Jeremy Renner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th November 2016

Quote: "It was a random gig that came out of working in theatre. I didn't wait tables... I found I could put on this makeup on women, then it went to, like the Lancome counter." Jeremy Renner on his odd job as makeup artist while studying theatre.

11th November 2016

Quote: "Somebody gave her pyjamas with all the Avengers on them. She looks at them, and all of them kinda have masks on or whatever, and she's like, 'Oh, this one looks like you, daddy!' I'm like, 'It is daddy'. She's like, 'No, no, daddy, that's Hawkeye'. I go, 'OK, I just look like Hawkeye!'" Avengers star Jeremy Renner reveals his daughter Ava, three, is not convinced her father is the bow-and-arrow wielding superhero.

12th May 2016

Quote: "She's constantly surprising me. (While filming), we have dinners and wine and good chats. I've peeled a lot of layers of that onion, and every layer is interesting. She's smart. She's strong-willed. She has an old soul." Jeremy Renner is a big fan of his Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Elizabeth Olsen, with whom he has reunited for forthcoming thriller Wind River.

28th July 2015

Quote: "I think it has to do with body. Let my body take a break. Sometimes, I just think it's what my body can take, I don't want to run at 100 miles per hour all year long!" AVENGERS star Jeremy Renner tries to take a step back from action roles every now and then to ease up on his fitness regime.

30th June 2015

Quote: "This Mission (film) was like all the Missions - great action set pieces with an idea of a story somewhere in there. There have been four successful versions before this one, so why would I fight the process... Was it the best scenario for me? The best at what I'm good at? F**k, no...! I just trusted Tom Cruise, (director) Chris MCQuarrie and the studio, and I went with it." Jeremy Renner admits the new Mission: Impossible film, Rogue Nation, doesn't feature his best acting work.

29th June 2015

Quote: "My resting face can be very stern, like murderous... I inherited that from my mom... I still don't know how people perceive me, and ultimately I don't care. They seem to think I want to murder them or I want to f**k them." THE AVENGERS star Jeremy Renner admits his stern look makes some people wary of him.

26th June 2015

Quote: "A guy got really drunk and pushed Julia Stiles, my co-star. I kindly choked him out and remedied the situation. I've also had to choke people out because they pushed my mum or knocked my sister down, but I've never felt like a bada**." Jeremy Renner insists he doesn't deserve his reputation as a real-life tough guy, despite coming to the defence of his friends and family in bar brawls.

11th May 2015

Tweet: "Happy FIRST Mother's Day to you! What a beautiful blessing for you and your girl." Jeremy Renner sends his THE AVENGERS co-star Scarlett Johansson Mother's Day wishes on Sunday (10May15), as the actress celebrates the holiday with daughter Rose Dorothy, who was born in September (14).

5th May 2015

Quote: "It was a joke, off-colour or whatever. I'm unapologetic about a lot of things, but I got in a lot of Internet trouble... We were talking about a fictional character and fictional behaviour, but if you slept with four of the six Avengers, no matter how much fun you had, you'd be a slut. I'm just saying." Jeremy Renner addresses his recent interview controversy after he poked fun at Scarlett Johansson's Marvel character Black Widow for appearing to romance her fellow Avengers.

29th April 2015

Fact: Actor Jeremy Renner showed off his musical skills by performing a parody of Ed Sheeran's song THINKING OUT LOUD about his AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON character Hawkeye while playing the piano on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Tuesday (28Apr15).

16th April 2015

Quote: "I remember living in a house under construction with 2x4s (wood beams) and plastic tent inside the house where my suit to the Academy Awards was. Then I had to take my toothbrush go to Starbucks to brush my teeth, then jump in the limo and go to the awards. It was pretty crazy." THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner reveals his side job of renovating houses came at a price when he had to live in the homes while they were still under construction.

16th April 2015

Quote: "It's kind of s**ewed my career in a lot of ways because I don't really care about it as much - because I care about her so much. She's like number one in my life and now I do movies on the side. Daddy's my best role to date, I think. And all I had to do is have sex! That's amazing." Actor Jeremy Renner gushes over his role as father to two-year-old daughter Ava.

21st January 2015

Quote: "I thought it was funny... it got me a little warm in the moment. Of course I was a little embarrassed because I was the 'butt' of the joke - or the 'boob' of the joke. I didn't think he should've gotten flack for that." Jennifer Lopez defends Jeremy Renner after he was criticised for making an off-colour comment about the singer/actress' revealing dress while presenting at the Golden Globes.

11th October 2014

Quote: "Jeremy said, 'Listen, this is Hawkeye talking. You can't put a stick in your eye because then you won't be able to use the bow and arrow at 300 yards, and take out the bad guy'. And that was about the only thing he's listened to since." Robert Downey, Jr. recruited his The Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner to give his three-year-old son Exton a little safety advice after realising the kid was a big fan of his castmate's Hawkeye character.

21st May 2014

Quote: "It's the best thing I've ever done! I like starting my day and ending my day with her. When I don't, life is quite miserable. I thought I liked what I do for a living, but now I have this little wonderful creature, and she kind of squashes all that. She's messed up my life in the most beautiful way possible. She takes all my love." The Avengers star Jeremy Renner gushes about his experiences as a first-time father. His baby girl turned one in March (14).

6th February 2013

Fact: The Avengers' superhero castmates Robert Downey, Jr., Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans are set to reunite at the upcoming Academy Awards to present an Oscar on Hollywood's biggest night. The prizegiving is set to take place on 24 February (13) at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MACFarlane.

