February 2011 -- Fun Fearless Males 2011: Jeremy Renner (cosmopolitan.com)

A year after receiving an Oscar nom for his role as a reckless bomb defuser in The Hurt Locker, 40-year-old hottie Jeremy Renner is gearing up to go head-to-head with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and is still getting major props for playing a spot-on career criminal in The Town. When he's not training to become an archery pro for his role as the talented archer Hawkeye in 2012's comic book– inspired action flick The Avengers (with fellow FFM Chris Hemsworth), he's building houses and eating raw cookie dough.


Cosmo: What's one of the craziest things you've learned to do for a role?
Jeremy Renner: How to kill someone in two seconds for Mission: Impossible. Not that I'd ever want to do that....


Do you have any vices?
I have a bad sweet tooth. I'm pretty good when I have to eat well for work, but otherwise, I could eat a whole roll of raw cookie dough.


What's a dating deal breaker for you?
I once dated a girl who had really ugly luggage. It sounds strange, but it looked like someone vomited on a suitcase. I couldn't go on a trip with her.


How do you spend your time when you're not working?
I build homes. My brother and I will buy a house that's falling down and reconfigure the whole thing. We take care of everything from the shingles on the roof to the piping on the couch.


Describe the most fearless thing you've done.
Racing cars in the Baja 500 in Mexico. It's a 500-mile off-road race where you roll your car all the time. It's so intense, you have to wear kidney belts so your insides don't get slapped around too much.


Source: cosmopolitan.com