JEREMY RENNER (Gary Webb) starred in The Hurt Locker, which won six Academy
Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow). For his
portrayal of Sgt. William James, he received many accolades, including the
Breakthrough Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Festival; BAFTA, Screen Actors
Guild, Gotham, Independent Spirit, and Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations;
and his first Academy Award nomination, in the Best Actor category.
The following year, he was again an Academy Award nominee, this time as Best
Supporting Actor for his performance as James Coughlin in The Town, directed by
Ben Affleck. Mr. Renner also received Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and
Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations. With his fellow actors from the film,
he was honored by the National Board of Review's award for Best Acting by an
Moviegoers worldwide also know him for his starring roles in blockbuster film
series. He played Hawkeye in Joss Whedon's The Avengers, the
third-highest-grossing movie of all time, and is reteaming with the filmmaker
for Avengers: Age of Ultron. As William Brandt, he joined Tom Cruise for Brad
Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and will do so again in a sequel to
be directed by Christopher McQuarrie. He inaugurated the role of Aaron Cross in
Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, and will reprise the role in a movie to be
directed by Justin Lin.
His breakthrough movie role, for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award
nomination, was as Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer, for writer/director David Jacobson.
Mr. Renner's other films include David O. Russell's smash American Hustle, for
which he shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a
Cast in a Motion Picture with his fellow actors from the movie; James Gray's The
Immigrant; Tommy Wirkola'sHansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters; Andrew Dominik's The
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Juan Carlos
Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later; Charles Oliver's Take, opposite Minnie Driver;
Niki Caro's North Country, with Charlize Theron; Clark Johnson's S.W.A.T.; and
Van Fischer's Neo Ned, for which he was named Best Actor at the Palm Beach
International Film Festival. He previously starred for Kill the Messenger
director Michael Cuesta in 12 and Holding, which was nominated for the
Independent Spirit Awards' John Cassavetes Award.
His initial acting background was in theater; he starred in and co-directed a
production of Search and Destroy, produced by Barry Levinson, which received
Mr. Renner and his producing partner Don Handfield have formed The Combine, a
production company that is creating, developing and producing high-quality,
character-driven content for mainstream audiences. The Combine's current project
is the feature thriller The Throwaways, to premiere on Sony's digital
entertainment network Crackle.