Closeted actor Jeremy Renner hates gay rumors
Jeremy Renner is disgusted by unwanted attention to his personal life and his housemate and best friend Kristoffer Winters, whom he refers to as his "brother", he tells Details:
It's not surprising that in Renner's dating vacuum, the worst bottom-feeding websites have suggested there's something more to his relationship with his pal and sometime housemate Winters. The unwanted attention nauseates him, even as he understands its causes.
"I don't pay attention to that horseshit. Build 'em up to bring 'em down?" he says of celebrity culture. "I'm not going on that train, my son. I'm not going on that train. I'll walk. I'll take a bike." He lets out a laugh that sounds like a lawn mower starting up. "I'd rather just not be popular."
Renner doesn't date because he doesn't have time:
When Renner says he's given up his life for his job, this is what he means: "I never dated, because I couldn't afford to date. I didn't even have electricity. You try to put a positive spin on it, like, 'Hey, this is so sexyâlook at all these candles!' But I loved what I was doing. The sacrifices I made in personal relationships had the biggest effect on my life. Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job."
|by Anonymous||reply 130||08/21/2015|
Is he saying he's a virgin???
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/22/2011|
Calling somebody gay is a put-down? Fuck you, asshole. I will never watch another movie of his again. Hope gay people boycott this short little, ugly fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/22/2011|
Gay people should also wipe their ass with DETAILS magazine. It's a homophobic rag that steals from gay men and claims it as their own for creepy metro-sexual "straight" men.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/22/2011|
Details is an embarrassment when compared to what it was 2 decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/22/2011|
Where does he say being called gay nauseates him? He says the prying into his life nauseates him. He hates "rumors".
I've met him a couple times - could be gay but didn't ping at all to me. Seemed more like one of those tough guy/cowboy types. But very nice and very cool. Makes me cringe to see him blasted here for something he doesn't say.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/22/2011|
[quote]Seemed more like one of those tough guy/cowboy types.
This made me laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/22/2011|
He's a teeny tiny man that wants to be a big muscle big shot. He's Shia LeBoeuf, basically.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/22/2011|
He's is SUCH a drama queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/22/2011|
He better watch it: if he keeps up at that attitude, then he won't have to worry about anyone talking about him at all.
As it is, he's only got the people who actually know who he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/22/2011|
[quote]the worst bottom-feeding websites have suggested there's something more to his relationship with his pal and sometime housemate Winters.
What is this pertaining to? Gay sites?
You need to get that Sachs asshole fired. This isn't right. That asshole needs to go. Contact him and Details.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/22/2011|
Fuck you, R11. You defend this asshole. Fuck you. Get some self-respect.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/22/2011|
It's a bunch of grandstanding to get some press for his ass is what it is. EVERY actor or public figure KNOWS that the public will take an interest in his private life if he is remotely attractive. It's part of the whole game. What the fuck is he, headless? The same old TIRED "Woe is me, the public just won't leave me alone. Why must they be so nosy about my private life? Why do they CARE so much? Sniff. Sniff."
Just go away, you big BORE. Guess what? I don't know who this actor even IS and I don't care if he sleeps with donkeys. He obviously is an ASS, so there would be some symmetry in that.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/22/2011|
He's promoting the latest Mission Impossible movie, btw. He'll need to make a lot of outrageous statements to generate interest in this turd.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/22/2011|
Details has always been the go-to vehicle to publicly deny your actual details.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/22/2011|
Princess Geranium speaks!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/22/2011|
Actually, I think R14 and R15 speak the truth.
This is a transparent bid for attention... where there is none. No one really cares much about Renner (particularly after The Town), and people care even less about the latest tired MI movie.
And NO ONE reads Details anymore.
So a little gay stuff in the mix (pro or con) is good for business.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/22/2011|
R20, so 'bids for attention' makes everything acceptable? Because if that's the case. Rehire Brett Ratner.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/22/2011|
Details has always been a shitty magazine that stole gay attitude, gay fashion, gay sensibility, and then insisted it was for straight men, by straight men.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/22/2011|
I didn't know who he is, so I just googled him, and fuck, he really is an ugly short man.
I can't think why anyone would care if he were gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/22/2011|
Who the hell is he? I checked out imdb and still -- who the hell is he?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/22/2011|
He's quite a good actor, r24. He isn't handsome enough to be a leading man, but he's strong support in big movies, e.g., [italic]the Town[/italic] and [italic]the Assassination of Jesse James . . . [/italic] He had a tiny part as Hawkeye in [italic]Thor[/italic], so he might have his own franchise coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/22/2011|
I don't think I've ever read much gossip about him. He's not exactly being hounded by the paparazzi so I don't really know what he's complaining about. I guess he's trying to seem more like a movie star and in more 'demand' than he really is.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/22/2011|
A heterosexual version of Hawkeye.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/22/2011|
I have to say though, apart from the sheer, unadulterated pointlessness of the whole piece - I don't like soup but I don't make a fuss about it - the majority of the scathing comes from the article writer, not really from the actor.
The 'horseshit' he refers to seems to be about celebrity rumor in general. It's the article writer that twists it, though no doubt with the help of some sad hack publicist.
