Two-time Academy award® nominee Jeremy Renner starred in the 2010 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Winner of six Academy Awards® and inspired by true events, The Hurt Locker is the story of a bomb disposal team in Baghdad who has volunteered for one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. In his role as the self-assured Sgt. James, Renner was awarded the Breakthrough Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, the Spotlight Award at the Savannah Film Festival and received Best Actor nominations from the 2008 BAFTA Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. For The Hurt Locker, Renner also garnered nominations for Breakthrough Actor and Best Ensemble Performance at the Gotham Awards, nominations for Leading Actor and Best Ensemble from the SAG Awards, and of course, a nomination as Best Actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The following year Renner was nominated for an Academy Award® as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Town, directed by Ben Affleck for Warner Bros. An adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel Prince of Thieves, the film centers on a thief (Affleck) and his best friend and member of his gang (Renner), and was released in the fall of 2010. For his role in The Town Renner was also honored with Supporting Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes.
In December 2011 Renner co-starred in the global hit Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise for Paramount Pictures, directed by Brad Bird.
In May 2012 Renner starred as Hawkeye in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the third highest grossing film in history.
In 2007, Renner was seen in three different features, including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford for Warner Bros, directed by Andrew Dominik, in which Renner starred alongside Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, as a key member of James’ gang, “Wood Hide.” He also starred in 28 Weeks Later, the highly anticipated sequel to 28 Days Later, and Take, opposite Minnie Driver.
In 2006 he also starred in the acclaimed independent film 12 and Holding (Independent Spirit Award Nominee – John Cassavetes Award), demonstrating his dramatic range playing “Gus,” a firefighter who moves to a new town after the haunting loss of a young girl in a fire.
Other recent film credits include the independent film Neo Ned, in which Renner starred opposite Gabrielle Union. Neo Ned was screened at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival and swept the feature film category at the 11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2006. Neo Ned was awarded Best Feature Film, Best Director and the Best Actor Award went to Renner. The film was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, Best Feature Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2006. These awards come after winning the Audience Award at the Slamdance, Sarasota and Ashland film festivals.
Renner also starred opposite Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron in Warner Bros’ North Country, a fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S..
Renner has been on a fast-paced production schedule the past few years. He has been seen in A Little Trip to Heaven, where Renner again refined his skill for dark troubled characters, starring opposite Julia Stiles as the diabolical con man “Kelvin.” Renner also appeared in The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, directed by Asia Argento as adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by J.T. Leroy; Columbia Pictures’ Lords of Dogtown for helmer Catherine Hardwicke; and Aura Entertainment’s independent film Love Comes to the Executioner, written and directed by Kyle Bergersen. He also co-starred in the summer, 2003 hit S.W.A.T. opposite Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson for Columbia Pictures.
The role that initially put Renner on the map and earned the actor an Independent Spirit Award nomination was his portrayal of “Jeffrey Dahmer” in the indie hit Dahmer.
With a background in theater, Renner starred in and also co-directed Search and Destroy, which was produced by Barry Levinson and received stellar reviews.
In August 2012 Renner stars in the fourth installment of the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy opposite Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton, directed by Tony Gilroy.
In 2011 he and partner Don Handfield formed The Combine, a production company that will be creating, developing and producing high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences.
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