Other superheroes Marvel they had their solo movies. He does not. But it was time for recognition Hawkeye, with his series by Disney +, which releases a new one every Wednesday. And that was the excuse to speak, via Zoom, with Jeremy renner, twice Oscar nominee. His films, whether as an actor, with cameos or lending his voice, total $ 12,000 million, making him among the 20 highest grossing actors in history.
-Have you ever come to Argentina, or what do you know about our country?
-I know, and I want to visit there. I haven’t been to South America at all, but that’s the first place I’ll go. I know it has European influence and has good steak, and wonderful people.
Jeremy Renner is among the 20 highest grossing actors in movie history, with his films grossing $ 12 billion. Marvel Photo
Renner is also a musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who, when he manages to convince the directors and they allow him to, sings songs on the soundtracks of the films where he appears, as in comedy Catch you! or in The murder of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford, with Brad Pitt.
The eldest of 7 siblings, he was born on 1/7/71 in the city of Modesto (California) and has German, British, Swedish and even Panamanian ancestry.
“I will always be willing to play Hawkeye, as long as I continue to fit into this suit …”, he told Clarín. Marvel Photo
He studied music – he plays piano, guitar and drums – and also criminology and computers. Also, of course, acting, so he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at film and TV. And he started working, not like his friend Pitt dressed as a chicken to promote a restaurant, or wait tables: he was a makeup artist in Hollywood.
Forever and ever
-Jeremy, do you want your character to remain part of this multiverse, in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
-I am always happy to continue playing a character over and over again. I never really did television, but we were able to do it in a film version, I would tell you, which is quite special. First of all, knowing that you have a job in the future, which is great until they kill you. But I’m not dead yet, so I’m happy to continue, because I really enjoy the character, and the fans are the ones that keep this going. So I feel very blessed, and I will always be willing to explore, as long as I still fit in this suit …
Hawkeye (Renner) with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Can you pass the torch, that is, the bow and arrow? Marvel Photo
– Somehow you pass, not the torch, but the bow and arrow to Kate Bishop, the character of Hailee Steinfeld (“Temple of Steel”), right?
-He has his own bow.
-With one hand on the heart, how good are they with a bow and arrows?
-She trained a lot. He trained very, very hard. She is a strong-minded and strong-willed woman. She came in very, very prepared, probably too prepared to do so. My only advice was, quite simply, that it was probably useless that I did all that prep work, because superhero archery is so different than actual archery. We both did.
With Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) when they filmed “Avengers” with a green screen in the background, his first participation in Marvel. Photo Clarín Archive
It’s amazing, and we both love this sport. It is a beautiful, elegant, strong, silent sport. However, superhero archery… That’s why I gave him the advice on fake arrows left and right, and shoot them everywhere. I am not a true archer. But that’s why we are superheroes, right?
His first major film role was in SWAT (2003), the film with Colin Farrell about the TV series. On Cold land she acted alongside Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, and Sissy Spacek.
Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie (yes, the new Captain America) and Jeremy Renner celebrate the Oscar for “Living on the Edge” in 2010. AP Photo
But it was with the Oscar winner Live on the edge (The Hurt Locker) by Kathryn Bigelow, which achieved further recognition, including an Academy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. It was Sergeant William James, a reckless type of attitude, who can appear reckless, who is dedicated to detecting and detonating explosives in the Iraq war.
Soon after he had his second Oscar nomination, now as a supporting actor, for Dangerous attraction, next to Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall.
For his sergeant of “Vivir al Límte” Jeremy was nominated for an Oscar for best leading actor. Photo Clarín Archive
-It’s funny, but we didn’t know much about Clint Barton’s personal life, right? Hawkeye didn’t have his personal movie before. What would you like to know about the character?
-We can explore that in six hours in the series, with many new and incredible characters, one of the most important is Kate Bishop. I think it’s interesting for the public to explore it. And now, to see humanity, to get into the life of superheroes, where you see what happens when you don’t wear the suit and it’s Christmas, and you go to see a musical, or that kind of thing.
Avengers Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Renner get their hands on the Chinese Theater. Photo EFE
The series begins, at least, in that perspective. And I think it leaves room, especially having the six hours to explore other facets of the character’s behavior, like humor and things like that, and in character development. The relationship between Clinton and Kate is really special. And you will see how, in the six episodes, how it grows and grows exponentially.
-Hmm. Well, I watched the first two episodes of “Hawkeye,” and without much spoiling, there are several surprises, right? What can you tell me about “Rogers, The Musical,” the Broadway play about Captain America?
-I’ll tell you that he could sing and dance. I will tell you that Captain America can accept the challenge and do it. Hahaha, you can do it all day. Yes, it is a beautiful musical, quite special. I think the fans will have fun. I can’t wait to show it to Chris Evans himself, to see that he’ll laugh a lot at it. You will love it.
With his friend Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai. AP Photo
When it seemed that his career was headed for more and more artistic achievements, he made the leap into the Marvel Universe playing Hawkeye in the first of Avengers (2012). Had already been in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. And it was seen in The Bourne Legacy, assuming a leading role, another of Mission Impossible, it was Hansel in the hyperviolent Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, was Mayor Carmine Polito in the Oscar nominee American Scandal, and in another nominated for the jackpot, The arrival, by Denis Villeneuve … But his face is recognized for being Hawkeye.
Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence, in the Oscar nominee “American Scandal” (2013). Photo Sony
-What is the reason for this decision of yours to work more, at this moment, in series and not in movies? You had an impressive participation in the cinema in the last decade, so …
-I think the main reason is that it keeps me closer to home so I can be a father, which is my best role to date. Let him not get in my way as a parent. With all that, I might consider that series work, and I also like the idea that this is a continuous Clint Barton, for sure. And in the series Mayor of Kingstown (Paramount +) was going to work again together with one of my best friends (Taylor Sheridan, creator of the series and director of Wild wind and the Oscar candidate Nothing to lose) and he writes, you know, some pretty exceptional stuff.
Along with Kyle Chandler, in “Mayor of Kingstown,” which Paramount + premiered.
It wasn’t about television. It is much more work. It is much more difficult. It’s a kind of pain in the c…. But I am happy and I feel blessed to be working and I will always feel that way. It was not a choice to do television. And by the way, this series is just a six-hour movie, if you like, it’s not episodic television, it just spans six hours.
In addition to dating actresses, Jeremy had front pages of yellowish lampoons for the legal dispute over custody of his daughter Ava Berlin, which he had with Sonni Pacheco. The others were due to cases of cyberbullying and pornography in an application created for fans to share content related to him. Two years ago, at his own request, the application was terminated.
With his daughter Ava Berlin at the 2017 Oscars. Photo (@ renner4real)
-My last question: do you still have the Avengers tattoo, which you got with Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson?
-Yes, I still have it (and he touches the back of his neck). That is going nowhere. Yes Yes. I am very proud of him.
Reference from clarin