, fueled by an obsession with the fictional character Holden Caulfield and his similar misadventures in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.

The film takes its title from the idea that through his actions in New York, Chapman was attempting to “write” his own additional, 27th chapter to Catcher in the Rye (which ends with chapter 26).


Written by cthulhu

May 4, 2008 at 1:35 pm