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Jérémie Renier

Highest Rated:   100% White Elephant (2013)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Pornographer (2001)
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Birthplace:   Brussels, Belgium
Belgian actor Jérémie Renier made one of the most memorable and challenging cinematic debuts of the 1990s, when the neophyte thespian (then in his teens) signed on to portray one of the leads in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's cathartic psychosocial drama La Promesse (1996). In that film, Renier played Igor, the son of a ruthless, immigrant-exploiting businessman who finds his loyalties torn violently between adhering his father's wishes and respecting the feelings of a local widow. The film made critics (and producers) sit up and take notice of the young actor, and prompted many additional movie roles for the blossoming Renier, who continued to evince his courage and need for emotionally demanding work -- first as a murder accomplice who falls prey to a rape-happy sex maniac in François Ozon's brutally violent melodrama Criminal Lovers (1999), then as the long-estranged son of a porno director (Jean-Pierre Léaud) in Bertrand Bonello's arthouse drama The Pornographer (2001). Soon thereafter, Renier took on the supporting role of Thomas d'Apcher in the bizarre costume horror/action/martial arts/moster film Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups, 2001), which was a hit in France, and a modest success internationally. Renier subsequently re-teamed with the Dardennes for another lead, this time as an irresponsible and amoral father who makes the fateful decision to sell his infant child on the black market in the social conscience drama L'Enfant (2005). The actor then signed for a part in the period psychodrama Atonement; while the film clocked in as an arthouse hit, the role merely constituted a bit part and did little to increase Renier's global recognition even as it thrust him onto the international stage. The actor followed it up with a supporting role as Eirik in Jérémie Renier's crime-themed action comedy In Bruges (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue)
  • Bryan Father
$0.2M 2017
62% The Double Lover (L'amant double)
  • Actor
2017
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre)
  • Actor
$13.2k 2016
No Score Yet La fille inconnue
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet L'ami
  • Elia da Cortona
2016
No Score Yet Eternity (Eternité)
  • Henri
2016
67% The Great Man
  • Hamilton
2015
60% Saint Laurent
  • Pierre Bergé
2015
No Score Yet Ladygrey
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Waste Land
  • Actor
2014
100% White Elephant
  • Gerónimo
$8.1k 2013
No Score Yet La confrérie des larmes (Brotherhood of Tears)
  • Gabriel Chevalier
2013
96% The Kid with a Bike
  • Guy Catoul
$1.4M 2012
83% Cloclo
  • Claude "Cloclo" François
2012
No Score Yet The Vintner's Luck
  • Sobran Jodeau
2011
83% Potiche
  • Laurent
$0.9M 2011
No Score Yet Les Aventures De Philibert, Capitaine Puceau
  • Philibert
2011
No Score Yet Possessions
  • Bruno Caron
2011
No Score Yet Pièce montée (The Wedding Cake)
  • Actor
2010
93% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours)
  • Jérémie
$1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Dawn
  • Paul
2009
85% Lorna's Silence
  • Claudy Moreau
2008
No Score Yet Coupable (Guilty)
  • Actor
2008
84% In Bruges
  • Eirik
$7.6M 2008
83% Atonement
  • Luc Cornet
$50.9M 2007
76% Private Property (Nue propriete)
  • Thierry
2007
No Score Yet Président
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Fair Play
  • Alexandre
2006
No Score Yet Dikkenek
  • Greg
2006
86% L'Enfant
  • Bruno
2006
No Score Yet A Love to Hide
  • Jean
2005
No Score Yet San-Antonio
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Violence des échanges en milieu tempéré (Work Hard, Play Hard)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Bridge of Arts (Le Pont Des Arts)
  • Actor
2003
73% Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Thomas d'Apcher
$10.8M 2001
33% The Pornographer
  • Joseph
2001
64% Criminal Lovers
  • Luc
2000
No Score Yet Faites comme si je n'étais pas là
  • Eric
2000
95% La Promesse (The Promise)
  • Igor
1996

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