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Jean Reno stars in Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," opposite Anna Paquin and J. Smith-Cameron, as Ramon.

Jean Reno is the renowned French actor who rapidly gained recognition among American audiences with pivotal roles in box-office blockbusters such as Brian DePalma's "Mission Impossible," opposite Tom Cruise, Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla," Luc Besson's "Leon: the Professional," with Natalie Portman, and John Frankenheimer's "Ronin," opposite Robert DeNiro. Reno starred opposite Steve Martin in
Jean Reno in "The Tiger and the Snow"
Jean Reno The Tiger and the Snow
"The Pink Panther" and opposite Tom Hanks, Paul Bettany and Audrey Tatou in Sony Pictures' "The Da Vinci Code," directed by Ron Howard. More recently, he starred in "Couples Retreat" alongside Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, and Jason Bateman. Peter Billingsley directed this romantic comedy set in Bora Bora. All three films opened number one at the box office.

In January 2008, Reno starred in "Armored," with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne. Nimrod Antal directed the suspense thriller for Sony Screen Gems. In November of 2007, Reno wrapped principal photography on Sony's "Pink Panther 2," reprising his role, Ponton, opposite Steve Martin, Emily Mortimer, John Cleese, Andy Garcia and Alfred Molina. "Pink Panther 2" was released in February 2009.

In the winter of 2006, Reno directed his first opera, Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" for the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy. Reno also completed work starring in the French production "Cash," directed by Eric Besnard and co-starring Valeria Golina. Reno was seen on the big screen with James Franco in Tony Bill's World War I epic "Flyboys" for MGM, and in DreamWorks' animated feature "Flushed Away." Reno provided the voice of Le Frog alongside Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen.

Reno is one of France's most revered and respected actors, having starred opposite Gerard Depardieu in the blockbuster comedy "Tais Toi" and "Les Visiteurs," which became the highest grossing film in French box office history when it was released. Its sequel, "Les Visiteurs II," also broke box office records. More recently, Reno touched American audiences with his romantic portrayal of a love-struck gourmet chef who sweeps Juliette Binoche off her feet in "Jet Lag." He also starred in "L'emire de Loups," based on a best-selling French novel by Jean-Christophe Grange who also wrote Crimson Rivers, a novel, which was also made into a blockbuster feature film starring Reno. He was also featured in Roberto Benigni's "The Tiger and the Snow."

He has also enjoyed a tremendously successful collaboration with the acclaimed French director Luc Besson. In addition to "Leon: The Professional," he has co-starred in Besson's "Le Dernier Combat," "Subway" opposite Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani, "The Big Blue" opposite Roseanna Arquette and the acclaimed thriller "LA Femme Nikita" opposite Anne Parillaud. The duo also collaborated on the making of "Wasabi," in which Reno also starred.

Born in Casablanca to Spanish parents, Reno pursued his dream of acting in France after serving his military service in Germany. Settling in Paris, Reno joined stage director Didier Flamand in a traveling theater company that took him around the country. His screen debut was in the French film "Clair de Femme" directed by Costa Gavras. Other international film credits include Francis Verber's "La Jaguar," Christian Le Jale's "Loulou Graffiti," Jean-Marie Poire's "L'operation Corned Beef," Eric Duret's "L'homme Au Masque D'or," Marco Ferreri's "I Love You," Betrand Blier's "Notre Histoire," and Jacques Monnet's "Signes Exterieurs de Richesse." Other American film credits include Paul Weiland's "For Roseanna" in which he co-starred opposite Mercedes Ruehl, Lawrence Kasdan's "French Kiss" with Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan, and John McTiernan's "Rollerball."

Reno, who spoke only his native Spanish for the first eleven years of his life, also speaks fluent French, Italian, English, and a fair amount of Japanese. He splits his time between Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.


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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: July 30, 1948
Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez
Birthplace: Casablanca, French Protectorate of Morocco [now Morocco]
Wife: Zofia Borucka (7/29/2006, 1 child)
Nathalie Dyszkiewicz (1996 - 2001, divorced, 2 children)
Genevieve Reno (1977 - 1995, divorced, 2 children)

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