As one of the most versatile actors in the industry, Jeremy Renner has exhibited his acting prowess throughout his impressive filmography. Along with being recognized worldwide as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Renner has also been nominated for two Academy Awards: one for Best Actor (The Hurt Locker) and another for Best Supporting Actor (The Town). Renner has amassed a number of accolades throughout his career and with 2017 nearing its end, he can add another award to his name.
Forbes has honored Jeremy Renner as 2017’s Best Actor For The Buck, an honor that is “filled with stars whose pay pales in comparison to their recent box office performances.” Forbes compiles their actor/actress rundown by looking at candidates’ three films released before June 1, 2017 (this excludes animated films, films where respective actor/actress has a small role and films released to under 2,000 screens). Forbes then deducts the estimated production budget on the three films and divides that by the actor/actress’ estimated pay to come up with a return on investment figure.
The three films that propelled Jeremy Renner to earning this honor were Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Captain America: Civil War and Arrival. Renner has been involved with both the Mission: Impossible franchise and the MCU since 2011, having appeared in both Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Thor. While box office success was expected and inevitable for both franchises, the acclaimed sci-fi film Arrival grossed $203.4 million worldwide on a $47 million budget.
Along with his work in blockbuster fare, Jeremy Renner is also one of the most revered performers in the industry today. This year, Renner has received acclaim for his performance in the film Wind River alongside his fellow Avengers co-star. Some of Renner’s other credits include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 28 Weeks Later, The Bourne Legacy, American Hustle and Kill the Messenger.
Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and is currently shooting the untitled fourth Avengers film. Due to his commitment to the MCU, Renner will not appear in Mission: Impossible 6.
Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.