Jérémie Renier

Jérémie Renier

  • Highest Rated: 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Pornographer (2001)
  • Birthday: Jan 6, 1981
  • 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

58% Frankie Paul Gagne 2019
No Score Yet Carnivores Screenwriter Director 2019
70% Double Lover (L'amant double) Paul $0.2M 2018
No Score Yet Breath of Life (L'Ordre des medecins) Actor 2018
91% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) Actor $13.2K 2016
No Score Yet L'ami Elia da Cortona 2016
80% 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
95% 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 $1M 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
94% 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
85% 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

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Criminal: France
2019
  • 2019

QUOTES FROM Jérémie Renier CHARACTERS

Eirik
I was trying to rob him. And he took my gun from me. And the gun was full of blanks. And he shot a blank into my eye. And now I cannot see from this eye ever again, the doctors say.
Harry
Well to be honest it sounds like it's all your fault.
Eirik
What?
Harry
I mean basically if you're robbing a man and you're only carrying blanks and you allow your gun to be taken off you and you allow yourself to be shot in the eye with a blank which I assume that the person has to get quite close to you then, yeah really it's all your fault for being such a poof, so why don't you stop wingeing and cheer the fuck up.
Yuri
Eirek - I really wouldn't respond.
Eirik
I thought you wanted the guy dead?
Harry
I do want the guy dead, I want him fucking crucified but it don't change the fact that he stitched you up like a blind little gay boy, does it?