Jeremy Renner, biography, news, photos
Name: Jeremy Renner
Real name: Jeremy Lee Renner
Birth date: 7 of January 1971 (48 y.o.)
Place of birth: Modesto, California, United States
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Chinese zodiac: Pig
Jeremy Renner’s Biography
Jeremy Renner is a talented American actor, who became famous after his role as William James in «The Hurt Locker». He sealed his status as a star after «The Bourne Legacy» and «The Town», as well as after playing Hawkeye in a number of movies based on the Marvel comics. The actor was nominated twice for the Academy Award.
Jeremy Renner’s Childhood
The future actor grew up in Modesto, USA, in a large family. Jeremy was the eldest of six children. His father (Lee Renner) was German, and his mother (Valerie Cearley) was Irish. They got married as teenagers, but, although the couple had many children, they didn’t manage to save their marriage. Jeremy’s parents got divorced when he was in primary school.
Jeremy often changed schools, but it didn’t stop him from being a happy child. Later the actor said: «There might not have been much stability, but there was much love in our home».
Renner graduated from Fred C. Beyer High School, and then from Modesto Junior College. He chose the latter because it had drama classes. Theatre and cinema were his true passion, as they provided him with the opportunity of expressing himself. It was at college that Jeremy learnt the basics of acting and made his debut on stage. David Boreanaz, Renner’s best friend and a future actor, also studied there.
Jeremy Renner’s First Roles
After graduating from college, Jeremy moved to Los Angeles, where he attempted entering the world of cinema. The actor’s first movie role came in 1995 (the comedy «National Lampoon’s Senior Trip»). For a long time Renner’s only roles were anti-heroes: serial killers, vampires or alcoholics. These supporting episodic roles couldn’t provide proper income for the actor. The young man had to look for part-time jobs and had to stint himself in basic necessities.
In order to pay his bills, Renner started a house maintenance business with his friend Kristoffer Winters; he also advertised a bakery network once. For a long time Jeremy was rather poor, with only $10 per month for food, waiting for his golden chance.
The turning point came in the early 2000’s. Renner managed to play a few significant roles and drew the attention of the critics. One of the roles was the action thriller «S.W.A.T», where he played Brian Gamble, the partner of a special forces officer.
Soon afterwards Jeremy got the role of the cruel murderer Jeffrey Dahmar in the thriller «Dahmar» (2002). The actor received the Independent Spirit Award for his brilliant acting in the movie.
In 2005 Renner was rewarded for playing the lead role in the drama «Neo Ned». The movie tells the story of a young man who was abandoned by his rogue-father and eventually got involved with the Aryan Brotherhood.
The Prime of Jeremy Renner’s Career
Success came to Renner with «The Hurt Locker» (2008), a spectacular movie about the war in Iraq. He was given the role of an experienced deminer, sergeant William James. This movie, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, received six Academy Award nominations, earning Renner his first Best Actor nomination.
Finally Jeremy Renner experienced true success: «When «The Hurt Locker» came out, everything changed radically. This was a true opportunity to show what I can do. I had been waiting for a role like this for a very long time».
Jeremy’s second Academy Award nomination came for his role as James Coughlin in the exciting movie «The Town» (2010). Ben Affleck directed the movie, combining directing with playing one of the leading roles. The bright actresses Rebecca Hall and Blake Lively brought even more charm to the movie. Jeremy portrays a hothead criminal who has just come out of prison, but absolutely doesn’t care about his future: gambling, drinking and dirty business - yes, once again he plays the role of a scoundrel with a violent temper.
The actor also appeared in the spin-off of the Bourne franchise («The Bourne Legacy», 2012). The movie elaborates on the story of a «perfect weapon» human; however, Jeremy now plays the lead role instead of Matt Damon. Moreover, the actor did most of the stunts himself, and would get very upset when the directors insisted on using a stuntman. Jeremy spent a lot of time preparing for this role: he trained in martial arts and worked hard in the gym.
