Jeremy Renner Wikipedia

Jeremy Renner
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Renner at the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Australian premiere, Jan 2013
BornJeremy Lee Renner

(1971-01-07) January 7, 1971 (age 43)

Modesto, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer-songwriter
Years active1995–present
Jeremy Lee Renner (born January 7, 1971) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, film producer, former makeup artist, and musician. He is best known for his roles in The Hurt Locker (2008) for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and for playing Hawkeye in Marvel's The Avengers (2012). He also appeared in commercially successful films such as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), and American Hustle (2013). Throughout the 2000s, Renner appeared largely in independent films such as Dahmer (2002) and Neo Ned (2005). He also appeared in supporting roles in bigger films such as S.W.A.T. (2003) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). He then turned out a much-praised performance in The Town (2010), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


      Early life

      Renner was born in Modesto, California, the first child of Valerie (née Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. His parents married as teenagers and divorced when he was ten. He has five younger siblings. His ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish. He graduated from both Fred C. Beyer High School and Modesto Junior College.


      Early work

      Renner's film debut came in 1995 when he played an underachieving student in the cult favorite National Lampoon's Senior Trip. Although the film was critically panned, he went on to guest star on two television shows, Deadly Games and Strange Luck and had a minor role in the television movie, A Friend's Betrayal as the friend of Brian Austin Green's character. Over the next few years, Renner had guest roles in Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999), The Net (1999), The Time of Your Life (1999) and Angel (2000). Renner also had a small role on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2001. In between acting roles, Renner worked as a makeup artist to make ends meet.

      Early success: 2002–2008

      In 2002, Renner had a starring role in the film Dahmer playing serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He found the role a challenge to cope with after he had finished shooting after seeing how easily Dahmer took advantage of his victims. His performance was well received, and he gained a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male. He also appeared in Pink's 2003 music video for her song "Trouble" as a Bad Boy Sheriff. Renner went on to appear in S.W.A.T. as the former police partner of Colin Farrell's character in 2003 and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 2004.

      Renner at the Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters premiere in 2013
      In 2005, Renner starred with Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker in A Little Trip to Heaven, with roles in North Country and 12 and Holding. He next starred as a neo-Nazi skinhead who is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Neo Ned opposite Gabrielle Union. The film won all of the awards it was nominated for at festivals, including the Palm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Renner also had a small (though uncredited) role in skateboard film Lords of Dogtown as the manager of Emile Hirsch's character. In 2006 he starred with Ginnifer Goodwin in Love Comes to the Executioner.

      Renner had supporting roles in 2007 in the critically acclaimed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Wood Hite, the cousin of outlaw Jesse James portrayed by Brad Pitt, and as Sergeant Doyle in 28 Weeks Later. He appeared alongside Minnie Driver in Take and guest starred as a patient in an episode of House as a reckless rock musician. Renner had a role in the pilot of The Oaks but the series was not picked up.

      Breakthrough: 2009–present

      After starring with Dallas Roberts in the comedy-drama Ingenious and starring in the short-lived television series The Unusuals, Renner went on to achieve critical success for his portrayal as bomb disposal expert, Sergeant William James in the 2009 Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow). The role earned him several awards in the Best Actor category and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor as well a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

      In 2010, Renner's performance in Ben Affleck's The Town alongside Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Slaine and Michael Yebba garnered him rave reviews and his second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also gained his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and his second Screen Actors Guild nomination. The Hollywood Reporter named Renner as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List".

      In 2011, Renner had an uncredited cameo appearance as Hawkeye in Thor for familiarity with his character for The Avengers, which was released in May 2012. In December 2011,. he starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, as a new addition to Ethan Hunt's team.

      In 2012, Renner starred as Hawkeye in the Marvel film, The Avengers. The same year, he also starred in the fourth film in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy, which was written and directed by Tony Gilroy. Renner played a new lead character, Aaron Cross, in place of Jason Bourne, who was played by Matt Damon in the first three films. Renner has expressed interest in doing a Bourne film with Damon in the future, stating that "[it] would be kick-ass. I love Matt".

