With the release of Kill the Messenger, Jeremy Renner combines his two career paths (low-key ambiguous dramas and exciting action flicks) into one remarkable true story of drugs-trafficking, government secrets and constant peril. The two-time Academy Award nominee may be a part of three of the biggest franchises of the moment: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Mission Impossible films and the Bourne series, but he has had a varied and inventive career, from the celebrated The Hurt Locker to the downright insane Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Here are some of his best.
Honourable Mentions: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, because while it may not be a great film, I’ve never before or since seen my dad cry with such joy at the sheer lunacy he was watching on screen. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, where via his small role he is able to show off his impressive vocal chops (write an Avengers musical, Joss Whedon!) Also the Angel episode “Somnambulist”, for being one of the most terrifying and sadistic characters in that show’s history.
The Hurt Locker
If you missed it, change that now.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
The Bourne Legacy
What Do You Think?
Are these the best movies from Renner?
Or are their better ones?
Kill The Messenger is out now!