Biography of Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is a talented American actor best known for his role as William James in The Hurt Locker. He cemented his star status by participating in the Bourne Evolution and City of Thieves projects, as well as the role of Hawkeye in a number of films based on the Marvel comics universe. Twice nominated for an Oscar.
Jeremy Lee Renner
Childhood of Jeremy Renner
The future actor grew up in the city of Modesto (USA) in a large family. Jeremy was the eldest of six children. His parents, the German Lee Renner and the Irish Valerie Curly, got married very young, but the large couple failed to save the marriage. They divorced when the boy was in elementary school.
Jeremy often changed schools, but this did not prevent him from being a truly happy child. On this occasion, the actor later noted: “Although there was no stability, but there was a lot of love in home life.”
Jeremy Renner in childhood and now
Renner managed to first graduate from Fred Beyer High School, and then from Modesto College. The guy chose the last educational institution due to the presence of an acting class. It was cinema and theater that were his real passion, which gave a real opportunity to prove himself. In college, Jeremy learned the basics of acting and first appeared on stage. David Borinaz also studied there – also a future actor and a good friend of Renner.
The first roles of Jeremy Renner
Upon graduation, Jeremy moved to Los Angeles, where he tried to break into the world of cinema. The first role of the young actor in the cinema fell on 1995 (the comedy “The Big Journey”). For a long time, Renner played only anti-heroes, among which were serial killers, vampires, or just alcoholics. These secondary and episodic roles could not provide the actor with a serious income. The guy was forced to look for additional work and limit himself to the most necessary.
A young Jeremy Renner in his first film (The Big Journey)
To pay his bills, Renner began renovating houses with a friend, Chris Winters, and once even advertised a chain of bakeries. For a long time, Jeremy was very poor, eating on $10 a month and waiting for an opportunity to prove himself.
But in the 2000s, a turning point came: Renner managed to play several significant roles and attract the attention of film critics. So, he starred in the action movie SWAT City of Angels SWAT, where he played the partner of SWAT officer Brian Gamble.
Soon Jeremy got the role of the brutal killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the thriller “The Executioner Dahmer” (2002). For a brilliant performance in this film, the actor received an award from the Independent Spirit Award.
“Executioner Dahmer”: Jeremy Renner as a serial killer
In 2005, Renner won an award for his performance in the lead role in the drama Neo Ned. It told about a young man left unattended by his rogue father, who, as a result, was carried away by the ideas of the Aryan brotherhood.
The rise of Jeremy Renner’s acting career
Success Renner brought a spectacular film about the war in Iraq “The Hurt Locker” (2008). He was entrusted to play the role of an experienced sapper – Sergeant William James. This project, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, received six Oscar nominations, including Best Actor for Renner.
Jeremy Renner trained long and hard for his role in The Hurt Locker.
Finally, real glory came to Jeremy Renner: “When The Hurt Locker came out, everything changed dramatically. It was a real opportunity to show what I am capable of. I’ve been waiting for this role for a very long time.”
Jeremy was nominated for an Academy Award for the second time for his role as James Coughlin in the thrilling film City of Thieves (2010). The director of the project was Ben Affleck, who combined these duties with one of the main roles. Bright actresses Rebecca Hall and Blake Lively gave this film even more charm. Jeremy, on the other hand, appeared before the audience as a reckless criminal, barely out of prison, but absolutely not caring about his future. Casinos, booze, dubious dealings – yes, he again appeared as a scoundrel with an explosive character.
Shot from the movie “City of Thieves”
He also appeared in the spin-off film series about special agent James Bourne (The Bourne Evolutions, 2012). The tape developed the story of the “perfect weapon” man, but Jeremy now starred alongside Matt Damon. Moreover, the actor himself coped with almost all the tricks and was very upset when the directors still insisted on the need to resort to the services of a stuntman. Jeremy prepared for the shooting for a long time, was engaged in martial arts, gave his best in the gym.
Special Agent Aaron Cross
Renner also starred in David Russell’s chic American Hustle (2013). Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and others also participated in the project. The brilliant work of the entire team brought many awards and 10 Oscar nominations to the criminal tragicomedy.