Renner played in David Russell’s brilliant movie «American Hustle» (2013). Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence are the other stars of the movie. The cast’s talented acting earned this criminal drama a number of awards, as well as 10 Academy Award nominations.
Jeremy Renner and «The Avengers»
In 2012 the first of «The Avengers» series came out. Using a lot of humour and action, the movie tells the audience about a team of superheroes, who come together to protect the Earth. Jeremy Renner plays the role of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye. His superpower is extreme eye accuracy, which he received as a child, being part of a traveling circus. Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L.Jackson and many other charismatic actors took part in creating this blockbuster.
In 2015 the sequel of the movie came out: «Avengers: Age of Ultron». The movie grossed about $1.4 billion, which made it the fourth highest grossing film of the year. While the first movie tells us about the Avengers saving the planet from the treacherous god Loki (Loki and his brother Thor are played by Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth), the second movie shows the Avengers facing cybernetic super intelligence. The core cast is joined by Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.
In 2016 the next sequel came out: («Captain America: Civil War»). This time the Avengers split into two camps, headed by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). The conflict stems from disagreement between the Avengers and the government which commands all superheroes to comply with compulsory registration and submit to all the government’s instructions.
In 2016 the Oscar-winning science fiction thriller «Arrival», starring Amy Adams, came out, as well as the drama «Wind River», where charming Elizabeth Olsen was Jeremy’s partner.
Jeremy Renner’s Personal Life
The actor doesn’t advertise his relationships with women. He emphasises the fact that relationships are not a priority in his life. However, he has no lack of fans. One of them even bit Jeremy to make him pay attention to her.
Jeremy states that work is his main priority. His longest affair lasted over five-and-a-half years. Jeremy was 20 years old at the time and wasn’t even considering marriage, being a poor young man with no means of support.
After gaining popularity, Renner was labelled a heartbreaker, but his relationship with model Sonni Pacheco grew into something bigger than just an affair. In March 2013 Sonni gave birth to a girl, Ava Berlin. Later Jeremy admitted that they had secretly married. However, their marriage didn’t last, and the couple split in December 2014. Persistent paparazzi tried to find out the reason for their divorce, but they never got any open admissions from the stellar ex-couple.
After the divorce, the actor gradually got his personal life together. In the summer 2016 the actor was spotted at the famous Italian resort Taormina, accompanied by a spectacular lady. The couple swam together, hugged and passionately kissed in public with no reservations.
Meanwhile, the actor’s ex-wife accused him of not complying with his paternal responsibilities. According to her, Renner refused to pay part of his daughter’s kindergarten fees. Jeremy also failed to pay regular alimony, so Sonni turned to the court in order to get the needed amount. The actor, however, had his own arguments concerning the situation: «I'm not sure why you keep coming after more money here, Sonni. I don't have the cash to give you. I'm sorry you can't figure out how to care for Ava with over 300k».
As for hobbies and interests, Jeremy Renner loves playing the guitar, riding a bike and playing with his dog.
Jeremy is very purpose driven; he always tries to stick to the plan. Once the actor admitted that he wrote annual reports about what he spent his time on (work, friends, bars). Then he would evaluate the results and see what needed to be improved and what needed to be removed from his life.
Jeremy Renner Today
Jeremy Renner doesn’t have to stress about his career prospects: the Hawkeye role has booked him a place in at least two more Marvel movies. The two parts of «Avengers: Infinity War» are coming out in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Moreover, he retained the role of William Brandt from «Mission Impossible» in 2015 («Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation»). Now he is in the cast of the sixth part of the franchise, the preparations for which started in the summer of 2016.
In 2018 the fans of meaningful comedies welcomed the movie «Tag», starring Renner and Ed Helms. The sequel of the movie»Spawn» is expected to come out a year later, where Renner will play detective Twitch Williams.
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