'I've disappointed myself!' Lindsay Lohan opens up in Jared Leto's emotional film about LA... as Kanye West gushes how city 'gave him his child'Jared Leto has combined his musical and film talents to create a tear-jerker of a short film.
The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman and his band interviewed a series of celebrities - including Kanye West and Lindsay Lohan - along with a handful of everyday citizens to concoct a collective image of the wild city of Los Angeles in his short film entitled, City Of Angels.
The 11-minute video uses the band's single by the same name as a soundtrack as it sees Kanye revealing that the city is all at once his 'dreams' and 'nightmares', and Lindsay giving a heartfelt admission that she has 'disappointed' herself.
'This city gave me my child': Kanye West was one of the celebrities interviewed by Jared Leto and 30 Seconds To Mars in their short film called City Of Angels released on Tuesday
'The City of Angels is where I was able to find myself again': Lindsay Lohan appeared in a beautifully natural state as she spoke about her experiences of the same city
Kanye - who is engaged to Kim Kardashian and the father of her baby daughter, North West - makes the emotional statement: 'this city took my mother, but it also gave me my child.'
'The City of Angels is my paradise, my nightmares and my dreams,' explained the artist who has faced and built bridges over plenty of media scrutiny in his career to date.
'I wouldn't have anything if it wasn't for this city': Jared Leto directed the short, heartfelt film
'They think I'm a goody-goody': Selena Gomez spoke of how her critics think of all ways to put her down
Speaking about the way he is treated, he goes on to state his opinion that: 'People let their frustrations out on me.'
But the rapper is not without a sense of humour, as he proves when he jokes about the way people that are not fans of his work have a tendency to curse in reference to him.
'My name is Kanye West, but actually I'm one of the few people whose middle name is 'motherf***ing,' he laughed, adding a rare moment of hilarity to the otherwise sad, heartfelt film.
And Kanye is appreciative of his legendary status, highly recommending it to others in a somewhat self-aware statement: 'People want fame, and I would never tell a person to not want that because it's f***ing awesome, actually.'
And more: Lily Collins also agreed to give her thoughts on the city that has given her fame
Truth: James Franco, who knows a lot about experimentation and trying his hand at various creative outlets, spoke about dreams having the 'flip side' of 'disappointment'
'The City of Angels is where I was able to find myself again, the real me,' the 27-year-old actress divulges.
'I've disappointed myself the most in my life. To not be like, 'wake the f*** up, look what you have. This is what you wanted.'
The naturally stunning star gives an impressively honest view on life and Los Angeles, as do the others interviewed for Jared's project.
Corey Feldman gives a heartbreaking explanation of how he was pushed into acting as a young child, before he even really knew himself.
Loves it: Olivia Wilde explained that LA has given her a place to 'experiment and grow and mess up'
Imagery: The short film featured Jared Leto walking through the streets of Hollywood in an all-black ensemble
On a more positive note, Juliette Lewis could not be more thrilled with the city she calls home, gushing: 'Oh my god, I'm SO in love with LA!'
Olivia Wilde also adds to the list of reasons why Los Angeles is a special place, explaining how it has allowed her to 'experiment and grow and mess up and redeem myself.'
James Franco, who knows a lot about experimentation and trying his hand at various creative outlets, accurately notes that 'dreams and expectations also have the very dark flip side of disappointment.'
'It became my responsibility to pay the bills': Corey Feldman spoke of his early start as an actor
Picturesque: The short film had plenty of the City Of Angels music video interwoven throughout
'Who knows what's going to happen after this, and if this is the only life then why am I not doing everything that I want to do?'
Actor Alan Cumming is not such a fan of the town affectionately nicknamed the City Of Angels, however, at one point stating simply: 'I don't like it.'
Selena Gomez, in spite of her other positive statements about Los Angeles, sheds like on her issues with the place too.
'They think I'm a goody-goody, then I'm boring, then I'm a fame w****, I use people,' she says of her critics.
'Oh my god, I love LA!' Juliette Lewis could not have been more complimentary about her city
'I wouldn't have anything if it wasn't for this city,' says Jared himself, who explains that 'City Of Angels is a short film about this wild, weird, and wonderful land, Los Angeles, California. A place that has left its mark on the world's imagination and a place where dreams can actually come true.'
The successful actor and musician - who also directed this short film - says that he made it for 'the dreamers who know that sometimes the impossible is indeed possible.'
The poetic piece of work strings together images and words from celebrities who - materially speaking - have it all, and juxtaposes them with interviews with 'real' people, some of whom have been broken by Los Angeles.
In a simplistic but provocative film setup, Jared also speaks with a group of celebrity impersonators, homeless people and a prostitute.
And more still: Ashley Olsen, who has been acting in Los Angeles since a very young age, divulged thoughts
Heartfelt: The film interviewed Christopher Lloyd Dennis, who is a Superman impersonator in Hollywood
He interviews these brave people on the same black backdrop that he interviews the celebrities and they all wear their hearts on their sleeve to an equal degree, such that you wouldn't know who was already famous and who wasn't if it wasn't for the recognisably factor.
Jared spoke with a selection of Los Angeles residents who were courageous enough to discuss their lives on film, and their names are Christopher Lloyd Dennis, Holly Bevan, Haywood, Heather Levinger, Anthony Warfield, Jovan Rameau, and Yosh.
They speak of their struggles in the city that they came to in order to make their dreams a reality.
Impressive: Jovan Rameau, who came to the USA as a refugee from Haiti, does an excellent Michael Jackson impersonation on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles
Strikingly similar mannerisms: Holly Bevan, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, spoke of her life in Los Angeles
The band's music video for the track of the same name - City Of Angels - is interwoven throughout the series of interviews, evoking further images of dreams being simultaneously made and broken in the unique city.
Jared directed the film, which features Alan Cumming, Ashley Olsen, Corey Feldman, James Franco, Juliette Lewis, Kanye West, Lily Collins, Lindsay Lohan, Olivia Wilde, Selena Gomez, Shaun White, Steve Nash and Zoey Deutch.
City Of Angels was released on Tuesday, and can be seen on 30 Seconds To Mars' Vevo page.
Courageous: Heather Levinger spoke to Jared about her life in Los Angeles in heartfelt, brave detail
Silver man: Anthony Warfield is highly impressive as a statue man on Hollywood Blvd, and gave a tear-jerking account of his time in the same city
His story: Haywood spoke of his journey to Los Angeles to meet his mother, who was ultimately homeless
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS - City Of Angels