Reno at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez
30 July 1948
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez [ʒɑ̃ ʁeno] ), is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian productions, and appeared in films such as Crimson Rivers , Godzilla , The Da Vinci Code , Mission: Impossible , The Pink Panther , Ronin , Les visiteurs , The Big Blue , Hector and the Search for Happiness and Léon: The Professional .(born 30 July 1948), known as Jean Reno (French:
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Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez [ citation needed ]in Casablanca, Morocco. 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 Francoist Spain.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, or simply Sanlúcar, is a city in the northwest of Cádiz province, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. Sanlúcar is located on the left bank at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River opposite the Doñana National Park, 52 km from the provincial capital Cádiz and 119 km from Sevilla capital of the autonomous region Andalucía. Its population is 65,805 inhabitants.
Jerez de la Frontera, or simply Jerez, is a Spanish city and municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southwestern Spain, located midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cádiz Mountains. As of 2015, the city, the largest in the province, had a population of 212,876. It is the fifth largest in Andalusia, and has become the transportation and communications hub of the province, surpassing even Cádiz, the provincial capital, in economic activity. Jerez de la Frontera is also, in terms of land area, the largest municipality in the province, and its sprawling outlying areas are a fertile zone for agriculture. There are also many cattle ranches and horse-breeding operations, as well as a world-renowned wine industry (Xerez).
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He has a younger sister named María Teresa ("Maite"), and the children were raised Catholic.Their father was a linotypist. Their mother died when he was a teenager. He learned Spanish from his parents, and Arabic and French growing up in Morocco.
The Linotype machine was a "line casting" machine used in printing sold by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company and related companies. It was a hot metal typesetting system that cast blocks of metal type for individual uses. Linotype became one of the mainstay methods to set type, especially small-size body text, for newspapers, magazines, and posters from the late 19th century to the 1970s and 1980s, when it was largely replaced by phototypesetting, offset lithography printing and computer typesetting. The name of the machine comes from the fact that it produces an entire line of metal type at once, hence a line-o'-type, a significant improvement over the previous industry standard, i.e., manual, letter-by-letter typesetting manually using a composing stick and shallow subdivided trays, called "cases". Capital letters were in a case above the case for small letters, hence the term "lower case" for small letters.
At the age of 17, he moved to France, where he studied acting in the Cours Simon School of Drama.
René Simon, was a French actor and founder in 1925 of the Cours Simon drama school in Paris.
When he moved to France, he served in the French Army, which was mandatory after his family gained its French citizenship.
The French Army, officially the Ground Army to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de l'Air or Air Army, is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces. It is responsible to the Government of France, along with the other four components of the Armed Forces. The current Chief of Staff of the French Army (CEMAT) is General Jean-Pierre Bosser, a direct subordinate of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CEMA). General Bosser is also responsible, in part, to the Ministry of the Armed Forces for organization, preparation, use of forces, as well as planning and programming, equipment and Army future acquisitions. For active service, Army units are placed under the authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CEMA), who is responsible to the President of France for planning for, and use, of forces.
After he started to get acting jobs in France, Juan adopted the French version of his name, Jean, and shortened his surname to Reno. Due to his large frame (1.88 m or 6 ft 2 in), Reno was called on to play "heavies" in his early career. 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.
Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988), and Nikita (1990). Besson is associated with the Cinéma du look film movement. He has been nominated for a César Award for Best Director and Best Picture for his films Léon: The Professional and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. He won Best Director and Best French Director for his sci-fi action film The Fifth Element (1997). He wrote and directed the 2014 sci-fi thriller film Lucy and the 2017 space opera film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something.
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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.
In other media, 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.
Reno first married a woman named Geneviève, with whom he had a daughter, Sandra (born 1978), and a son, Mickael (born 1980). Reno's second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he had a son, Tom (born 10 January 1996), and a daughter, Serena (born 28 June 1998).
