Jeremy Renner in an interview with News Corp Australia admitted to accepting the reality that his movie "Kill the Messenger" based on the true story of Californian journalist Gary Webb who broke the 1996 story that the CIA was allowing crack cocaine to flood the US in order to arm the rebels in Nicaragua would not have been made if not for his star power.
However, it is his response to this realization that has fans and social media entertainment observers so enthused as he disclosed that he will use that influence "wisely and to (my) his advantage and hopefully to the advantage of filmgoers". He is showing his true colours as a thespian and producer in that he believes certain stories need to be made and that people will want to see them and he is looking very smart at the moment because the anticipation for this movie on social media is very high.
Part of his appeal to fans is that he is someone who gets his hands 'dirty' whether it be in his home-renovation business (which he still operating even though he is a major Hollywood star with three major franchise movies as his support, "Mission Impossible, Bourne and Avengers") or the fact that he is actually a producer on his movie and not only in name.
The actor admitted to doing whatever it took as producer to obtain the services of some of the best actors in Hollywood such as Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Michael Sheen, Oliver Platt, Paz Vega and Michael Williams and that included "begging and pleading" and if it had been deemed necessary he would have washed their cars.
Jeremy Renner is an actor who is going to do what it takes to get the projects that interest him made and that is one of the many reasons that he is at the moment one of Hollywood's most in-demand commodities as an actor and interview guest.