A Film History Magazine

The unfortunate truth of the film industry is that some actors work as leading men and some just work better in a supporting role. Despite having worked as an actor for twenty-years and in a number of big budget blockbusters, Jeremy Renner has been one of those actors who has always struggled to make the transition. Make no mistake, the man is a great actor and has worked very hard to reach the lucrative position he is in today. His roles always contribute more than say John Polito or Missy Pyle but never enough to propel him to true leading man status.

To explain this further means looking at the breadth of characters Renner has played over the years, including times when he’s been promoted to main character. Renner’s cinematic debut was actually a pretty sizable role in National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995) in which he played Mark ‘Dags’ D’Agastino. Dags…

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