“I think she’s definitely artistic for sure … …

“I think she’s definitely artistic for sure … I’d love to steer her away from that. But I’ll never say no. First and foremost, I always want her to be a kid and have a lot of fun.” [x]

– Jeremy Renner on daughter Ava Berlin

“I love the idea of this guy just being uber-c…

“I love the idea of this guy just being uber-competitive and great at it, whether he’s more headstrong or athletic or whatever the heck it is. The irony is he distances himself from the gang, and the whole point of the game is to get together and love on each other. It became much more of a poignant thing.”

– Jeremy on playing Jerry in Tag

“After production, they said, ‘Hey, do you wan…

“After production, they said, ‘Hey, do you want to actually see the fall?’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, no. I’m good.’ I have that attitude of you fall down seven times and you stand up eight. I don’t know about 20 feet seven times. It was just one time I had to do that.”

– Jeremy Renner on breaking his arms on set of Tag

“I always made pretty good decisions as a kid….

“I always made pretty good decisions as a kid. I did my homework. I worked a lot – as soon as I could work, I did. I delivered newspapers, etc. My parents knew my friends. I had few friends because my parents moved a lot. I moved schools every year. I just thought, ‘New grade, new school.’ Because of the divorce and my parents shifting a lot, I was never rooted in one place. I ended up pretty introverted and had to be very extroverted to make new friends.

But I was quiet, so I just kind of held on to the same one or two friends that I had throughout all those years. […] If you surround yourself with like-minded people, you give yourself a chance to grow as a human. I still believe in that today.”

– Jeremy Renner for AugustMan Magazine (2016)

“I think it was the inner complexity that was fascinating to me,…

“I think it was the inner complexity that was fascinating to me, kind of how to express that and not express that. I initially thought that he’d be much more stoic and stone-like, but I found very quickly that the challenge was going to be the restraint of emotions that were coming up in particular scenes. And I guess I wanted to be very conscious towards the end of the movie when there’s a catharsis, a healing process sort of happens. So it became, instead of one big release, sigh of relief for the guy, it ended up being a slow leak of emotions slipping out throughout the picture. And it was a great challenge.” [x]

– Jeremy Renner on playing Cory Lambert in Wind River.

“Be willing to fail, get good at accepting that sometimes you…

“Be willing to fail, get good at accepting that sometimes you suck. To overcome adversity is hard to be taught that. We have to fall to then get back up. Whatever it may be, something emotional or physically challenging. Getting good at overcoming obstacles. Also don’t put your head in a microwave.” [x]

– Some solid life advice by Jeremy Renner