Jeremy Renner
American actor and musician
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor, film producer, former makeup artist and musician, known for his starring roles in The Hurt Locker (2009), which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). Throughout the 2000s, Renner appeared largely in independent films such as Dahmer (2002) and Neo Ned (2005).
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The Best Films 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
As we go forward, movies guide us. They give us directions. They motivate us. They provide rest stops, comic relief and flashbacks to the past. And they reassure us that we will thrive. It's a perfect time to reflect on the most inspiring films, performances and artistic achievements of this last year. Check out the best in film in 2016. (Photos courtesy of Fox Searchlight, Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, A24, Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions) Best Films Arrival -- (***1/2) Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), creates a compelling sci-fi movie, based on Eric Heisserer's thoughtful, feminist screenplay. Aliens arrive in massive floating pods in 12 locations around the world. A linguist (Amy Adams) tries to communicate with them and save humanity. Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker co-star in a film filled with suspense, dread and brain-numbing science. The Birth of a Nation -- (****) An uncompromising retelling of the country's most heralded sl ...
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Amy Adams in Arrival: Master of Tongues
Huffington Post - 4 months
In the movie Arrival, Amy Adams plays Louise, a linguist dealing with some creatures from outer space in Denis Villaneuve's parable bringing into our world beings from the beyond. They appear to be giant floaty plasma mushrooms and arrive in an ovoid structure with one part flat. An academic with some sorrow in her past, Louise is enlisted to communicate. Amidst a world of aggressive action against the unknown, the message in how she figures out their language is to behave with gentle caution, with heart open, and optimistic courage. In a movie that values the pleasures of compassion, Amy Adams is not your usual action hero. At a special screening at the Crosby Hotel in early fall, when the stars Adams and Jeremy Renner just returned from Toronto where the movie was a big hit, they talked to guests about the filmmaking. Denis Villaneuve was not present, off shooting a sequel to Bladerunner, but this Canadian director, distinguished for Prisoners, and last year's Sicario was present i ...
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What Critics Are Saying About ‘Arrival’ and ‘Almost Christmas’
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
This week at the multiplex, we have aliens among us (“Arrival,” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner) and the first holiday dramedy of the season (“Almost Christmas,” starring Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise). Find out what the critics have to say on Rotten Tomatoes. “Arrival” This science-fiction drama, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is Certified Fresh […]
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We Need More Sci-Fi Movies That Celebrate Otherness
Huffington Post - 4 months
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Warning: this post contains “Arrival” spoilers. “We are the hero of our own story,” Mary McCarthy wrote in Characters in Fiction. In other words, in the stories we tell, whether fictional or pertaining to our own lives, our personal beliefs give our choices shape. It’s difficult to see outside of our paradigm, and to understand that the people we ideologically oppose may not be “evil,” but instead driven by a separate set of motivations. This sentiment has been borrowed by contemporary writers like Teju Cole, whose Open City follows a morally questionable narrator, and George R.R. Martin, whose books chronicle warring families who believe staunchly in the good of their own causes. Each author seems to be critiquing a hero-centric approach to storytelling ― stories with zippy plots that rest on the battle of good versus evil. A hero trav ...
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Here's Why The Flying Saucer Is Sideways In 'Arrival'
Huffington Post - 4 months
Today, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after months of fighting, families being ripped apart and too many moments where it seemed as if our country would not make it through such a trying time, we finally have an answer to the question that has captivated us for so long: Why does the flying saucer appear sideways in the movie posters for “Arrival”? My colleague, Bill Bradley, saw a press screening for “Arrival” Monday night. This morning, I asked him to give me the answer Americans figured might never come. Here’s our conversation from Gchat: Me: how was arrival    Bill: pretty good some lines made me lol at the end, but it was pretty good   Me: why is the flying saucer sideways   Bill: it’s not a saucer dude it’s a shell!!!! what the shell!   Me: why is the shell sideways / look like a silver flying saucer   Bill: we think it s sideways but we know so little ...   Me: hmmm If you look at the poster, stars Amy Adams, Jeremy ...
