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Jean Reno Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Juan Moreno
Place Of Birth
Casablanca, Morocco
75 years old
Birth Date
July 30 1948

Jean Reno Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Cours Simon School of Drama
Net Worth
Current Partner
Zofia Borucka
Mickael Reno, Cielo Reno, Dean Reno, Tom Reno, Sandra Reno, Serena Reno
María Teresa

About Jean Reno

Jean Reno is a French actor still performing in American, French, Japanese, Spanish, English, and Italian productions who has appeared in many box office movies.
He has Spanish origin, and the actor was recognized in various languages in many successful films like 'Crimson Rivers', 'The Pink Panther', 'Leon: The Professional', 'The Big Blue', the mystery thriller 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Ronin', and much more. Juan adopted the French form of his name, Jean, and reduced his surname to Reno after landing employment as an actor in France.
Reno was called to play 'heavies' in his early career due to his enormous size. Later in his career, he featured in romantic comedies and action pictures. In 1978, he made his film debut in 'The Hypothesis Of The Stolen Painting,' a French experimental mystery thriller. He began his cinematic career in France, where he appeared in many films directed by Luc Besson, notably the early 'Le Dernier Combat' in 1983. They have continued to collaborate in many films that Besson has produced, written, or directed and they appear to have a very good working relationship established from Jean's early life as an actor.

Jean Reno Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jean Reno's net worth?

Through his acting in films and movies, as of 2022, Jean Reno's net worth is estimated to be $70 million.

How much does Jean Reno earn per year?

With $8,000 per week and $32,000 per month, Jean Reno's annual salary is worth around $400,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jean Reno?

Jean Reno is 6.16 ft (187.96 cm) tall. Because of his big physique, he was able to land some of his early jobs, which were mainly non-speaking characters known as 'heavies'. After that, he began landing jobs in romantic comedies and action films.

How old is Jean Reno?

Jean's birth date is July 30, 1948, and the French actor is currently 74 years old.

Childhood And Education

Reno was born in Casablanca, Morocco, as Juan Moreno Herrera-Jiménez. His parents were both Spanish and Andalucia. His parents went to North Africa in search of employment and to avoid Francoist Spain.
Jean Reno has a younger sister called Maria Teresa, and they were both raised as Catholic. Their father was a linotype operator. When he was still a teenager, his mother passed away. Growing up in Morocco, he acquired Spanish, Arabic, and French from his parents and teachers.
He joined an acting course at the Cours Simon School of Drama in France when he was 17 years old. After his completion, he began to perform in French cinema.
He joined the French Army after he moved to France and served there for four years, as was required after his family obtained French citizenship. Reno's superiors discovered he had attended the National Theater School in Casablanca while stationed in Germany and appointed him in charge of the camp's entertainment and arts.
Juan changed his Spanish name to the French form, Jean, and reduced his surname to Reno after pursuing acting in France. Reno has residences in Paris, Malaysia, and Los Angeles, and he belongs to the French Nationality.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jean Reno's partner?

In the year 1977, Reno married Geneviève, and they have two children, Sandra who was born 1978, and Mickael Reno, born in 1980. They divorced in 1988, after 11 years of marriage. Reno began dating a Polish model, Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, and the couple married in 1995. They have two children, Tom Reno, born in 1996, and Serena Reno, born in 1998. In 2001, they also split. Reno then married Zofia Borucka, a British model and actress of Polish heritage, on July 29, 2006, at the municipal hall in Les Baux-de-Provence. In July 2009, their first child, Cielo, was born. In September 2011, Dean Reno, their second son, was born.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Reno's most notable American film roles were 'French Kiss' with Meg Ryan, 'Godzilla' with Matthew Broderick, 'Mission: Impossible' with Tom Cruise, and 'Ronin' with Robert De Niro. He was also offered the part of Agent Smith in 'The Matrix,' but declined.
While he rose to prominence in the United States, he also continued to work in French movies. His most well-known French films were 'Les Visiteurs' in 1993, 'Crimson Rivers' in 2000, and 'Jet Lag' in 2002, which was a great box office hit in France. 'Crimson Rivers,' or 'Les Rivières pourpres' in French, also gained critical praise, and Reno was nominated for Best European Actor at the European Film Awards.

