(CNN Spanish) — Jeremy Renner grew up with four younger siblings in Modesto, California, where his parents ran a bowling alley.
According to the actor himself, his entry into the world of acting was almost accidental. “It was pure luck. It started in college. I took an acting class as an elective and that’s how everything changed for me,” he explained in an interview Vanity Fair,
This was not his only role in the field. When he was in his 20s, at the beginning of his acting career, Rainer was also a makeup artist for eight years.
“Dahmar”, Kick to Stardom
The leading role that gave way to Hollywood was in the 2002 film “Dahmar”. “The film meant a lot to me. It did me good, in the sense that people within the industry saw it and noticed me,” she said about it in her interview with Vanity Fair.
His performance as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer led to director Kathryn Bigelow casting him in the lead role of “The Hurt Locker”.
The film was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Actor for Reiner, for playing a sergeant assigned to the bomb squad in the Iraq War. In the end, “The Hurt Locker” won six Oscars for Bigelow, including Best Picture and Best Direction, making her the first woman to win that category.
Jeremy Renner Jumps To Marvel
In 2011, he will appear for the first time in two successful Hollywood franchises: the Marvel saga and “Mission: Impossible”.
The first “Thor” movie introduced “Hawkeye” to Marvel’s world, later placing him alongside other superheroes in the 2012 film “The Avengers.”
Reiner also appeared in two “Mission: Impossible” movies alongside Tom Cruise and other memorable characters from the franchise.
In 2021, Rainer was the lead in two new projects. In one of them, he once again starred as “Hockey”, in the series of the same name, centered on Clint Barton and his new intern, Kate Bishop. And he was also in “Mayor of Kingstown,” where the powerful McCluskey family tackles issues of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality.
Reiner spoke publicly on these issues several times. He said in 2018, “Everybody has the right to have a voice in something (…). I think awareness of others is a very important quality. It’s called compassion, it’s called emotional intelligence and it’s about others.” It’s called taking care of.”