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
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
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