Jean Reno

Actor
After making a name for himself in his native France, particularly with his collaborations with action director Luc Besson, actor Jean Reno crossed the Atlantic to become a highly-sought character performer in big ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1948 in Morocco

Filmography

Actor (58)

Avis de mistral 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Benoît Brisefer: Les taxis rouges 2014 (Movie)

Poilonez (Actor)

Days and Nights 2014 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

Flight From Justice 2014 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014 (Movie)

Diego Baresco (Actor)

The Chef 2014 (Movie)

Alexandre Lagarde (Actor)

The Way of the Eagle 2014 (Movie)

Danzer (Actor)

22 Bullets 2013 (Movie)

Charlie Matteï (Actor)

Alex Cross 2012 (Movie)

Giles Mercier (Actor)

The Round Up 2012 (Movie)

Dr. David Sheinbaum (Actor)

Margaret 2011 (Movie)

Ramon (Actor)

You Don't Choose Your Family 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armored 2009 (Movie)

Quinn (Actor)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

Le Premier Cercle 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pink Panther 2 2009 (Movie)

Ponton (Actor)

Cash 2008 (Movie)

Maxime Dubreuil (Actor)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Le Frog (Actor)

Flyboys 2006 (Movie)

Captain Thenault (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Bezu Fache (Actor)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

Ponton (Actor)

The Tiger and the Snow 2006 (Movie)

Fuad (Actor)

L' Empire des loups 2004 (Movie)

Jean-Louis Schiffer (Actor)

Las Rivieres Pourpres 2: Les Anges de L'Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

Commissioner Pierre Niemans (Actor)

The Corsican File 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jet Lag 2003 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Tais-Toi 2003 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Rollerball 2002 (Movie)

Petrovich (Actor)

Wasabi 2002 (Movie)

Hubert (Actor)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

Count Thibault (Actor)

The Crimson Rivers 2001 (Movie)

Pierre Niemans (Actor)

Beyond the Clouds 1999 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

The Book That Wrote Itself 1999 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Philippe Roche (Actor)

Ronin 1998 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Visitors, The Corridors of Time 1998 (Movie)

Godefroy de Montmirail (Actor)

Roseanna's Grave 1997 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

Witch Way Love 1997 (Movie)

Molok (Actor)

Le Jaguar 1996 (Movie)

Campana (Actor)

Mission: Impossible 1996 (Movie)

Krieger (Actor)

The Visitors 1996 (Movie)

Godefroy de Montmirail (Actor)

French Kiss 1995 (Movie)

Jean-Paul (Actor)

Les Truffes 1994 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

The Professional 1994 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Loulou Graffiti 1992 (Movie)

Pic La Lune (Actor)

Porco Rosso 1992 (Movie)

Narration(French version) (Narrator)

L' Homme au masque d'or 1991 (Movie)

Padre (Actor)

L' Operation Corned-Beef 1991 (Movie)

Le Squale (Actor)

La Femme Nikita 1991 (Movie)

Nikita's Partner (Actor)

The Big Blue 1988 (Movie)

Enzo Molinari (Actor)

L' Hypothese du Tableau Vole 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Love You 1986 (Movie)

Dentist (Actor)

Tender Is The Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Zone Rouge 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Subway 1985 (Movie)

Drummer (Actor)

Le Dernier Combat 1984 (Movie)

Swordsman (Actor)

Strictement Personnel 1984 (Movie)

Villechaze (Actor)

Clair de Femme 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

After making a name for himself in his native France, particularly with his collaborations with action director Luc Besson, actor Jean Reno crossed the Atlantic to become a highly-sought character performer in big budget Hollywood fare. Though he broke the ice with American audiences with the cult classic "La Femme Nikita" (1991), Reno made his greatest impression on U.S. shores playing a reluctant hit man training a young girl (Natalie Portman) in the strangely heartwarming thriller "The Professional" (1994). Ever since, Reno made his mark playing coolly ambiguous and frighteningly cunning characters who more often than not reveal themselves to be all-too-human. Reno was perhaps most memorable in action thrillers like "Ronin" (1998) and "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), but least appreciated in silly blockbusters like "Godzilla" (1998) and "The Pink Panther" (2006). Despite not possessing a marquee name, Reno proved himself to be an invaluable character performer capable of switching from foreign films to Hollywood features with ease.

Relationships

Zofia Borucka Actor

Wife
Married in Baux-De-Provence, southern France on July 29, 2006

Nathalie Dyszkiewicz

Wife
Divorced from second wife mother of his two youngest children

Genevieve Reno

Wife
Divorced from first wife mother of his two eldest children

Sandra Reno

Daughter
Born in 1978 mother is Genevieve

Serena Reno

Daughter
Born in 1998 mother is Nathalie

Mickael Reno

Son
Born in 1980 mother is Genevieve

Tom Reno

Son
Born in 1996 mother is Nathalie

EDUCATION

Cours Simon Drama School

Paris 1970

Milestones

2012

Featured in crime thriller "Alex Cross," based on the novel Cross by James Patterson and starring Tyler Perry

2011

Cast alongside Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo in "Margaret"; filming began in 2005, but spent more than five years in post-production

2009

Joined the ensemble cast of the action thriller "Armored"

2009

Re-teamed with Steve Martin and reprised role for "The Pink Panther 2"

2009

Co-starred as Marcel, a therapist and operator of a beach resort, in the comedy "Couples Retreat"

2006

Cast as Bezu Fache in Ron Howards' feature adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code"

2006

Co-starred with Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"

2002

Co-starred with Juliet Binoche in the romantic comedy "Jet Lag"

2001

Reprised role from "The Visitors" for an American remake titled "Just Visiting"

2001

Portrayed a French detective in "Wasabi"; written and produced by Luc Besson

2000

Co-starred with Vincent Cassel in the French police drama "The Crimson Rivers"

1998

Played a French scientist in the big-budget "Godzilla"

1996

Featured opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible"

1994

Made U.S. acting debut in "The Professional"; directed by Besson

1993

Starred in the cult French film "The Visitors"

1990

Cast as 'The Cleaner' in Luc Besson's "La Femme Nikita"

1987

Portrayed a champion free diver in Luc Besson's "The Big Blue"

1983

Made first film with director Luc Besson, "Le Dernier Combat"

1978

Screen acting debut in "L'Hypothese du tableau vole"

1974

Made professional stage debut in "Ecce Homo"

1960

Moved to France at the age of seventeen

Bonus Trivia

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"All actors should work with comedians. You can learn a tremendous amount. Making people laugh is the most difficult thing in the world." – Reno in The Los Angeles Times, July 16, 1996

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"I won't do anything that offends my moral sense. I prefer making love with gestures, rather than taking my clothes off and getting into bed with a woman. I'd hate to have my children see that." – Reno in The Los Angeles Times, July 16, 1996

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