The star has worked non-stop since shooting to fame in gritty war drama The Hurt Locker, starring in eight movies back-to-back since 2008.
He is now taking a break from work in a bid to lead a normal life and reacquaint himself with friends and family.
Renner tells Britain’s Glamour magazine, “I’ve purposefully put my head in a hole and told my agent I need a break. I’ll catch up on some movies, do a bit of reading, mend some friendships, see family and friends I haven’t seen, and slowly integrate back into real life.
“I’ve been so lucky. I’ve got to travel to parts of the planet I’d never even heard of. It’s been like the blinders coming off. It’s lonely. I’m doing the most amazing things and couldn’t be happier, but I have no one to share it with other than a director or someone I’ve just met. So now I’m back in L.A. after two years, and I’ve just seen my brother, and I’m like, ‘Where do I begin?'”