October 18, 2010
Jeremy Renner, Oscar nominated for his role in The Hurt Locker and appearing now in The Town with Ben Affleck, graces the cover of the Autumn/Winter Men’s Style issue of The Telegraph. Jim Wrightphotographed him in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, capturing the Renner’s “test-pilot, cowboy aura” as Hurt Locker costar Sam Rockwell put it.
Since The Hurt Locker won 6 Oscars and The Town has garnered favorable reviews, Renner is busy in a slew of upcoming films. He reunites with Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow for Triple Frontier, a movie set in South America. There is also a yet to be named Paul Thomas Anderson film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the role of Hawkeye in Marvel’s The Avengers.
Despite the hype around the actor, Renner remains grounded. Comments Wright, “Upon Jeremy’s arrival, I didn’t even realize that it was him. He showed up alone and was just hanging out, chatting with my assistants. Only upon introducing myself did I realize that he was our subject. He’s a very genuine guy.”
For those who watch films and expect the actors to embody their characters, such is not always the case. Says Wright on Renner, “Jeremy is much different from the role he played in The Hurt Locker. He is far from being quiet and reserved. He’s a big fan of music and very much a man’s man. The idea of the shoot was to get a little movement going and just try to capture the moments. For one of the setups, we put on a mix of music called ‘Jersey Bar Rock,’ I just kept calling out iconic rock stars and he would hit the poses. Good laugh!”
To see what it was like on set, watch this behind the scenes video.
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