Renner’s make-up plan

The star received his first Oscar nomination earlier this month (Jan10) for his role in Kathryn Bigelow’s war film.

But the 39 year old can still recall playing with make-up pallets and mascara as a struggling actor – before his role as a U.S. Army soldier skyrocketed him to international fame.

He explains, “Instead of waiting tables I got to put make-up on gals, so that was kind of nice.

“I didn’t know how to do make-up at the time. I convinced the ladies at the counter – I said, ‘Why is it that you guys are wearing makeup? Maybe you want a guy’s opinion (on how) to put on your make-up.'”