Jean Reno Biography
Jean Reno born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, is a French actor of Spanish descent born in Casablanca, Morocco. He has worked in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian productions.
Jean Reno age
The actor was born on 30th July 1948 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is 70 years as of 2018.
Jean Reno Family
His parents were Spanish, natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, and had moved to North Africa to find work and escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. His father was a linotypist and his mother died when he was a teenager. He has a younger sister Maria Teresa (“Maite”).
Jean Reno Wife – Jean Reno Spouse
Reno has been married thrice, in 1977 he married his first wife Genevieve Reno but they divorced in 1995. In 1996 he married his second wife Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model divorcing in 2001. In 2006 he married his third wife Zofia Borucka, who is a British model and actress of Polish descent.
Jean Reno Children
He has six children; a daughter, Sandra (born 1978), and a son, Mickael (born 1980) with his first wife Genevieve.
He has two children with his second wife, Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a son, Tom (born 10 January 1996), and a daughter, Serena (born 28 June 1998).
He has two children with his third wife, Zofia Borucka, son Cielo born in July 2009 and Dean born in September 2011.
Jean Reno Career
At the age of 17 he moved to France where he studied acting in the Cours Simon School of Drama. After his parents gained French citizenship he served in the French Army which was mandatory.
When he began getting acting jobs in France he adopted the French version of his name, Jean, and shortened his surname to Reno. His early acting career began by his role as “heavies” due to his large frame (1.88 m or 6 ft 2 in). He later appeared in romantic comedies and action films.
He began his film career in France, appearing in many films by director Luc Besson, including his early Le dernier combat (1985). The two have continued to work together, collaborating in films produced, written, or directed by Besson. Of their joint work, those that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include: Nikita (1990), and the English-language films The Big Blue (1988) and Léon: The Professional (1994). Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, a role originally performed in English by James Earl Jones.
Reno has starred in such high-profile American films as French Kiss (1995) with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Mission: Impossible (1996) with Tom Cruise, Ronin (1998) with Robert De Niro, and Godzilla (1998) with Matthew Broderick. Reno turned down the role of Agent Smith in The Matrix. He also acted in French productions: Les Visiteurs (1993) (which was remade in English as Just Visiting in 2001); The Crimson Rivers (2000), and Jet Lag (Décalage horaire) by Danièle Thompson (2002), which was also a box-office success in France.
In 2006, Reno had a prominent role in The Pink Panther 2006 remake and its sequel The Pink Panther 2, playing Gilbert Ponton, opposite Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau. He portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code. Among his most successful films are Les Visiteurs and L’Enquète corse.
Reno was involved in the production of the third installment in the popular Capcom series Onimusha (Onimusha 3: Demon Siege), lending his likeness to the protagonist Jacques Blanc, as well as providing the voice for the character’s French dialogue. In advertising work, Reno has appeared in American television commercials for UPS and portrayed Doraemon in a series of Toyota ads in Japan, as part of the “ReBorn” campaign.
Jean Reno Movies
Some of the movies the French actor has appeared in include:
Jean Reno Height
He is 6 ft 1.92 inches (187.8 cm) tall.
Jean Reno Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $70 million
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Jean Reno Awards
- 2000: European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award
- 2012: François Truffaut Award
Jean Reno Dead
False rumors of the death of French actor Jean Reno circulated social networks, including Twitter on Sunday.
The first message, “Jean Reno left us. RIP” appeared in the French speaking part of Twitter Sunday afternoon, causing the rumor to circulate to other social networks.
The actor’s representatives officially refuted the rumor regarding Jean’s death, but failed to stop it from circulating.
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Jean Reno News
Updated: July 2018
The roughneck with good comic timing: Jean Reno turns 70
In an interview in the year 2000, Jean Reno commented that he made one French movie for every Hollywood one. It’s not clear whether he adheres strictly to this plan, but it is certain that as he celebrates his 70th birthday, Reno can look back on a wide-ranging filmography across a variety of genres. Not only does he jet back and forth between French and American productions; he has also played widely different roles. He’s convincing both as a comedian — in the French time-travel comedy “The Visitors” (“Les Visiteurs,” 1993), for example — and as an action hero in films like “Mission Impossible” (1996) or “Godzilla” (1998).
Reno’s big break was the “The Big Blue” (“Le grand bleu,” 1988), in which he plays a free diver who takes up the challenge of a daredevil diving competition. The drama by the French director Luc Besson enjoys cult status today. Reviewers raved about the impressive underwater sequences. In 1989 “The Big Blue” received eight nominations for France’s César film awards, winning the categories for best film music and best sound.
It was his ongoing collaboration with the film’s director, Luc Besson, that brought Reno to Hollywood. After playing several supporting roles in Besson films, Reno got the lead in the action movie “Leon: The Professional” (“Leon,” 1984), which was also the motion-picture debut of the young Natalie Portman. Playing the role of the contract killer Leon set Reno’s career on an international trajectory. Hollywood came calling soon afterwards, and Reno was offered roles in a range of American productions including “The Pink Panther,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “Flyboys.”
Reno now has more than 60 films to his name, and while he’s celebrated mainly as an action hero in America, French directors like to cast him roles that require him to demonstrate his comic skills. The 70-year-old actor doesn’t like to be pigeonholed, though: He told the German press agency DPA that he doesn’t see himself as either an action hero or a comedian, just as an actor who does whatever feels right at the time.
Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera Jimenez, the son of working-class Spanish parents, in Casablanca. His parents had fled the Franco dictatorship in Spain for Morocco, which was a French protectorate at the time. When he was 19, Reno took French citizenship, and in the early 1970s, after doing his military service in Germany, he moved to Paris, where he gradually started getting work as an actor. His first – albeit tiny – film role was in Constantin Costa-Gavras’ movie “Womanlight” (“Clair de femme”) alongside Yves Montand and Romy Schneider.