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Jared Leto's guillotine

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Jared Leto's guillotine

Jared Leto has a guillotine in his house "for people who misbehave".

The 'Suicide Squad' actor - who plays The Joker in the upcoming movie - owns a 100,000 square foot former secret Air Force base in Los Angeles which he describes as a "poor man's Playboy Mansion".

He said: "It's unconventional. But I think when I'm done with it, it's going to be pretty homey. Well, it's not going to be someone's grandmother's house, but it will be a fun place to live. It's like a giant playground.

"It's the poor man's Playboy Mansion."

Jared's home previously had 250 members of staff working inside when it was still an Air Force base and some were working with atomic tests.

The plush pad contains photographs of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Lee, a gym - where he worked out while in character as The Joker - and a control tower four stories high which boasts incredible views.

While Jared's guests will have to make sure they don't misbehave in his house for fear of his guillotine, the star admitted he wasn't the best behaved during his younger days and said running away from the police is one of the "greater" feelings he's experienced.

He explained: "I was always really fast. I guess there were some undercover cops at one store, and they came out running after us. My friend ran out of steam and kind of slowed down.

"They grabbed him and threw him to the ground, and I just kept running. There are few greater feelings in the world than running from the police and getting away."

As well as shoplifting, 44-year-old star used to do "lots" of drugs as a youngster but turned away from that life when he saw "too many examples of what not to do", despite enjoying taking them.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "I did them, lots of them. A lot of them were really fun. There are just those few that tend to kick you in the ass. I guess at some point, too, there's a decision: Is this going to be my life? I made a choice to pursue other dreams.

"I guess that's just the kind of f**ked thing about a lot of drugs: The opportunity cost is too high. Some drugs are incredible, but the risk versus reward is out of line. I just saw too many examples of what not to do."