The secrets of Jeremy Renner: his unusual first paid acting job and the nude photos in the battle with his ex

Jeremy Renner suffered an accident in Reno, Nevada, which left him in critical condition (AFP)
Jeremy Renner suffered an accident in Reno, Nevada, which left him in critical condition (AFP)

Jeremy Renner He is having a hard time personally after sustaining serious injuries to his body after being hit by his own snowplow near his home in Reno, Nevada. The actor, who starred in multiple projects in the Marvel saga and has been nominated for two Oscars, He was airlifted to a local hospital and underwent surgery to decompress the blows to his chest and legs from the incident.

The 51-year-old interpreter brought peace of mind to his fans with an image on his Instagram account where he is visibly injured in the face and lying in a hospital bed. “Thank you all for your kind words. I’m too messed up to be writing right now, but I’m sending lots of love to you all”, he expressed.

His film and TV projects could be put on hold due to the time it will take him to recover.

Jeremy Renner (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
Jeremy Renner (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)

Renner was born in Modesto, California. His parents married when they were teenagers and divorced when he was ten years old. He is the eldest of seven siblings. After high school, he studied computer science and criminology, before taking an elective drama class and deciding to pursue acting. He started in Hollywood with appearances on TV and in the video clip of the hit Trouble” by P!nk in the early 2000s. Then he got the opportunity to film the movie ‘SWAT’ and he positioned himself as an action movie actor. He is the superhero today hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic World. However, years before becoming a world figure, he tried all kinds of jobs.

He bet on acting without having contacts in the industry. His early works included Acting as a suspect for LAPD students.

“A guy walks in and says, ‘Hey, do you want to win $50?’” Renner recalled in an interview with LA Times of 2010, in references to his first paid character “The job was to help train the cadets at the police academy. They put me in a room the size of a closet and said, ‘We got a call about a guy creating incidents. We want you to resist arrest.’ ‘Understood.’ He walks in, ‘Calm down, sir.’ I start to go crazy and I kick the agents in the private parts”.

The two-time Oscar nominee for “TheTown” Y “The Hurt Locker” he was interested in pursuing a second career in show business as Rock singer. For a time she was part of a group called Sons of Ben, which included members of Tonic, a band known for the hit “If You Could Only See.” “We ended up doing a bunch of acoustic shows around town,” Renner told Playboy in a 2015 interview.

Renner has sung in movies like “North Country,” “Love Comes To The Executione,” and “Tag.” In 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, she returned to music with the single “The Medicine”. “I have always found music to be one of the few things that bring people together in a pure way,” she wrote on Instagram. “My family was my first love, and then music”Renner told People magazine. “Acting came to my brain at 20.”

Jeremy Renner in the music video for P!nk's hit “Trouble”
Jeremy Renner in the music video for P!nk’s hit “Trouble”

Renner is known for playing tough guys in movies. However, in the beginning he worked as makeup artist in a place of lancôme in a mall. Back then, in the 90s, he needed a day job to cover his expenses. Nowadays, he doesn’t need to continue acting to have a great lifestyle as he has another passion that makes him millions: the real estate sector. Early in his career, the actor started a side business buying, renovating, and reselling homes. According to a 2016 Bloomberg report, Renner had purchased and remodeled more than 20 houses.

This way of earning money allows you not to have to take characters out of necessity, but out of conviction and passion. A few years ago, he turned down the role of “Hellboy” in the Guillermo del Toro film, because the script did not give him any empathy for the character. “I love telling them to fuck the producers.”

Being already known by the public, the protagonist of “The Bourne Legacy” He also tried investing in the technological world and decided to launch a application which unfortunately failed. Users did not understand what they were supposed to do or why they should spend money on the platform. In 2019, the actor removed it with a goodbye message. “What was supposed to be a place for fans to connect with each other became a place that is everything I hate and will not stand for,” he explained.

Jeremy Renner in The Avengers.  (Courtesy photo)
Jeremy Renner in The Avengers. (Courtesy photo)

Renner is a guy they call upon when a movie needs a gritty, irreverent guy, but early in his career, Hollywood pushed the actor in a very different direction. At the time, agents and casting directors saw him more in the villain mold than a possible next Harrison Ford.

The actor had his first leading role in a true crime film in “Dahmer”(2002) about Jeffrey Dahmer who murdered young homosexuals, dismembered them and ate part of their bodies. If “SWAT” hadn’t come along and changed the trajectory of his career, Renner might have become the kind of actor whose name comes up every time it’s time to cast a big-screen baddie.

Renner, who is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, thanks to his nomination for playing the bomb trigger in “The Hurt Locker”, traveled to Vancouver, Canada, to film “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” in 2011. In statements to the press, the actor stated that he works full time to avoid getting into trouble. There is too much free time making movies. That leads to boredom. and that creates problems”, he said in an interview.

