Awards and Nominations

The following is a chronological listing of awards and nominations Jeremy has received over the course of his career.  We expect many more to be added in the near future!

 

Awards

[accordion hideSpeed="500" showSpeed="700"] [item title="2001"] Best Supporting Actor (Fish in a Barrel) -- New York International Independent Film and Video Festival [/item] [item title="2006"] Best Actor (Neo Ned) -- Palm Beach International Film Festival [/item] [item title="2008"] Best Actor (Take) -- California Independent Film Festival [/item] [item title="2009"]

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Las Vegas Film Critics Society

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Satellite Awards

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Village Voice Film Poll

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- National Board of Review

Hollywood Breakthrough Award for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Hollywood Film Festival

2nd Place for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Southeastern Film Critics Association

3rd Place for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

3rd Place for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- New York Film Critics Circle

Best Ensemble (The Hurt Locker) -- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association [/item] [item title="2010"]

Best Ensemble Cast (The Hurt Locker) -- Gotham Awards

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- National Society of Film Critics

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Online Film Critics Society

Best Actor International (The Town) -- Jupiter Awards

Breakthrough Performance Award for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Palm Springs International Film Festival

3rd Place for Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Best Acting by an Ensemble (The Town) -- National Board of Review

Best Acting Ensemble (The Town) -- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association [/item] [item title="2011"] 3rd Place for Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- National Society of Film Critics [/item][item title="2012"]CinemaCon Male Star of the Year -- National Association of Theatre Owners [/item] [item title="2013"]

Best Fight (The Avengers) -- MTV Movie Awards (shared with the rest of the cast)

Runner-Up for Best Supporting Actor (American Hustle) -- Indiana Film Journalists Association

[/item][item title="2014"] Ensemble Award (American Hustle) -- Palm Springs International Film Festival (shared with the rest of the cast)

Best Acting Ensemble (American Hustle) -- Critics' Choice Awards (shared with the rest of the cast)

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture (American Hustle) -- Screen Actors Guild Awards (shared with the rest of the cast)

Best Global Supporting Actor (American Hustle) -- Huading Film Awards (China)

Best Actor (Kill the Messenger) -- James Agee Cinema Circle Awards[/item]

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Nominations

[accordion hideSpeed="500" showSpeed="700"] [item title="2003"] Best Male Lead (Dahmer) -- Independent Spirit Awards [/item] [item title="2009"]

Breakthrough Award for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Gotham Awards

Best Male Lead (The Hurt Locker) -- Independent Spirit Awards

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- San Diego Film Critics Society

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association

Best Breakthrough Performance (The Hurt Locker) -- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association [/item] [item title="2010"]

Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Hurt Locker) -- Academy Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (The Hurt Locker) -- Screen Actors Guild

Best Leading Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- BAFTA Awards

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Broadcast Film Critics Association

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Chlotrudis Awards

Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- San Diego Film Critics Society

Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association

Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- Houston Film Critics Society

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Town) -- Satellite Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Hurt Locker) -- Screen Actors Guild

Choice Movie Actor: Drama (The Hurt Locker) -- Teen Choice Awards

Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) -- Vancouver Film Critics Circle [/item] [item title="2011"]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Town) -- Academy Awards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (The Town) -- Golden Globe Awards

Best Acting Ensemble (The Town) -- Broadcast Film Critics Association

Best Supporting Actor (The Town) -- Broadcast Film Critics Association

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (The Town) -- Screen Actors Guild [/item] [item title="2013"] Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (The Avengers) -- Teen Choice Awards (shared with Scarlett Johannson) [/item][/accordion]

Music

Many people around the world recognize Jeremy's passion for acting.  However, few know that Jeremy's first passion was music.  He played drums in his high school band before ever considering a career in film.  Jeremy has written and produced much of his own material featuring his skills on piano and guitar, as well as his vocals.

Jeremy has recently recorded an album (and hopefully will be releasing it soon!).  In addition, he has written and recorded the entire soundtrack for the upcoming film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, and released a single with Sam Feldt entitled "Heaven (Don't Have a Name) in October 2018.

Jeremy has displayed his musical talents in multiple television shows and films, both as characters and as himself.  You can view his performances below.

 

Jeremy singing "American Pie" in Love Comes to the Executioner:

 

Jeremy singing his original song "My World" on The View:

 

Jeremy singing "New York State of Mind" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:

 

Jeremy singing "New York State of Mind" on ABC News:

 

Jeremy singing various songs during his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy singing a parody of "Son of a Preacher Man" at the Independent Spirit Awards:

 

Jeremy singing a parody of "Thinking Out Loud" on The Tonight Show

 

Jeremy singing on Strange Luck:

 

Jeremy singing "Good Ol' Rebel Soldier" in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford:

 

Jeremy singing "Mmm Mmm Mmmm Mmmm" from the end credits of Tag (Audio Only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can purchase this recording on Amazon.

 

In addition, Jeremy has also performed on stage with Eric Zayne, the bands Steel Panther and INXS, and both on stage and in videos with the independent artist Brother Sal.

