Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner’s 10 Best Movies

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner has become one of Hollywood’s most consistent leading men over the last decade.  Since hitting A-list status with back-to-back Oscar nominated performances in The Hurt Locker and The Town, Renner has continued to pump out both quality dramas like Wind River, American Hustle, Arrival, and Kill the Messenger.  He’s also part of both the Mission Impossible and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises, contributing to some of the biggest blockbusters of the last few years.  He’s a solid leading man and action star with a talent for portraying everyman characters in the tradition of Harrison Ford.
Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, and Elizabeth Olsen in Captain America: Civil War
Jeremy Renner’s Best 10
1. Captain America: Civil War (2016) Clint Barton/Hawkeye
2. Arrival (2016) Ian Donnelly
3. Wind River (2017) Cory Lambert
4. The Avengers (2012) Clint Barton/Hawkeye
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) Brandt
6. The Town (2010) James Coughlin
7. American Hustle (2013) Mayor Carmine Polito
8. The Hurt Locker (2008) Staff Sgt. William James
9. North Country (2005) Bobby Sharp
10. Kill the Messenger (2014) Gary Webb
Honorable Mention: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Clint Barton/Hawkeye

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Arrival

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (2): The Hurt Locker (2010), The Town (2011)

Jeremy Renner in Wind River

Golden Globe Wins (0): None

Golden Globe Nominations (1): The Town (2011) 

Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Emmy Wins (0): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in The Town

My Favorite Renner Scene:
“You Cannot Blink” from Wind River (2017)

*There’s actually a scene of Renner’s more powerful than this, but as the film is still in the theater, I’ll have to wait to update it when it hits video.

Next Film: Renner, along with roughly 50 or 60 other veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will next appear in Avengers: Infinity War.  It will be Renner’s fifth appearance as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, and the film is scheduled to release May 4, 2018.  Sadly, at least according to the cast list, it doesn’t look like Renner will be returning to his other franchise, Mission Impossible, for its sixth installment next year.
Jeremy Renner in Avengers: Infinity War

10 thoughts on “Jeremy Renner’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. I loved him in American Hustle. Very underrated performance in that one, probably because of all the other, flashier performances, but his job was to make you feel for a very unlikely guy, and he really pulled it off.

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    1. I did too. It was an example of a kind of range he has that doesn’t even get utilized very much. Kill the Messenger was a great film that almost no one saw. Now in Arrival and Wind River he’s been the male lead in two of the best dramas of the last two years. I am disappointed he’s not back for MI6 next year and I don’t see Hawkeye making it through Infinity War, but I hope he lasts until part two.

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