Jeremy just got the following roles.
1)Hawkeye in the Avengers. (which promises multiple movies, and a possible spin-off)
2)Main character in the next Mission Impossible movie. (“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol“)
3) Oscar Winning Hurt Locker
So if you do the math, Jeremy has officially trumped Will Smith and Brad Pitt in the “always gets the cool roles” area. Both Will and Smith have reached a level of their career that all successful actors reach. The “Im so famous, you dont ask for me to be in your movie…. I have the power to choose what I want to be in” stage. So they stop getting the cool roles, and go racing for Oscars.
Well, Mr Renner hasn’t exactly reached that point yet, but give this fucker seven years and hell be money. One could make the argument that Statham gets better roles, but hes getting older. As Renner is just getting more badass roles and he’s still relatively young.
Not saying he’s a better actor, but the dude just landed a bunch of beast roles. Anyone you can think about that’s a better upcoming action actor? I mean before this all he was- was the S.W.A.T. villain and that guy from 28 Weeks Later. Look at him now.