 

Various Songs (clips only) with Eric Zayne

 

 

"Don't Stop Believin'" (with Steel Panther)

 

 "Sweet Child O Mine" (with Steel Panther)

 

 

With INXS

 

"House of the Rising Sun" (with Brother Sal)

 

"In My Shoes" (with Brother Sal)

 

"Heaven (Don't Have a Name)" at the Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival 

 

 

See our Videos section for the complete segments of the television shows mentioned on this page.

Biography

Click to view full size imageJeremy Lee Renner is an American actor, musician, and film producer.  Over the course of more than 20 years, Jeremy has established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors. 

Jeremy was born on January 7, 1971 in Modesto, California.  While attending Modesto Junior College, he took a drama class, where he developed a passion for acting.  Shortly thereafter, Jeremy decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. 

In 1995, Jeremy made his feature film debut in the cult favorite National Lampoon's Senior Trip.  This was followed by guest appearances on the shows Deadly Games and Strange Luck.  He also had a minor role in the TV film A Friend's Betrayal.  In 1998, Jeremy starred in and co-directed a play entitled "Search and Destroy."  Director Barry Levinson was so impressed by Jeremy's work that he financed the play's run. 

 

Over the next fClick to view full size imageew years, Jeremy appeared on several other television shows, including Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane (1999), The Net (1999), The Time of Your Life (1999), Angel (2000), and CSI (2001).  It was on the set of Angel that Jeremy met Joss Whedon, his future director on The Avengers.

Between 2001 and 2008, Jeremy starred or co-starred in many independent films.  The most notable was Dahmer, the 2002 biopic of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.  Soon afterward, in 2003, Jeremy appeared in the mainstream film S.W.A.T., alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell. 

Jeremy starred or co-starred in nine films over the next half-decade, including the critically acclaimed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, in which he played Wood Hite, and Neo Ned, in which he played a neo-nazi skinhead.   For his role in Neo Ned, Jeremy received the Palm Beach International Film Festival award for best actor.  He also appeared in 28 Weeks Later, the highly-anticipated sequel to 28 Days Later.

 

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In 2007, Kathryn Bigelow, impressed by Jeremy's work in Dahmer, cast him as the self-assured leader of a bomb-disposal unit in The Hurt Locker.  This marked the turning point in Jeremy's career.  This critically-acclaimed film, released in 2009, earned Jeremy several acting awards, as well as his first Academy Award nomination.  The film itself also won many awards, including the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.  This recognition, combined with his second Academy Award nomination the following year (for The Town), cemented Jeremy's status as one of the best up-and-coming actors.

Following the success of The Hurt Locker, Jeremy was cast in several major studio films, including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.  In 2011, Jeremy joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye, the world's greatest marksmanJeremy's first appearance as Hawkeye was a cameo in Thor.  This was followed by The Avengers, the highest-grossing film of 2012 and the fourth-highest grossing film of all time, The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, and Captain America: Civil War in 2016.  Also in 2015, Jeremy reprised his role as William Brandt in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

Other films in which Jeremy has appeared include the critically acclaimed David O. Russell film American Hustle, in which he portrayed Carmine Polito, James Gray's The Immigrant, in which he portrayed Orlando the Magician, and Kill the Messenger, in which he portrayed journalist Gary Webb.  Most recently, he has appeared in the critically acclaimed films Arrival, in which he portrayed physicist Ian Donnelly, Wind River, in which he portrayed game hunter Cory Lambert, and Tag, in which he portrayed Jerry Pierce.  Upcoming projects include Avengers: Endgame, Spawn with Jamie Foxx, and Jeremy's first animated film, Arctic Dogs, for which he wrote the entire soundtrack and will be voicing the lead character Swifty the arctic fox.

 

In 2011, Jeremy and his partner Don Handfield formed their own production company, The Combine. Kill the Messenger was the first film produced by the company.  Additional titles produced by The Combine include the Crackle original film The Throwaways, The Founder, a biopic of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, and Knightfall, a History Channel series about the Knights Templar.  The Combine is also publishing a series of graphic novels entitled The Rift.

 

Click to view full size imageIn addition to acting and producing, Jeremy is also a singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer.  He has performed in several of his films, including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, North Country, Love Comes to the Executioner and Tag.  Jeremy also runs a successful house-renovating business in Los Angeles with his friend Kristoffer Winters.

Over the years, Jeremy has become involved with several humanitarian campaigns and causes. These include TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), UNMAS (United Nations Mine Action Service), and Got Your 6, which aims to assist servicemen and women as they readjust to civilian life. Jeremy also supports the BVLGARI Save the Children campaign, with its goal of saving the lives of 50,000 infants and women in impoverished countries around the world. Further, Jeremy took part in the "Demand a Plan" PSA to help eliminate gun violence in the United States, and has participated in the "Stand up to Cancer" telethon.  He is also a supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America, and WildAid.