The Town

In this 2010 Ben Affleck crime thriller, Renner plays bank robber and all-around tough guy Jem Coughlin. The movie follows Affleck’s character, Doug MacRay, who falls in love with Claire (Rebecca Hall), the woman he and his friends have recently held hostage during a bank heist. The Town also stars Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, and Titus Welliver. Derek Lawrence wrote a great tribute to Renner’s character for EW in honor of The Town’s 10-year anniversary in 2020, specifically the joys of hearing Renner say “There goes college soccer!” after shooting a man in the kneecap. This role earned Renner’s his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


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