28th August 2012

Quote: "I think he's an icon. I've seen quite a few of his movies and I just thought he would be a really interesting guy to explore... He was a walking dichotomy: the most stingy and frugal person, and then the most giving. And his upbringing was interesting." Jeremy Renner on preparing to play movie icon Steve McQueen.

8th August 2012

Fact: Actor Jeremy Renner made a grand entrance at the Australian premiere of his blockbuster The Bourne Legacy on Tuesday (07Aug12) by riding up to the red carpet on a motorcycle.

1st August 2012

Quote: "I haven't been in the gym in three-and-a-half months and I'm very happy about that. You get up at four in the morning and work out for eight hours and fight and stretch and do all this stuff because it's part of your job. But I'm not doing that if I'm not working." Jeremy Renner was delighted to give up his tough exercise regime after The Bourne Legacy wrapped.

12th July 2012

Fact: Jeremy Renner, Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Munn, Hayden Panettiere and Jessica Biel were among the Hollywood stars who helped hand out trophies to athletes at the annual Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (Espy) Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (11Jul12).

16th April 2012

Fact: Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner is to be feted at the upcoming CinemaCon film convention in Las Vegas after he was voted Male Star of the Year. Renner will receive the prestigious prize at the final night of the annual event later this month (Apr12) in recognition of his work in the upcoming blockbusters The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy.

13th April 2012

Fact: Jeremy Renner's mum celebrated her 60th birthday on the red carpet at her son's Avengers premiere on Wednesday night (11Apr12).

9th April 2012

Quote: "She was just chilling in one of the bedrooms. I was happy to meet her. I was a big fan." Actor Jeremy Renner on meeting Christina Aguilera at his birthday party in 2011. The singer reportedly fell asleep in his bedroom.

8th April 2012

Quote: "He was my solution for being so lonely." Actor Jeremy Renner on his eight-month-old French bulldog Franklin, who died last month (Mar12) after succumbing to scorching temperatures at a baseball game.

5th April 2012

Quote: "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**king star. I want to be a good human being." Jeremy Renner had to consider how leading roles in Avengers and The Bourne Legacy would change his life before signing on for the blockbusters.

21st December 2011

Quote: "When I get nervous, I do a deep lunge and it alleviates all of the nerves out of me. So I did a lunge before I came out, but these are not lunge-approved pants apparently and I definitely popped a couple of holes." Actor Jeremy Renner was left red faced during an appearance on U.S. TV show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday (19Dec11) after realising he was caught short.

20th December 2011

Quote: "It was terrifying. I'm not sure how you prepare for heights. I don't think I was really scared of the heights I was afraid of the jerk behind me, like, mock pushing me out (of the window) as a practical joke. And there's a guy like on a cell phone, holding me with a wire on my belt, I was like, 'My mum is going to kill you, pay attention!'" Jeremy Renner feared being nudged off the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa - as a prank while filming Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

15th November 2011

Quote: "Every time I see a candle it's a reminder that it was the only form of light I had for eight months. I ate on $5 a week." The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner on his desperate days in Hollywood at the beginning of the 1990s.

13th November 2011

Quote: "I signed on for three movies. If Tom (Cruise) wants to do another one, we do another one." Actor Jeremy Renner on the future of the Mission: Impossible film franchise. The Hurt Locker star is part of the cast of the fourth film, Ghost Protocol, which hits cinemas next month (Dec11).

23rd August 2011

Quote: "She's been really good and strict about it, working out and eating kale and dehydrated seeds. She eats like a bird." Jeremy Renner jokes about his Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson's efforts to stay toned.

17th June 2011

Fact: Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner took a break from filming The Avengers movie on Sunday night (12Jun11) to attend Motley Crue's Albuquerque, New Mexico concert. The trio even posed for pictures with the rockers after the show.

25th January 2011

Quote: "It's pretty fantastic. I'm pretty overwhelmed... I don't think I'm gonna change a thing. If it's not broken (don't fix it)." Jeremy Renner reveals his mother will be his Oscar date for the second straight year. The star's supporting actor nod for his role in Ben Affleck's The Town comes a year after he received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in The Hurt Locker.

25th November 2010

Quote: "It's nice to go to Starbucks for a coffee, but it gets difficult when you have to have 19 conversations to get a cup of coffee. Sometimes I don't want to chat. It's a wonderfully high-class problem." THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner on the downsides of fame.

14th June 2010

Fact: THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner helped to present medals to students at the annual Student Academy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (12Jun10). The prizes are presented to aspiring filmmakers in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

11th April 2010

Quote: "One night we ended up having a little too much fun and not remembering a whole lot. The details I do remember are kind of random, like Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas." THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner on a wild night in Mexico with pal Colin Farrell.

6th March 2010

Quote: "Tips were always brows, lashes, lips - frame the face. It's simple, it's five minutes, in and out and you look good." Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner on what he learned during his time as a department store make-up salesman.

24th February 2010

Quote: "I brushed my teeth at Starbucks today. It was one of those humbling moments." Oscar-nominated THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner is still getting used to living out of a suitcase while on the road.

7th January 2010

Fact: THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner was a champion ten-pin bowler as a child.

7th January 2010

Quote: "Last time I was in the desert, it involved a sandstorm and explosive diarrhoea!" THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner jokes about his experience filming the war drama while picking up his Best Actor award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday (05Jan10).

28th October 2009

Quote: "He’s been great in everything but he really shines in this film. This is really his moment." Charlize Theron gushes about her North Country co-star Jeremy Renner, who she presented a Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award to at the Hollywood Film Awards on Monday (26Oct09). Renner is an early Best Actor Oscar favourite after winning critical acclaim for his role in war movie THE HURT LOCKER.

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