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Film Trailer: 'Arrival'
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
Watch the film trailer for "Arrival," starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker: Photo: Jan Thijs / Paramount Pictures
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Adams and Renner arrive for 'Arrival'
Reuters.com - 6 months
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner dance on the red carpet at world premiere of "Arrival" in Venice. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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The Cast Of 'Ghostbusters' All Had Crazier Jobs Than Busting Ghosts
Huffington Post - 9 months
Before they were famous, some of Hollywood's biggest stars were just regular people working at regular jobs. Jeremy Renner was a makeup artist, Harrison Ford was a hunky carpenter and Rachel McAdams worked at a McDonald's. Similarly, the cast of the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot started out doing whatever they could to make ends meet before making it big. During a Wednesday appearance on "Ellen," "Saturday Night Live" actress Leslie Jones revealed that she used to work as telemarketer for Scientology, shocking the rest of her fellow cast mates, who immediately burst out laughing. "Uh, yeah ... They kinda still don't know I'm not a Scientologist," Jones said, staring straight into the camera with a scared look. "Thanks for blowing my cover, Ellen."   When DeGeneres pushed Jones for more details about her former job, the comedian said, "I lived in Glendale, I needed to pay the rent and it was a very easy interview -- I just [acted] crazy."  Watch below to find out more abo ...
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Zaki's Review: <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>
Huffington Post - 10 months
A little over a month ago, Warner Bros.' execrable, excessive Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theaters. As you know if you read my review, that film, with its storyline about the aftermath of a destructive superhero battle leading to a battle of wills between heroes, landed with a resounding thud for me. Perhaps my biggest complaint was how it was doing an end-run around its audience by forcing an emotional investment in its characters and their world that hadn't yet been earned. Well, here we are mere weeks later with Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, covering extremely similar thematic and narrative terrain while doing right exactly what the earlier film did so wrong. Believe it or not, it was eight years ago this week that the first Iron Man's huge critical and commercial success kicked off the massive multi-franchise edifice that we've come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel Studios has gone from success to success, launching several co ...
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Watch: 'Captain America: Civil War' Star Jeremy Renner Surprises 'GMA' Audience
ABC News - 10 months
"Captain America: Civil War" actors Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie have a surprise for some special audience members in Times Square.
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Dear Leo, I'm Inviting You to Take Me to the Oscars
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Hey Leo! I can call you Leo, right? First of all, I feel like I need to apologize. After watching The Revenant, I realized the purpose for the man bun all those months. The disheveled, scruffy, Jack Nicholson look had me a little worried. I should have known it was for a movie role. I'm sorry I lost faith in you, briefly, but I now feel like I understand your supermodel obsession a little more. I'm glad we've gotten passed that. The real reason for this letter isn't actually to convince you to take me as your date to the Oscars. Well, ok it is, but let's be honest, we all know you're planning to take Irmelin, or Mom as you call her. Don't get me wrong, she totally deserves to sit next to you, I mean, she did birth you. I'm just throwing it out there, that's all. Why would you take a crazy woman who's blogging you an invitation, you ask? Well first off, I'm not crazy. I'm actually graduating with my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in May, and technic ...
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The 100 Best Baby Names Right Now
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With the transition from 2015 to 2016 come many different lists ranking the best movies, restaurants and entrepreneurs. The folks behind the popular baby naming website Nameberry have decided to join in the rankings fray with their list of best baby names. For parents set to welcome new babies in 2016, here are Nameberry's picks for the 100 best baby names and the reasons for each choice. Abel -- Biblical boy name with a capable sound Adelina -- The next Isabella Agnes --Vintage 'A' name set for a major comeback Alice -- Storybook heroine back in the top 100 Amias -- Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love Apollo -- A Greek god at home in the modern world Arden -- Shakespeare’s forest makes this a literary nature name Arlo -- Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer and an animated dinosaur Athena -- As smart as Sophia Atlas -- Mythological name that holds its own August -- The Oscar of 2016 Aurora -- Ancient name seeing a new dawn Beckett - ...
