Jason Bourne

Aug. 06, 2012 | 4:32 p.m.

‘Bourne Legacy’ star Jeremy Renner on ‘Avengers’ action and more

Jeremy Renner said he seeks roles where he can "bring something three-dimensional and truthful and honest." (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
With “The Bourne Legacy” hitting theaters this week and “The Avengers” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” under his belt, Jeremy Renner has officially made the leap to Hollywood action star. The 41-year-old Modesto native also plays a bounty hunter version of the classic fairy-tale character in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” due out in January. Hero Complex caught up with Renner earlier this summer to talk about “Bourne,” which opens in theaters Friday, as well as his role in “Avengers,” which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray next month. HC: Before the last few years, you did a lot of indie films. Did you ever fancy you’d be an action hero? JR: Not by any stretch of the imagination. It just sort of became opportunities that I don’t think anybody really would want to turn away. As long as it was […]
April 03, 2011 | 12:04 p.m.

‘Hanna': Saoirse Ronan, a Jason Bourne for the ‘Glee’ generation

Saoirse Ronan in "Hanna"
To the distress of legions of fans, the Hollywood version of “The Hunger Games” is moving on without Saoirse Ronan carrying the bow of hunter-girl Katnisss Everdeen. But don’t fret for the 16-year-old New York native; she has plenty of other pursuits in front of her, including “Hanna,” which reunites her with director Joe Wright, the filmmaker who guided her to an Oscar nomination at age 13 for her performance in his acclaimed film “Atonement.” Steven Zeitchik, who leads our must-read sister blog 24 Frames, sat down with Ronan and Wright for a lively interview and the lengthy resulting article can be found in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar section. Here’s a quick excerpt from the sprightly conversation… “If Saoirse hadn’t been involved I wouldn’t have given it much attention,” Wright says. “But because she was, I thought I should take it seriously.” The result […]
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