What awards has Jean Reno won?

Jean Reno was nominated thrice at the prestigious César Awards.
He was nominated for the Best Actor categories in 1994 and 1995 for the films 'Les Visiteurs' and the popular drama film 'Léon: The Professional', respectively.
He was nominated for the category of Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for the film 'Le Grand Bleu'. He won the Outstanding European achievement in world cinema award at the European film awards in 2000.
In 2001, at the same awards, he was nominated for the Audience award for Best Actor category for his role as 'Pierre Niemans' in the 2000 film 'The Crimson Rivers'.
In 2012, he won the François Truffaut Award, awarded annually at the Giffoni Film Festival.
Reno and other cast members of the 2020 war drama film 'Da 5 Bloods' were nominated in 2021 for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Jean Reno's Hobbies And Interests

Jean Reno's hobbies include traveling, eating, and watching movies. Reno says, 'I enjoy talking to people, staying in different cities, and soaking up different cultures.'

Other Interesting Jean Reno's Facts And Trivia

  • Jean Reno is an accomplished linguist. He is proficient in French, Spanish, Italian, English, and his native tongue.
  • Bentley has rewarded Jean Reno as the brand ambassador for Bentayaga SUV.
  • He scored a part in Costa Gravas' 'Clair De Femme' in 1979 after some stage and TV work. Still, it wasn't until he linked up with Luc Besson that his career truly took off owing to L'Avant Dernier and Le Combat Dernier.
  • In 1988, he portrayed Enzo Molinari in 'Le Grand Bleu' or 'The Big Blue' (in English), a film about the relationship and competitive rivalry of two great champion free divers of the twentieth century. Reno's work in the film was praised, and he was nominated for a César Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 1994, Jean Reno was cast as Leone Montana in the French thriller 'Léon: The Professional.' He was nominated once again for a César Award for Best Actor. Luc Besson directed both of these pictures. Jean Reno and director Luc Besson are other noteworthy collaborations, including the 1990 action movie La Femme Nikita and the 1983 feature Le Dernier Combat.
  • The developers of the game Demon siege chose the French actor Jean Reno as the model for the new character of Jacques to match the game's setting. Reno collaborated with Capcom to create Jacques's motion capture and French voice acting to ensure the game's realism.
  • Reno has starred in UPS advertisements in the United States and as Doraemon in a series of Toyota commercials in Japan as part of the 'ReBorn' campaign. He also played Jo in the 2013 English-language television series 'Jo.'
  • Reno's most notable performances in the mid-2000s occurred in the remake of 'The Pink Panther' in 2006, in which he played Gilbert Ponton alongside Steve Martin in the character of Inspector Clouseau. In 2009, he returned to reprise the role in 'The Pink Panther 2.'
  • In 2006, he performed in Ron Howard's 'The Da Vinci Code.' In the adaptation of Dan Brown's novel 'The Da Vinci Code', Jean Reno portrays Bezu Fache, the police investigator who investigates the death of the Louvre curator. Tom Hanks, who played Harvard professor 'Robert Langdon', and Ron Howard, who directed the movie, joined the French actor.
  • In 2008, he starred in the film 'Ca$h,' and in 2009, he starred in 'Couples Retreat.'
  • Jean Reno maintained a consistent stream of cinematic parts throughout the decade. He appeared in movies such as 'Zookeeper,' 'The Chef,' 'My Summer In Provence,' 'Hector And The Search For Happiness,' 'Brothers Of The Wind,' 'The Adventurers,' 'Cold Blood,' and 'The Promise' throughout that decade.
  • In 2019, he returned to the role of Mufasa in the remake of 'The Lion King' in a French-language version that James Earl Jones originally performed. For his outstanding performance as a Cast in a Motion Picture, he received a nomination in a Screen Actors Guild Award for 'Da 5 Bloods' in 2020. He also had roles in the movies like 'Rogue City' and 'The Doorman' in the same year.
  • During the discussion about his work experience with director Spike Lee on 'Da 5 Bloods', he has mentioned that he'd like to have Natalie Portman as his co-star again and the sort of character he'd want to do.


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