- 09 Sep
- Written by coolshades
Jeremy will be one of many celebrities in attendance at the Hand in Hand Benefit for Hurricane Relief onTuesday, September 12. The event aims to provide expanded relief efforts to people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All proceeds go to charities such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Save the Children.
The telethon will air live and commercial-free at 8:00 PM EDT/7:00 PM CDT on multiple networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, and Bravo. It will also be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. If you are unable to watch the stream, it will replay at 8:00 PM PDT.
To donate to Hand in Hand, you can call during the live broadcast or visit the Hand in Hand website.
Renner, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 'The Hurt Locker', stars with Elizabeth Olsen in Taylor Sheridan's 'Wind River', a murder mystery that touches on male grief.
Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert, a US Fish and Wildlife officer, in Taylor Sheridan's thriller 'Wild River'
To the casual filmgoer, Jeremy Renner is the sinewy star on standby to play alpha-male Hollywood heroes. He’s dead-shot superhero Hawkeye in The Avengers movies. He’s played espionage agents in the Mission: Impossible franchise and The Bourne Legacy. And received two Oscar nods for his bomb disposal expert in The Hurt Locker and bank robber in The Town. “Ninety percent of my movies, I have a weapon in my hand,” he says, grimacing. “Whatever. I grew up with guns.”
Yet there’s another side to the granite-like Renner: the sensitive soul who renovates homes in his spare time, raises his 3 year-old daughter Ava and stars in defiantly non-Hollywood movies like Arrival and The Immigrant. His latest film Wind River falls into this category. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, the film is set on the real-life Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Like Sheridan’s earlier scripts, drugs drama Sicario and the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, it comes with an impressively textured sense of place.
Renner plays Cory Lambert, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer who spends his days hunting coyotes and other predators. Nursing his own trauma, after the death of his daughter years earlier, his life up-ends when he discovers the body of an 18 year-old Native American woman on the reservation. With the disturbing revelations drip-fed, the film is every bit as uncompromising as the morally murky Sicario and as bleak as the film’s wintry Wyoming backdrops. “It’s a beautiful, small, insular film,” Renner notes.
The Hollywood actor loves to dig deep, and for his latest role as a Wyoming hunter, he used his own stories of loss.
Best in the West: Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert in Wind River
It is the Cannes film festival in May and Jeremy Renner is running 45 minutes late. He is stuck on a yacht. (Three months on, when we catch up by phone, he is running 20 minutes late. Stuck on a helicopter.) It is not a bad life, I suggest, when he finally strides into a bare, beige room in a private residence just off the Croisette. He shrugs, plonks his squat, powerful frame onto a plastic chair and runs a hand through his spiky hair. His right biceps bulges alarmingly.
“It’s all right,” he concedes flatly. It is impossible to tell whether he is now blasé about the A-list lifestyle or just a little embarrassed to discuss such privilege, having come from a thrifty background; the oldest of seven siblings from various unions, he took on dad duties aged 10, when his parents split. Suddenly, an aw-shucks grin smooths out the creases of his unconventionally handsome face. “Jet lag is winning, man,” he sighs.
Tonight he will face a firestorm of cameras for the premiere of his new movie, Wind River. He has spent an increasing amount of time muscling his way through some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters in the Mission: Impossible, Avengers and Bourne franchises, and this murder-mystery/ modern-day western marks a striking return to the potent character work that made him a star in the first place.