One one hand, Jeremy Renner is an action star who appeared in The Avengers and the fourth film in both the Mission: Impossible and the Bourne franchises. On the other, he’s an actor who has been nominated for two Oscars for The Hurt Locker and The Town. However, it’s often easy to guess which Jeremy Renner audiences will get in each film, and in the case of Renner’s latest film — Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters — it’s an easy guess that it will probably be the former. In any case, the film is about the titular fairy tale characters all grown up and now hunting witches with a variety of weaponry.
One obvious reason why it is the “action” Renner that audiences will get is that he explains that he thought doing the film would be fun. He says, “When I read the script, my first thought was ‘I can’t believe this hasn’t been done yet.’ It’s such a great idea with so much potential… I thought it would be exciting to explore an amazing brother and sister bond inside a fantastical world.” Read more
Q&A: Sons of Anarchy’s Harold Perrineau talks How He Went After His Role, His Musical Theater Background and Treating Himself Like a Brand
Harold Perrineau has starred in two of my favorite shows, OZ and Lost and now, he’s jumped into the cast of another of my favorites, FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
In the new season of SOA, he plays this years big bad, Damon Pope. Pope is out for revenge because of the death of his daughter at the end last season and now, he’s declared war on the SOA gang. If you watched the first 3 episodes of the season, you’ll know that he’s already accomplished part of plan.
Harold is such a fun guy to talk with and in this Q & A, he doesn’t disappoint. He chats about how he went after the role of Pope (thanks to some prodding from his wife), working with the cast, his musical theater background and how he treats himself like a brand.
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Actor Jeremy Renner, who recently discussed his experience of working on The Avengers (i.e, he wasn’t too happy with the way they took his character), talked a bit more about his work in the global box office giant – but this time, it was all nice.
Known for his role as the superhero Hawkeye, who teams up with his talented peers Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Renner shared his determination to do his alter ego justice on the big screen. Doing so, Renner had to take on archery training and learn how to fire fast. Luckily the technology of CGI made the 41 year old’s job a little less strenuous. Read more
While Jeremy Renner is on an incredible roll since starring in the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily happy with everything he does on screen. In fact, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times he actually reveals that he’s disappointed with his role in The Avengers as the bowman Hawkeye. He also talks about how his career has changed from small indie movies to a big budget action star.
Renner admits that he had no inkling that he’d turn out becoming a franchise action hero. He says, “Not by any stretch of the imagination. It just sort of became opportunities that I don’t think anybody really would want to turn away. As long as it was in the realm of what I feel like I could bring something three-dimensional and truthful and honest, these are worldwide movies, which I thought was a great opportunity to be a part of cinema that people see. That’s interesting to me. Like The Hurt Locker, we didn’t know what the heck that was gonna be. And The Town, we had an idea, but who knows. You just never know. But these big movies like The Avengers, I couldn’t say no to, really, so I thought I’d explore that. It kind of just fell my direction, and I’ve been blessed with the opportunities to learn something new.” Read more
Jeremy Renner on Making It: “I worried that, if I was slinging lattes, it would take away from all the time it took for me to work on my own journey”
If nothing else, Jeremy Renner has ensured his future job security by becoming the ultimate franchise player: not only is Renner taking over the Jason Bourne franchise in The Bourne Legacy, Renner also is also now a key piece of the Mission: Impossible and The Avengers franchises. Renner has since become a familiar face in action films, something he wasn’t known for when he became famous from his role in The Hurt Locker.
It’s certainly an unpredictable career shift for the twice Oscar-nominated actor, but Renner’s entire career trajectory has been unpredictable. The 41 year-old Renner didn’t get involved in acting until he was studying psychology at Modesto Junior College and then headed south to Hollywood. There he forced himself to live on $5 a week for food and lived by candlelight to cut down on his electric bills. Though Renner could have gotten a part-time job to help fill his stomach and get the lights on, he admits that he didn’t out of a sense of pride of being an actor. Read more
Marion Cotillard won a Best Actress Academy Award® for her performance in La Vie en Rose, making her the first actress to earn an Oscar® for a performance in the French language. For her captivating portrayal of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf in that film, Cotillard also won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and a César Award, and received Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.
The Dark Knight Rises marks the second collaboration for Cotillard and Christopher Nolan. She previously worked under Nolan’s direction in the 2010 hit thriller Inception, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
This fall, Cotillard will be seen in Guillaume Canet’s comedy/drama Little White Lies; and the drama Rust & Bone, which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Cotillard completed production on the as-yet-untitled drama, directed by James Gray and also starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner; as well as the crime drama Blood Ties, which reunited her with director Guillaume Canet. Read more
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pine (or Possibly Jeremy Renner) to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’?
With the most successful show on Broadway right now being the classic Death of a Salesman starring movie stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, it’s no surprise that Broadway is again looking for Hollywood stars to headline a revival of another classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, set to premiere in spring 2013.
Trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn & Stacy Keach
The Bourne Legacy: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
Director: Tony Gilroy
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac
Writers: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy
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Award winning actress Kristin Scott Thomas has become internationally renowned for her talent, elegance and commitment to her craft. Never shying away from challenging roles and determined not to repeat herself, Scott Thomas‘ body of work is an extraordinary collection of acclaimed film, television and theatre performances.
Scott Thomas was recently seen in Gilles Paque Brenner‘s Sarah’s Key. Based on the international bestseller by Tatiana de Rosnay, the film weaves two different stories, one set in World War II Paris and the other in the present. Scott Thomas received a Cesar Award nomination for her performance in the film. She was also recently seen in Alain Corneau‘s Crime d’amour which had an IFC release in 2011.
Upcoming, she will appear in Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod‘s Bel Ami opposite an all-star cast including Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci; and Pawel Pawlikowski‘s La Femme du 5eme (aka The Woman In the Fifth) opposite Ethan Hawke; Lola Doillon Sous ton Emprise and Alain Corneau Une Femme Parfaite.
In 2010, Scott Thomas co-starred in Sam Taylor Wood’s directorial debut, Nowhere Boy. The film follows John Lennon‘s teenage years and his first steps to stardom and Scott Thomas plays Lennon’s aunt Mimi opposite Aaron Johnson and Anne Marie Duff. For her performance, she received a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA nomination and a British Film Independent Award nomination. In 2009, Scott Thomas was seen in Catherine Corsini’s Partir, about a woman prepared to abandon everything in the pursuit of passion. For her performance, Scott Thomas received a Best Actress Cesar Award nomination. Read more
Jeremy Renner: “I don’t want to be a good celebrity, a good f—ing star. I want to be a good human being”
Actor Jeremy Renner, best known for his Oscar-nominated roles in The Hurt Locker and The Town, is gearing up for the release of his new movies, The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy.
Legacy, set to premiere August 3, is the fourth movie in the Jason Bourne series, but it will be the first one not featuring Matt Damon in the lead. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Renner said, “It was a game-changer in anonymity. I had to consider how this was going to affect everyone I love—especially myself. The star thing, the celebrity thing is new to me. I don’t want to be a good celebrity, a good f—ing star. I want to be a good human being.” Read more