Jared Leto: 'My Oscar is a filthy mess'

Jared Leto poses for a portrait during a press junket to promote his documentary film, "Artifact," at the BLVD Hotel on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Studio City, Calif. The film directed by Leto (as Bartholomew Cubbins) premieres on VH1 and Palladia on Saturday, April 26, 2014. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

April 25, 2014 9:07:27 AM PDT
Jared Leto says that although his Oscar has led to new opportunities in Hollywood, he isn't overly concerned with the trophy itself.

The 42-year-old actor-musician took home the gold-plated statuette last month for his supporting role as transgender drug addict Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club." It has sustained a few scrapes since then after circulating among friends.

Leto says his Oscar is "a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing."

He is now promoting "Artifact," a documentary he directed about the battle that his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, had with its record label over its contract and a $30 million lawsuit. The film, available on iTunes, airs Saturday on VH1 and Palladia.