Jeremy Renner and The Avengers
In 2012, the film saw the first film in the Avengers series, with a fair amount of humor and action telling about a team of superheroes united to protect the Earth. Jeremy Renner was given the role of Clint Burton, nicknamed Hawkeye. His superpower is incredible marksmanship, which he received as a child, being a member of a traveling circus troupe. Together with the actor on the set of the blockbuster, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and many other charismatic characters were busy.
A sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, followed in 2015. The project earned about 1.4 billion dollars, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film this year. If in the previous part the Avengers team saved the planet from the machinations of the insidious god Loki (Loki and his brother Thor were played by Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth), this time they had to face the cybernetic supermind. And joining the regular cast are Paul Bettany as the Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as the Red Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the super-fast Quicksilver.
The Avengers: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
In 2016, the next part (“The First Avenger: Confrontation”) was released on television. This time the Avengers are divided into two camps, led by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). The conflict arose on the basis of contradictions between the Avengers and the state, which obliged all superheroes to undergo mandatory registration and obey all government orders. In 2017, the “alien” Oscar-winning thriller “Arrival” starring Amy Adams, as well as the drama “Wind River”, where Jeremy was paired with the charming Elizabeth Olsen, was released.
Shot from the film “Arrival”
Personal life of Jeremy Renner
The actor does not advertise his relationship with women and even emphasizes their secondary importance. But he certainly has enough fans, and one even once bit Jeremy to attract the attention of a star.
Jeremy Renner is a famous heartthrob
Renner confidently states that the main thing for him is work. The longest celebrity relationship lasted more than five and a half years. Then Jeremy was about 20 years old, and he did not even think about the wedding, as he was a poor young man with practically no means of subsistence.
Having become famous, Renner gained fame as a heartthrob, but relations with model Sonny Pacheco became more serious than an ordinary hobby. In March 2013, Sonny gave birth to the actor’s daughter, Ava Berlin. A little later, Jeremy admitted that they secretly got married. However, their union did not last long, and in December 2014 the couple broke up. Persistent paparazzi tried to find out the reasons for the breakup, but did not wait for frankness from the former star couple.
Jeremy Renner’s ex-wife is model Sonny Pacheco
After the divorce, Renner’s personal life gradually improved. In the summer of 2016, the actor was seen at the famous Italian resort of Taormina in the company of a spectacular girl. The lovers swam together, hugged and did not hesitate to kiss passionately in public.
After the divorce, the actor did not waste time in vain
However, the ex-wife accused the actor of failing to fulfill his father’s duties. According to her, Renner refused to pay part of the fees for the kindergarten, which his daughter Ava attended. Jeremy also paid child support incorrectly, and Sonny demanded payment of the due amount through the courts. However, the actor had his own reasons for this: “I don’t understand why you keep coming for money again and again. I don’t have cash for you. I’m sorry you don’t know how to care for Ava for less than $300,000 a year.”
Jeremy Renner and his daughter Ava
In terms of hobbies and passions, Jeremy Renner enjoys strumming the guitar, riding a motorcycle and playing with his dog.
Jeremy Renner plays the guitar well
Jeremy is a very goal oriented person and tries to always follow the plan. Once the actor admitted that he annually compiled reports on what he did (time for work, friends, going to bars). Based on their results, he thought through what needs to be improved, and what is better to refuse.
Jeremy Renner’s dog french bulldog
Jeremy Renner today
Jeremy Renner doesn’t have to worry about his career prospects: the role of Hawkeye has secured him participation in at least two more feature-length Marvel films. “Avengers: Infinity War” in two parts should be released in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
In addition, the role of William Brandt from the action movie “Mission Impossible” was retained by him in 2015 (“MN: Rogue Nation”), he is also announced in the cast of the sixth part of the franchise, the preparation for filming of which began in the summer of 2016.
Jeremy Renner as William Brandt
2018 pleased comedy fans with a sense of the film “You Drive” with Jeremy and Ed Helms in the lead roles. In a year, the sequel to the film about the supervillain Spawn is expected to be released, where Renner will play detective Twitch Williams.