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Watch Jared Leto Emulate Kurt Cobain in Video Tribute

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Apr. 6 2011, Published 7:41 a.m. ET

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Jared Leto paid tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 17th anniversary of his death the best way he knew how — revealing a never-before-seen audition tape of himself as the Nirvana frontman.

That's right. Jared made a video during a time when Kurt Cobain biopics were being shopped around, but he never sent it into a studio.

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As a way to pay homage to the legend, Jared posted the video and the following message on his blog.

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"I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I'd share it now..."

Do you find Jared's video self-indulgent or is it a thoughtful way to pay homage to the deceased musician?

Watch the clip below and share your thoughts in the comments.

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