Jared Leto Responds to Heckler Criticizing His Casting in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

February 6, 2014 12:33 AM

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was applauded at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival not only for his impressive performance in "" but also for his classy way to handle a heckler. When an attendee yelled that he had no business playing a transgendered woman in a movie because he's a man, he responded in a way that drew cheers from the other guests.

The incident happened when the lead singer took the stage for a Q&A session at the annual event during which he was honored with Virtuosos Award for his brilliant portrayal as HIV-positive Rayon. "Trans-misogyny does not deserve an award," exclaimed the heckler, who appeared to be a transgendered wo...

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