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Who is Jeremy Lee Renner?

Who is Jeremy Lee Renner? The entertainment and acting world know him as Jeremy Renner, he  is an American actor and musician. Renner appeared in films throughout the 2000s, mostly in supporting roles. He came to prominence in films such as Dahmer (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Neo Ned (2005), and 28 Weeks Later (2007), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2009 Best Picture-winning war thriller The Hurt Locker. The following year he appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Town. His work as "James Coughlin" in that film received a nomination for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor plus nominations in the Supporting Actor category at the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes.



Life and career
Renner was born January 7, 1971 in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie Cearley and Lee Renner.[1] He has four younger siblings. He graduated from Fred C. Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College.[2]


Renner has made a career out of playing charismatic anti-heroes. He has portrayed an eighteenth-century vampire, a gun-toting alcoholic, and a notorious serial killer, among other film roles. In addition to having done extensive theater work, Renner has starred in several major independent films, including the 2009 Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker (directed byKathryn Bigelow)  which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He received several other major awards for Best Actor for this role.

He portrayed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer, which earned Renner his first Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nomination. He also played the antagonist in the big budget film S.W.A.T. and has played supporting roles in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and 28 Weeks Later. In 2005 he won the Best Actor award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival for his role in Neo Ned.

In 2010, Renner's performance in Ben Affleck's The Town alongside Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Slaine and Michael Yebba garnered him rave reviews, including multiple award nominations. In February 2011, Renner announced that he would cameo as Hawkeye in Thor in order for people to be familiar with his character for the upcoming The Avengers.[3]


Filmography

Film
Year↓Title↓Role↓Notes
1995National Lampoon's Senior TripDags
1996Paper Dragons
2001Fish in a BarrelRemyFeature Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002DahmerJeffrey DahmerNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
2002Monkey LoveDil
2003S.W.A.T.Brian Gamble
2004The Heart Is Deceitful Above All ThingsEmerson
2005A Little Trip to HeavenFred
2005North CountryBobby Sharp
2005Twelve and HoldingGus Maitland
2005Neo NedNedPalm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2005Lords of DogtownJay Adams ManagerUncredited
2006Love Comes to the ExecutionerChick Prigusivac
2007The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordWood Hite
200728 Weeks LaterSgt. Doyle
2007TakeSaulCalifornia Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2009The Hurt LockerSergeant First Class William JamesBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance – Male
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Village Voice Film Poll – Best Actor
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2010The TownJem CoughlinNominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011Better Living Through ChemistryTBApre-production
2011ThorClint Barton/Hawkeyepost-production, cameo
2011Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolBrandtfilming
2012The AvengersClint Barton / Hawkeyefilming
Television
Year↓Title↓Role↓Notes
1995Deadly GamesTodEpisode: "Boss"
1996Strange LuckJojo PicardEpisode: "Blinded by the Son"
1996A Friend's BetrayalPaul's friendTV movie
1997A Nightmare Come TrueSteven Zarn
1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneJackPilot episode
1999The NetTed NidaEpisode: "Chem Lab"
1999Time of Your LifeTaylorEpisode: "The Time the Truth Was Told"
2000AngelPennEpisode: Somnambulist
2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRoger JenningsEpisode: Alter Boys
2002The It FactorHimself
2007HouseJimmy QuiddEpisode: "Games"
2008The OaksDan
2009The UnusualsDetective Jason WalshMain cast, 10 episodes

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