Jeremy Renner: “Finding the humanity in a villain and the flaws in a hero is Drama 101″
The forty year old Renner, a California native, has been busy working on several soon to be box office hits. Renner will not only show up in the Brad Bird’s Dec. 21st release Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol as Brandt, but the next installment of Bourne, due out on Aug. 3rd of 2012, as well as the May 2012′s Avengers as Hawkeye.
Options like this hasn’t always been the “norm” for the performer, who also gained notoriety for his work in Ben Affleck‘s The Town last year. As he explains in his Q&A with the news outlet, his work as the titular character in 2002′s Dahmer seemed to have scared off many movie heads, until he caught the eye of The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow, nabbing the lead. “She had to convince the producers that the same guy who played Jeffrey Dahmer could be a war hero. But she thought I was someone who could add dimensions to the character without judging him. Finding the humanity in a villain and the flaws in a hero is Drama 101.”