      Renner at The Bourne Legacy premiere in Sydney, Australia
      Renner starred in the R-rated action horror film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (released in January 2013), in which he and Gemma Arterton played Hansel and Gretel, respectively. The 3-D film was set 15 years after Hansel and Gretel killed the witch who kidnapped them.

      Renner was also featured in the ensemble cast of David O. Russell's dramedy American Hustle based on the controversial FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The film, which was released in December 2013, also starred Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence in principal roles. The film earned much critical acclaim, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

      On December 7, 2013, when Latino Review asked Renner whether he would return for Avengers 2 his answer was an emphatic, "Yes! Of course."

      On December 2, 2013, it was announced that Renner will return as Cross in Bourne 5, which is set for an August 14, 2015 release date.

      On June 6, 2014 Renner confirmed he'll return for the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise

      In October 2014, Renner will star as journalist Gary Webb in the Focus Features movie Kill the Messenger based on Webb's book Dark Alliance.


      As well as acting, Renner is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. Early in his acting career, he performed in the Sons of Ben. For the soundtrack of North Country he performed "I Drink Alone". In the 2006 films Love Comes to the Executioner and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Renner performed the songs "American Pie" and "Good Ole Rebel". He also appeared in music videos for "Trouble" by P!nk and "Scenes on Sunset" by Brother Sal.

      Personal life

      Renner and his ex-girlfriend, Canadian model Sonni Pacheco, have a daughter, Ava Berlin, born March 28, 2013.

      Renner runs a successful house-renovating business with his best friend and fellow actor, Kristoffer Winters. In addition to acting, he has studied disciplines including world religion, criminology, Arnis (Filipino martial arts), and Muay Thai martial arts.



      1995National Lampoon's Senior TripDags
      1996Paper DragonsUncredited
      2001Fish in a BarrelRemy
      2002DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
      2002Monkey LoveDil
      2003S.W.A.T.Brian Gamble
      2004Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, TheThe Heart Is Deceitful Above All ThingsEmerson
      2005Little Trip to Heaven, AA Little Trip to HeavenFred
      2005North CountryBobby Sharp
      200512 and HoldingGus Maitland
      2005Neo NedNed
      2005Lords of DogtownJay Adams ManagerUncredited
      2006Love Comes to the ExecutionerChick Prigusivac
      2007The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordWood Hite
      200728 Weeks LaterSergeant Doyle
      2008Hurt Locker, TheThe Hurt LockerSergeant First Class William James
      2008IngeniousSamaka "Lightbulb"
      2010Town, TheThe TownJames "Jem" Coughlin
      2011ThorClint Barton/HawkeyeCameo (uncredited)
      2011Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolWilliam Brandt
      2012Avengers, TheThe AvengersClint Barton/Hawkeye
      2012The Bourne LegacyAaron Cross/Kenneth J. Kitsom
      2013Hansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersHansel
      2013The ImmigrantOrlando the Magician
      2013American HustleCarmine Polito
      2014Kill the MessengerGary WebbPost-Production
      2015Avengers: Age of UltronClint Barton/HawkeyeFilming


      1995Deadly GamesTodEpisode: "Boss"
      1996Strange LuckJojo PicardEpisode: "Blinded by the Son"
      1996Friend's Betrayal, AA Friend's BetrayalSimonTV movie
      1997Nightmare Come True, AA Nightmare Come TrueSteven ZarnTV movie
      1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneJackPilot episode
      1999Net, TheThe NetTed NidaEpisode: "Chem Lab"
      1999Time of Your LifeTaylorEpisode: "The Time the Truth Was Told"
      2000AngelPennEpisode: "Somnambulist"
      2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRoger JenningsEpisode: "Alter Boys"
      2002It Factor, TheThe It FactorHimself
      2007HouseJimmy QuiddEpisode: "Games"
      2008Oaks, TheThe OaksDanPilot episode
      2009Unusuals, TheThe UnusualsDetective Jason Walsh10 episodes
      2011Robot ChickenSergeant First Class William James (voice)Episode "Fool's Goldfinger"
      2012Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "Jeremy Renner/Maroon 5"
      2014The World WarsNarrator
      2014Soccer AidHimself
      2014LouieDrug dealerEpisode: "In the Woods"

      Awards and nominations

      Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Jeremy Renner

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