LOS ANGELES — Jared Leto says that while his Oscar has led to new opportunities in Hollywood, he isn’t overly concerned with the trophy itself.

The actor-musician took home the gold statuette last month for his supporting role as transgender drug addict Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.” It’s sustained a few scrapes since then after circulating among friends.

“I damaged it. But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too,” Leto said in an interview. “My Oscar is a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties. A couple of times I lost sight of it and I thought, ‘You know, if it goes away, it’s not meant to be mine.’ But it always seemed to find its way back to me.”

Leto is now promoting “Artifact,” a documentary he directed under the name Bartholomew Cubbins, 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.

The 42-year-old said his success with “Buyers Club” has renewed his interest in acting – partly because of renewed interest in him from top filmmakers.

“Yeah, I’m looking at scripts and reading scripts. Which is interesting because I didn’t read scripts for years before ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ” he said. “But now … you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential.”