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The 100 Best Baby Names Right Now
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With the transition from 2015 to 2016 come many different lists ranking the best movies, restaurants and entrepreneurs. The folks behind the popular baby naming website Nameberry have decided to join in the rankings fray with their list of best baby names. For parents set to welcome new babies in 2016, here are Nameberry's picks for the 100 best baby names and the reasons for each choice. Abel -- Biblical boy name with a capable sound Adelina -- The next Isabella Agnes --Vintage 'A' name set for a major comeback Alice -- Storybook heroine back in the top 100 Amias -- Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love Apollo -- A Greek god at home in the modern world Arden -- Shakespeare’s forest makes this a literary nature name Arlo -- Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer and an animated dinosaur Athena -- As smart as Sophia Atlas -- Mythological name that holds its own August -- The Oscar of 2016 Aurora -- Ancient name seeing a new dawn Beckett - ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jeremy Renner
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    In spring 2016, History announced their new historical drama, Knightfall, executive produced by Renner who is expected to guest star.
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    In 2016, Renner will star in the sci-fi film Arrival, opposite his American Hustle co-star Amy Adams, and played Hawkeye again in Captain America: Civil War.
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  • 2015
    Age 44
    He returned to the Mission: Impossible franchise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, released in July 2015.
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    In 2015, Renner reprised his role as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to The Avengers.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    In December 2014, Crackle aired The Throwaways, a film for which he served as executive producer.
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    In October 2014, Renner starred as journalist Gary Webb in the Focus Features movie Kill the Messenger based on Webb's book Dark Alliance.
    More Details Hide Details Renner also co-produced the film.
    On December 30, 2014, Pacheco filed for divorce from Renner, citing irreconcilable differences.
    More Details Hide Details They share custody of their daughter. Renner also runs a house-renovating business with his best friend and fellow actor, Kristoffer Winters. In addition to acting, he studied Arnis (Filipino martial arts) and Muay Thai martial arts, mainly as preparation for his roles in the Mission Impossible and Avengers franchises. Renner is a supporter of the San Francisco 49ers. He narrated the NFL Network documentary series The Timeline episode "A Tale of Two Cities", which chronicles the history of the team's notable rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, and the introductory video for the grand opening of Levi's Stadium. Notes Further reading
    Renner married Canadian model Sonni Pacheco on January 13, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Renner and Pacheco have a daughter, Ava Berlin (born March 28, 2013).
  • 2012
    Age 41
    In 2012, Renner starred as Hawkeye in the Marvel film, The Avengers.
    More Details Hide Details 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 starred in the 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.
  • 2011
    Age 40
    In December 2011, he starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, as William Brandt, a new addition to Ethan Hunt's team.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • 2009
    Age 38
    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 of bomb disposal expert, Sergeant William James in the 2009 Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow).
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2006
    Age 35
    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".
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in music videos for "Trouble" by P!nk and "Scenes on Sunset" by Brother Sal.
    In 2006 he starred with Ginnifer Goodwin in Love Comes to the Executioner.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    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.
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    He also appeared in Pink's 2003 music video for her song "Trouble" as a Bad Boy Sheriff.
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  • 2002
    Age 31
    In 2002, Renner had a starring role in the film Dahmer playing serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    Renner also had a small role on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In between acting roles, Renner worked as a makeup artist to make ends meet.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 24
    Renner's film debut came in 1995 when he played an underachieving student in the cult favorite National Lampoon's Senior Trip.
    More Details Hide Details 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).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 18
    Renner graduated from Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details He attended Modesto Junior College, where he studied computer science and criminology, before he took a drama class as an elective and decided to pursue acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born in 1971.
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