Before The Oscars: Jeremy Renner

How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.

Jeremy Renner

Nominated for “Best Actor In A Supporting Role”

Film: The Town

Role: James Coughlin, a dangerously unbalanced bank robber who takes a teller hostage.

How he got started: Freedom of emotional expression is what attracted Jeremy Renner to a career in acting. In college, he was paid $50 to play a domestic violence violator during a police training exercise. This role-playing exercise sparked his interest in theatre and he decided to study drama at the American Conservatory Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles where he continued to do theater, as well as some other work in television and independent movies. His first commercially successful movie was S.W.A.T. with Colin Farrell. Last year he received an Oscar nomination for his role in The Hurt Locker.

Other notable films: S.W.A.T., 28 Weeks Later, The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford, The Hurt Locker (Academy Award nomination)

The 83rd Academy Awards airs on February 27 at 8pm. For a list of nominees, click here.

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