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JEAN RENO (CAPTAIN THENAULT) is the renowned French actor who rapidly gained recognition among American audiences with pivotal roles in box-office blockbusters such as Brian DePalma's Mission: Impossible opposite Tom Cruise, Roland Emmerich's Godzilla, Luc Besson's The Professional with Natalie Portman, and John Frankenheimer's Ronin opposite Robert DeNiro. Reno has most recently appeared opposite Steve Martin in The Pink Panther and as police captain Bezu Fache in Ron Howard's blockbuster adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. He will soon be seen opposite Roberto Benigni in The Tiger and the Snow.

Reno is one of France's most revered and respected actors, having starred opposite Gerard Depardieu in the blockbuster comedies Tais Toi and Les Visiteurs, the latter of which became the highest grossing film in French box office history when it was released. He has also enjoyed a tremendously successful collaboration with the acclaimed French director Luc Besson. In addition to The Professional, he has co starred in Besson's Le Dernier Combat, Subway opposite Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani, The Big Blue opposite Roseanna Arquette and the acclaimed thriller La Femme Nikita opposite Anne Parillaud.

Born in Casablanca to Spanish parents, Reno pursued his dream of acting in France after completing his military service. Settling in Paris, Reno joined stage director Didier Flamand in a traveling theater company that took him around the country. His screen debut was in the French film Claire de Femme directed by Costa-Gavras.

Reno, who spoke only his native Spanish for the first eleven years of his life, speaks fluent French, Italian, English and Japanese. He splits his time between the south of France, Corsica, New York and Los Angeles.

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