Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner starred in the 2010 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker. Winner of six Academy Awards and inspired by true events, The Hurt Locker is the story of a bomb disposal team in Baghdad who has volunteered for one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. In his role as the self-assured ‘Sgt. James,’ Renner received Best Actor nominations from the 2008 BAFTA Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. Renner also garnered nominations for Breakthrough Actor and Best Ensemble Performance at the Gotham Awards, nominations for Leading Actor and Best Ensemble from the SAG Awards, and a nomination as Best Actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The following year Renner was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Town. An adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel Prince of Thieves, the film centers on a thief and his best friend and member of his gang (Renner). For his role Renner was also honored with Supporting Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes.
In December 2011 Renner co-starred in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise. In July 2015, he will reprise his role as ‘William Brandt’ in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Renner also starred as ‘Hawkeye’ in The Avengers, the third highest grossing film in history. Renner will appear in the second installment of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, being released in May 2015. Additional recent films include The Immigrant and American Hustle.
Renner recently formed The Combine, a production company that is creating, developing and producing high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences. Their most recent feature, Kill The Messenger, starred Renner and was released in 2013. Next up for The Combine is Knightfall, a tale of the Knights of Templar for The History Channel, which Renner is producing.
In 2012, he starred in The Bourne Legacy, a new installment of the popular Bourne franchise and followed that up with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a bona-fide global hit which earned $220 million dollars.
In 2007, Renner was seen in three different features The Assassination of Jesse James, 28 Weeks Later and Take. The year prior he starred in the acclaimed independent film 12 and Holding, demonstrating his dramatic range playing ‘Gus,’ a firefighter who moves to a new town after the haunting loss of a young girl in a fire.
Additional film credits include Neo Ned, North Country, A Little Trip to Heaven, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, Love Comes to the Executioner, Lords of Dogtown and S.W.A.T.
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 indie hit Dahmer.
With a background in theater, Renner starred in and also co-directed Search and Destroy, which was produced by Barry Levinson and received stellar reviews.