- 11 Nov
- Written by coolshades
Hollywood star Jeremy Renner discusses his latest movie, Arrival, in which he and Amy Adams square off against mysterious alien visitors.
Arrival star Jeremy Renner is 45, but you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard of him until relatively recently. After taking low-profile roles in film and television for years, the California native hit the big time, starring in Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker. After that film bagged Renner an Oscar nomination, he rocketed to the top of casting agents’ wish-lists – and the success kept coming.
It wasn’t just luck – Renner made smart choices when it came to his projects, avoiding mindless entertainment in favour of movies with more bite. He received another Oscar nomination for his role in The Town, before finally shifting to blockbusters – but what blockbusters! Taking starring roles in the Mission Impossible franchise, The Bourne Legacy, and of course The Avengers, the actor has shown an uncanny ability to attach himself to high-quality genre flicks.
Renner, however, thinks the key is actually quite simple: look for good material, pick directors who respect the audience’s intelligence, and make sure your film is full of heart. And with Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama Arrival, the actor knew he had all that, and more.