Two-time Academy award® nominee, Jeremy Renner, earned his first nomination for his lead role in the 2010 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film won six Academy Awards® and in addition to Renner’s nomination, he was also awarded the Breakthrough Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, the Spotlight Award at the Savannah Film Festival, and received Best Actor nominations from the 2008 BAFTA Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. The following year, Renner was nominated for an Academy Award® as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Town, directed by Ben Affleck for Warner Bros. Renner was also honored with Supporting Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes.
The role that initially put Renner on the map and earned the actor an Independent Spirit Award nomination was his portrayal of “Jeffrey Dahmer” in the 2002 indie hit, Dahmer. Perhaps one of Renner’s most famous roles is “Hawkeye” in the Marvel series, starting with Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the third highest grossing film in history.
Other notable Renner performances include: co-starring in Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise for Paramount Pictures and directed by Brad Bird; the lead role in “The Bourne Legacy,” a new installment of the popular Bourne franchise; and co-starring opposite Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson in the global box-office hit S.W.A.T. for Columbia Pictures.
Currently, Renner’s upcoming projects include Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War part 2 due in May 2019 and the animated feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad where he will voice the lead character of Swifty,
In addition to his acting career, Renner also produces films which include Kill The Messenger, which starred Renner as journalist Gary Webb and was released by Focus Features; Knightfall, a tale of the Knights of Templar for The History Channel; and The Founder, starring Michael Keaton for FilmNation Entertainment.
Renner strongly believes that we have a responsibility to improve the quality of life for others. He has participated in many philanthropic events and he is an ambassador of WildAid, an environmental organization focused on wildlife preservation.