Jeremy Renner in a scene from The Hurt Locker (2008)
Jeremy Renner in a scene from The Hurt Locker (2008)

That’s why Renner always likes to be working. He got to work together Tom Cruise after what Paul Thomas Anderson decided that he needed more time to think about whether he was the right actor for “The master”, which was directed and co-produced by the filmmaker and starred Joaquin Phoenix. “I felt like I wasn’t quite ready,” the actor acknowledged.

In an interview with Playboy, The actor recounted some violent incident that he has starred in real life. “I’ve been in altercations.” On one occasion, he recounted, a guy got drunk and pushed a Julia Stileshis co-star in “A Little Trip to Heaven.” “I kindly strangled him and fixed the situation. I’ve also had to choke people because they pushed my mother or threw my sister, but I never felt rude.”

“Thank you all for your kind words.  I'm too messed up to be writing right now but I'm sending you all lots of love,
“Thank you all for your kind words. I’m too messed up to be writing right now but I’m sending you all lots of love,” the 51-year-old actor wrote.

On the shooting set, Renner injured both arms while filming a stunt on the sitcom “Tag”. Still, he kept working and filmed the sequel to “The Avengers.” “It won’t stop the things I have to do,” Renner told reporters at the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic. “It won’t really affect my work. I am doing everything I can to heal faster,” he told reporters.

But now the situation is more difficult. The serious accident that he suffered a few days ago when he was hit by a snowplow could affect his career in the long term due to the serious injuries he suffered to his legs. Despite being successfully operated on, it is still unknown how long it will take for him to recover and whether he will be able to star in high-risk action scenes again.

Jeremy Renner accused his ex-wife of showing nude photos of him to humiliate him and take custody of their daughter
Jeremy Renner accused his ex-wife of showing nude photos of him to humiliate him and take custody of their daughter

The actor and his ex-wife sonni pacheco, they staged a tough custody battle over their daughter Ava. Renner faced very serious accusations. According to legal documents, the woman accused him of threatened to kill her and that she was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time.

Pacheco also declared that a nanny heard the Hollywood star say that he was going to go to his ex-wife’s house to murder her and then take his own life because “it was better for Ava not to have parents than to have Sonni as a mother.”

According to Pacheco’s testimony, Renner put on a pistol in her mouth, threatened to commit suicide and fired the pistol at the ceiling while her daughter slept in her bedroom. He also accused the actor of being under the influence of drugs while taking care of Ava and that on one occasion he left cocaine exposed in the bathroom his daughter had access to.

He also stated that he did not pay him the USD 16,000 a month in support of his daughter. Meanwhile, Renner asked the Court to reduce support payments because the coronavirus pandemic had affected his income.

  Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco with their daughter Ava
Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco with their daughter Ava

Renner defended herself, claiming her ex’s allegations were a “fabric” because she is angry that their relationship never worked out and she was looking for money. She assured that she does not abuse drugs or alcohol and even stated that she underwent drug tests for 3 months to end the accusations of her ex. According to her version, all these tests were negative.

He claimed that he even hired a mental health specialist to monitor his visits with Ava to prove he was a sober and capable father. He also assured that his daughter’s mother has psychological problems and wants the court to limit his time with the girl until she receives medical treatment.

Renner and Pacheco welcomed their daughter in 2013 and married in 2014. But less than a year later they divorced.

The interpreter denounced before the courts that his ex humiliated him by sending nude photos of him to the social worker. In addition, he assured that Pacheco is addicted to drugs and sex, which makes him wonder if he is in a position to raise his daughter Ava.

According to legal documents, obtained by the TMZ site, the star of “The Avengers” and Pacheco exchanged nude photos of them while they were married, and that intimate material it was used by Pacheco in the girl’s custody battle. Apparently and according to Renner’s words, her ex showed the photos of her genitals to her lawyers and the person in charge of custody to “cause me extreme shame.”

Renner claimed that she too threatened to sell the photos of him to the media.

The documents allege that Sonni is obsessed with the sex lives of Jeremy and those in his orbit, including one of his babysitters. And she said that His ex’s obsession with sex is expressed in his sculptures, which he calls sexually “explicit” and “disturbing.”. In his court deposition, the two-time Oscar nominee said he was deeply concerned that Sonni is “exposing Ava to such dark, graphic and sexual material on a daily basis.”

In an interview with Men’s HealthRenner revealed that Marvel could have fired him because of his filming requirements to spend time with his daughter, Ava. However, he received an unexpected response from the little girl when she told him that she was going to be home more time: “I want to hang out with my friends and I don’t want to be with you so much, Dad.’”

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