Jean Reno

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  • Name: Jean Reno ( Juan Moreno )
  • Date of birth: 30 July 1948
  • Age: 68 years
  • Place of birth: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Height: 188
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: married

    Jean Reno: a biography

    Jean Reno was originally named Juan Moreno, born in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. His parents were immigrants from Spain who had to leave his native country because of the coming to power of a military dictator Francisco Franco.

    The first 12 years, the boy lived with his parents on the African continent, and then the family returned to Europe, choosing the location of a more liberal France. But citizenship to foreign nationals was not easy, so my parents had to get in the working field. Mom was a dressmaker, and his father went to work in a printing house.

    When Jean was 17, suddenly his mother died. To break in the new country, the guy had needed a French passport, and for him, it is written as a recruit in the national guard. After serving in the army for about 4 years and officially becoming a French citizen, Jean Reno decides to connect his life with theatre and cinema since his childhood was attracted to the profession.

    In 1970 he begins to attend acting classes in the Studio of rené Simon in Paris. In the same period he adopts the pseudonym by translating his name to Juan to French transcription Jean, and the names of the casts first two letters. During the training the young man works part-time wherever possible. It is known that he was a chauffeur, accountant and even customs.

    After a few years, received a lot of theoretical knowledge, the aspiring actor made his debut in TV dramas for local television in the series «One secret», and later on the theatrical stage in a philosophical play «This man», based on the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. The first feature film with Jean Reno was the painting «the Hypothesis of the stolen painting» in 1978.


    Despite a pretty good career as a theatre actor in movies in Reno not developed at all. Probably the world never found out about him as a great actor, if not the meeting of Jean with a young film Director Luc Besson. In 1981 comes the short film «Penultimate», 2 years later – «the Last battle». These films have already had some success, but the next painting «Subway», which appeared on the screens in 1985, forced to talk about Jean Reno the whole of France despite the fact that his role was secondary.

    I had a series of films of other Directors, for example, «the Telephone always rings twice,» «Purely personal matter», «I love you» and «Red zone». Then Jean Reno once again reunited with Besson and performs the role of a diver Enzo Molinari in the film «the big Blue». This work brought the first actor nominated for the award «Cesar».

    In 1990 Reno performs a secondary role of the killer in the crime Thriller «Nikita» for the first time appears in the image of an unshaven lone killer, who would become his hallmark for many years. His favorite Director Luc Besson, having seen the episode in the film «Nikita», especially under Reno writes the script and develops the project the following picture. Published in 1994 psychological Thriller «Leon» and brings a fantastic popularity as the Director and starring roles.

    The actor tried to change the view of yourself as an actor, one character, and participated in films of other genres, for example, in the historical Comedy «Aliens,» the romantic Comedy «French kiss,» modern Western «Jaguar», a surreal melodrama «Beyond the clouds», an incendiary Comedy «the cemetery» and other films. Some of these works were a success, but it is the character of the villain lone became Renault qualifying ticket to the world of American cinema and on the set of Hollywood.

    First overseas film for Renault was the blockbuster «Mission impossible», in which the main role performed by Tom cruise. Director Brian de Palma invited Reno in the role of a secret agent Franz Krieger, so they decided that the actor can impress the audience without saying a word. Next, more successful work was the sci-Fi film «Godzilla». This time the Jean Reno was given the opportunity to demonstrate «good guy», and he did a great job with the image of a man who saves the world from monsters.

    Well proven actor paired with the famous Robert De Niro in the action Thriller «ronin». This work is considered the best in the performance of the actor in the last century. But the new Millennium 52-year-old Jean Reno has opened even more significant success. Screens out the psychological Thriller «the Crimson rivers» by the famous novel by Jean-Christophe Grange and has won high popularity, the writers immediately sat down to continue writing, which appeared 4 years later under the name «Crimson rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse».

    Also worth mentioning are the work of the 21st century as a Comedy «Unlucky», the melodrama «love Story», a crime Comedy film «the Pink Panther», the dramatic Thriller «the Collector» film-comic «the Corsican», an adaptation of the famous novel by Dan brown «the da Vinci Code». And especially the beautiful game in the film adaptation of the novel by Jean-Christophe Grange «Empire of wolves».

    The last film, which starred Jean Reno, today, is an adventure Comedy «the Journey of Hector in search of happiness,» in which the actor got a secondary role.

    Personal life

    The first marriage Jean Reno signed even before becoming a famous actor. The name of the first wife remained unknown to the public. In this Union the actor had two children, daughter Sandra and son Michael. The divorce happened through the fault of the Jean, as he struck up a romance with a male model from Poland, Natalia Dashkevich, who became his second wife. From the second marriage of the actor is Therefore the son and daughter Serena. This marriage was terminated in 2001.

    After 5 years, Jean Reno married for the third time. His choice was a Romanian model and actress Sofia Boruca. Interestingly, a witness from the groom played the Minister of internal Affairs of France Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Reno lives alternately in Paris and mansions in Los Angeles and Malaysia.

    From a hobby of the actor stands out of his huge passion for football. He supports the team of «inter» from Milan. Also Jean Reno is a big fan of king of rock and roll Elvis Presley.

    Selected filmography

    • 1990 — Nikita
    • 1993 — Aliens
    • 1994 — Leon
    • 1996 — Mission impossible
    • 1997 — Spellbound love
    • 1998 — Godzilla
    • 1998 — ronin
    • 2000 — Crimson rivers
    • 2005 — the Empire of the wolves
    • 2006 — the Pink Panther
    • 2006 — the da Vinci Code


    Jean Reno

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