Jeremy Renner, Quvenzhane Wallis and Salma Hayek arrive at the 2013 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Award Nominees Brunch.
(I have never laughed more while writing something than I did while writing this. All maniacal laughter, of course.)
“He doesn’t hold himself like an actor. His demeanour is more like a stunt buy, or a wrangler. [The first time I met him] He had a whiskey in hand and a glint in his eye, you know, he just had this aura about him- this kind of right-stuff test-pilot, cowboy aura. He’s just fun to be around, you want to be around him, you want him at your party. And we had some crazy boys up there. A lot of time on our hands. But Renner was the guy on Jesse James. Everyone used to imitate him, even Brad. ‘Where’s Renner, somebody get Renner…’ The Reason I think his performance in The Hurt Locker resonated so much, was because it was the first time that I’ve seen what I see when I go drinking with him, on film. It was the first time audiences got to see that swagger in full form. His rebel spirit really came across. That’s in him- he’s really got that.” (Sam Rockwell on Jeremy Renner)