Jeremy Renner’s BiographyJeremy 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 ChildhoodThe 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».
Jeremy Renner’s First RolesAfter graduating from college, Jeremy moved to Los Angeles, where he attempted to enter 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.
The turning point came in the early 2000s. 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 afterward Jeremy got the role of the cruel murderer Jeffrey Dahmer in the thriller «Dahmer» (2002). The actor received the Independent Spirit Award for his brilliant acting in the movie.
The Prime of Jeremy Renner’s CareerSuccess 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.
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.
Jeremy Renner and «The Avengers»In 2012 the first of «The Avengers» series came out. Using a lot of humor 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.
Jeremy Renner’s Personal LifeThe actor doesn’t advertise his relationships with women. He emphasizes 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.
After gaining popularity, Renner was labeled 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.