On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the third time, to British model and actress of Polish descent, Zofia Borucka, 35, at the Les Baux-de-Provence city hall.The presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man (Reno endorsed Sarkozy for the 2007 French presidential election). Zofia and Reno welcomed their first son Cielo born in July 2009 in New York City. Their second son Dean was born in September 2011. Reno maintains homes in Paris, Malaysia and New York City.
|1978||The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting|
|1980||The Moroccan Stallion|
|1982||La Passante du Sans-Souci|
|1983||Signes extérieurs de richesse||Marc Letellier|
|1983||Le Dernier Combat|
|1985||Le téléphone sonne toujours deux fois!!||Marraine's confidence man|
|1988||Le Grand Bleu||Enzo Molinari||The Big Blue|
Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actor
|1991||L'Homme au masque d'or||Father Victorio Gaetano|
|1991||Loulou Graffiti||Pique la Lune|
|1991||L'Opération Corned-Beef||Captain Philippe Boulier|
|1992||Porco Rosso||Porco Rosso||Voice acting for the French dub|
|1993||La Vis||Monsieur K|
|1993||Flight from Justice||Charlie Bert||TV|
|1993||Les Visiteurs||Godefroy de Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail||Nominated – César Award for Best Actor|
|1994||The Lion King||Mufasa||Voice acting for the French dub|
|1994||Léon: The Professional||Leone "Léon" Montana||Nominated – César Award for Best Actor|
|1995||French Kiss||Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon|
|1995||Al di là delle nuvole||Carlo|
|1996||Mission: Impossible||Franz Krieger|
|1996||Le Jaguar||Jean Campana|
|1997||Un amour de sorcière||Molok|
|1997||Les Soeurs Soleil||Un spectateur|
|1998||Les Visiteurs II: Les Couloirs du temps||Comte Godefroy de Montmirail, dit Godefroy|
|2000||Les Rivières pourpres||Pierre Niemans||Crimson Rivers|
Nominated – European Film Award: Jameson People's Choice Award - Best European Actor
|2001||Just Visiting||Count Thibault of Malfete|
|2004||Onimusha 3: Demon Siege||Jacques Blanc (voice and likeness)||Video game|
|2004||Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse||Commissaire Niemans|
|2004||Hotel Rwanda||Mr. Tillens||Uncredited|
|2004||L'Enquête Corse||Ange Leoni|
|2005||L'Empire des loups||Jean-Louis Schiffer||Empire of the Wolves|
|2005||The Tiger and the Snow||Fuad|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Gilbert Ponton|
|2006||The Da Vinci Code||Captain Bezu Fache|
|2006||Flushed Away||Le Frog (voice)|
|2008||Ca$h||Maxime - Dubreuil|
|2009||The Pink Panther 2||Gilbert Ponton|
|2009||Le Premier Cercle||Milo Malakian|
|2010||The Round Up||Dr. Sheinbaum|
|2010||L'immortel||Charly Matteï||22 Bullets|
|2011||You Don't Choose Your Family||Docteur Luix|
|2012||Alex Cross||Giles Mercier|
|2012||The Chef||Alexandre Lagarde|
|2012||Le Jour des Corneilles||Le père Courge|
|2013||Jo||Joseph "Jo" St-Clair||TV series (eight episodes)|
|2013||Days and Nights||Louis|
|2014||Avis de mistral||Paul|
|2014||Hector and the Search for Happiness||Diego|
|2014||Benoît Brisefer: Les Taxis rouges||Poilonez|
|2015||The Squad||Serge Buren|
|2015||Brothers of the Wind||Danzer|
|2016||The Last Face||Dr. Mehmet Love|
|2016||The Visitors: Bastille Day||Comte Godefroy de Montmirail|
|2016||The Promise||Admiral Fournet|
|2017||The Girl in the Fog||Augusto Flores|
|2019||4 latas||Jean Pierre|
|2019||Waiting for Anya||Henri||completed \ post-production|
|2019||Polina and the mystery of a film studio||Screen Hologram||post-production|
|2020||The Manuscript||Le Grenouille||pre-production|
|TBA||Da 5 Bloods||post-production|
Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio, the pen name of the duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a boy named Nobita Nobi.
Léon: The Professional, titled Leon in the UK and Australia is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the motion picture debut of Natalie Portman. In the film, Léon (Reno), a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), after her family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the hitman's trade.
The Big Blue is a 1988 English-language film in the French Cinéma du look visual style, made by French director Luc Besson. The film is a heavily fictionalized and dramatized story of the friendship and sporting rivalry between two leading contemporary champion free divers in the 20th century: Jacques Mayol and Enzo Maiorca, and Mayol's fictionalized relationship with his girlfriend Johana Baker.
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