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Jeremy Renner Covers 'Details' Magazine Dec/Jan 2012

Jeremy Renner Covers 'Details' Magazine Dec/Jan 2012

Jeremy Renner is all man on the December/January 2012 cover of Details, on stands November 29.

Here’s what the 40-year-old two-time Academy Award nominee opened up about:

On fixing up old houses while auditioning: “I wasn’t super-happy being so poor. Eating on $10 a month—probably not very good for you. But I loved what I was doing. Not every actor gives their life to do this job. Some just do it as a job. Well, it’s my life.”

On how rebuilding houses compares to filmmaking: “Building a house is like producing a movie. There’s no right way to do it, but a lot of wrong ways. You have to be flexible and creative. You have to move fast, be prepared—or it quickly becomes costly. These sound like life lessons. It certainly affected how I approach my life.”

On past relationships: “I never dated, because I couldn’t afford to date. I didn’t even have electricity. You try to put a positive spin on it, like, ‘Hey, this is so sexy—look at all these candles!’ But I loved what I was doing. The sacrifices I made in personal relationships had the biggest effect on my life. Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job.”

On his acting gigs: “I’m blessed to have cool roles in these big movies. Because nothing against Transformers, but thank God I don’t have to do a monologue to a robot. I don’t know how Shia [LaBeouf], God bless him, does that.”

On tabloids: “I don’t pay attention to that horses–t. Build ‘em up to bring ‘em down? I’m not going on that train, my son. I’m not going on that train. I’ll walk. I’ll take a bike. (laughs) I’d rather just not be popular.”

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20 Responses to “Jeremy Renner Covers 'Details' Magazine Dec/Jan 2012”

  1. 1
    Melissa Says:

    Ugh. He sounds like a douche. Don’t know what else to say even though I hate that word. He looks stupid in these pics too. I was so poor blah blah blah I had to work so hard to get here and I had no electricity…blah blah blah we’ve all heard it all before

  2. 2
    SnOOKIE Says:

    I don’t believe a word hes saying

  3. 3
    TWPUMPKIN Says:

    Love this guy! Sexy and a great actor.

  4. 4
    Amanda Says:

    Melissa @ 11/22/2011 at 10:26 am

    Why so judgemental. Not every actor starts out famous. A lot of them had to struggle for years. He’s saying because he had to struggle he appreciates what he has now. Is that so wrong? At least he is not a stuck up who thinks he’s all that.

  5. 5
    Amy Says:

    I am fine with not talking about or disclosing your private life, it would be his or any actor’s choice we must respect, however, I am not fine with bearding. Actors all, it’s okay not to talk or disclose your private life but please no talk of ‘women’ or ‘girlfriends’ as it just kind of insults our inteligence.

  6. 6
    danny Says:

    It’s so ridiculous that he even mentions any women when it’s known he has a boyfriend.

  7. 7
    HowdyHo Says:

    $10 a month? That’s not even possible.

  8. 8
    GG Says:

    “thank God I don’t have to do a monologue to a robot.” Lol! Priceless!

  9. 9
    Nora Says:

    hahaha He is FUnny,, I love him!!

  10. 10
    A Says:

    I like humble actors and people in general…and he doesn’t come across as very humble in this interview which makes you dislike him.

    If you grew up poor, please don’t brag about it as if it’s something totally unique. Millions of people grow up poor but they don’t go about in this crass way, sorry but it just comes across as arrogant. Actors have a lot to learn from Johnny Depp when it comes to this, he grew up poor too ironically but he is so humble and likeable. A good guy.
    And when he said “A woman always has to come second to my work” or whatever, he just comes across as a douche, no offense but no one likes a man like that.

  11. 11
    Astrid Says:

    I like humble actors and people in general…and he doesn’t come across as very humble in this interview which makes you dislike him.

    If you grew up poor, please don’t brag about it as if it’s something totally unique. Millions of people grow up poor but they don’t go about in this crass way, sorry but it just comes across as arrogant. Actors have a lot to learn from Johnny Depp when it comes to this, he grew up poor too ironically but he is so humble and likeable. A good guy.
    And when he said “A woman always has to come second to my work” or whatever, he just comes across as a douche, no offense but no one likes a man like that.

  12. 12
    mel Says:

    I find it refreshing that he admits “any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job.” It’s good that he’s honest about it instead of leading someone on!!
    And I dont think he’s “bragging” about being poor, the person doing the interview asked a question and he answered thruthfully.. why is that something we should judge??

  13. 13
    Kevin Says:

    Why do people press “dislike” on these comments when a poster points out he is gay? Nothing wrong with being gay and it is insulting he said “women”. It’s the worst kept secret about his sexuality. Even talk he was doing it with Tom Cruise for a while. It also came out he was flipping houses with a ex-boyfriend. He should just come out. He’s 40. He’s not 20. He doesn’t have a long career in front of him.

  14. 14
    InGeneral Says:

    @A:
    Did you read the article correctly? He did not say he grew up poor. He said he was poor in Los Angeles, because he was not a working actor. And no sense in being so feminist. So he prides himself in his work – that should be celebrated.

  15. 15
    Anna Says:

    I would totally take that No. 2 seat!
    I mean, yeah, every actor who’s fully passionate by his work has to go through that!
    film after film after film, it would totally eat you up, so he’s just being honest!
    One day, his life will slow down, and then he will be talking about girlfriends… or boyfriends if that’s the case!

  16. 16
    KC Says:

    I respect his answers because they come from experience and they are honest. It isn’t my place to judge him.

  17. 17
    BaddaBing Says:

    I think someone should tell Kristoffer Winters that they are not a “couple” just become they bought a house together and have been living together for years.

  18. 18
    Breezy Says:

    There’s a certain amount of cockiness that’s sexy, I dig it and believe it. There’s men that have been thru rough times and come out of knowing better. This guys seems like he knows better than to be what everybody and media wants him to be. BTW, veins and his posing on camera does scream, sexy!

  19. 19
    Tessa Says:

    I love Jeremy’s frankness, but something tells me this interview was a big mistake. Other than that, he looks great in the photos.

  20. 20
    Lor Says:

    @Melissa: aaaaaaaaaand looks like you’re going to hear it again. You have no reason to call him a douche. Finally we get someone, a celebrity, that tries to stay away from the bullshit that H-Wood gives them. And then we have people like you who can’t appreciate someone who just wants to do a job, do it well, and go and be normal. Wow. REALLY

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