on April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of the Year," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Renner will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night's gala awards program.

"With his quiet and explosive intensity, Jeremy Renner has been entertaining audiences for a long time. However, it was his incredible performance in the Academy Award®-winning 'The Hurt Locker' that truly catapulted him into the public eye as one of our most talented and gifted actors today," noted Neuhauser. "He was riveting in 'The Town,' mysterious yet forceful in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' and audiences everywhere can't wait to see him take on the lead in the upcoming ‘The Bourne Legacy.' We are so pleased to be honoring such a deserving actor with ‘CinemaCon's 2012 Male Star of the Year.'"

Renner stars in two films this summer. On May 4, he portrays Hawkeye in Marvel Studios' "The Avengers," from director Joss Whedon. On August 3, Renner stars in Universal Pictures' "The Bourne Legacy," the next chapter of the hugely popular "Bourne" series. In this latest installment, writer/director Tony Gilroy expands the "Bourne" universe with an original story that introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Joining Renner will be series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, along with franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn.


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