As I said, I hate Details, I think it's an appalling magazine. I can't even begin to imagine its audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/22/2011|
[quote]He had a tiny part as Hawkeye in Thor, so he might have his own franchise coming
He does. He's the big-name addition to The Avengers.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/22/2011|
His reputed partner is some sort of monstrous ginger freak.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/22/2011|
He's also will be in the new Bourne movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/22/2011|
[quote]Who the hell is he? I checked out imdb and still -- who the hell is he?
He is best known as the star of The Hurt Locker. That film won the Oscar for Best Picture, and he was nominated for Best Actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/22/2011|
It's just the "co-investor" in his house.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/22/2011|
the tone of his comments scream "trying to hard"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/22/2011|
He looks like the reincarnation of Peter Lorre.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/22/2011|
R3, so Details is homophobic now? I thought in the past we said it was pro-gay, and really a gay magazine posing as a straight magazine?
We need to get our theories straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/22/2011|
so Details is homophobic now? I thought in the past we said it was pro-gay, and really a gay magazine posing as a straight magazine?
To be a gay maagzine posing as a straight maagzine, it has to be homophobic. It presents you with all the male muscles and ass and primping tips, it needs to pretend to be antigay.
It's like the high school football captain who mutters to you, "Don't let me catch you looking at me in the showers, gaywad" so he's sure you look at him sensually lathering up and posing in the nude.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/22/2011|
I get the concept, R38, but when I've looked at Details in the past it has usually had pro-gay articles and issues
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/22/2011|
R37, Details and Esquire have often made fun of gay men.
Here's an example from Details: See Link.
Esquire told father's to call their sons "shit-licking faggots".
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/22/2011|
Jeremy is Aout to become an international superstar. He was nominated for an Oscar the last two years. He is being groomed to take over the Mission Impossible franchise. He is Hawkeye in The Avengers. And he is taking over the Bourne movies starting with The Bourne Legacy. I'm his step uncle and am very excited about this upcoming year for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/22/2011|
So is he gay or what, uncle?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/22/2011|
I'm his 6th cousin and he told me he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/22/2011|
Tough guy/cowboy types are the queerest of them all, toots.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/22/2011|
I know a guy who knows another guy who knows the butcher of his 6th cousin and I was told he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/22/2011|
Jeremy's 12th cousin, my 18th cousin said that he heard from our great, great, great, great, great step aunt that he was bi.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/22/2011|
From everythong I've read about him he seems like a humorless twat.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/22/2011|
In other words, R42, because he's going to be a movie star now he can't come out of the closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/22/2011|
The poor guy. People should just leave him alone, like magazine writers.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/22/2011|
Obviously Tom Cruise is rearing that boy the right way!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/22/2011|
At the Oscars a couple of years ago Colin Farrell joked about spooning Jeremy Renner
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/22/2011|
He seems awfully boring-looking to become an international superstar and have three franchises.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/22/2011|
"I'm not going on that train, my son. I'm not going on that train. I'll walk. I'll take a bike."
That literally sounds like Cruise scripted it for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/22/2011|
I haven't read Details magazine in decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/22/2011|
I wasn't aware it had been around that long
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/22/2011|
The lady doth protest too much.
He has NEVER dated??? Not as in codename for sex and obviously no relationships?
Either asexual, gay or both.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/22/2011|
He's such a fuckin' rat face who would care? Of course he's not gay. He just wears low waisted jeans, high heels and carries a poodle because he likes to.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/22/2011|
It's sickening...it's one thing to be a cowardly closet case. It's another to be a homophobic closet case. He can go fuck himself. Along with Scott Caan and Colton Haynes. They're really disgusting pieces of shit. It makes me admire out actors even more.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/22/2011|
Cut him some slack, perhaps he's Catholic. Even the non-molested wait until their parents have passed to begin dating.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/22/2011|
While the laywer his handlers used certainly said some disgusting things R65, Colton Haynes himself has been nothing but publicly "gay-friendly".
I mean perhaps doesn't make a difference to you, but as someone who hates Renner responses her but at least can sympathize with what happened to Haynes it is worth pointing out.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/22/2011|
If Hollywood and its precious actors don't like gay/sexuality rumors... then STOP keeping everyone in the closet.
It fucking pisses me off that the industry doesn't seem to get that it created this whole mess in the first place. It feeds it itself! The more you continue to treat it like it's some career poison, some taboo...then people are going to continue to wonder, speculate and gossip. It's just the way it is.
And of ALL the things people can gossip about, if it's about sexuality - and again, we're talking about grown ass men and women here with protection and publicists, not closeted teens/kids - so the fuck what? There's nothing wrong with being LGBT, so where's the 'insult'? Seriously, there so many more things these people could be concerned about.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/22/2011|
R68...you're full of shit. Haynes publicly stated that the gay rumors about him were motivated by HATE. That's homophobic.
And you cannot divorce him from his lawyer's letter which referred to pictures of two young men kissing as perverted. He had to approve that language. it's ridiculous to act as if he had nothing to do with it. It's being done on HIS behalf.
I think he's incredibly fuckable too, but get your ethics out of your pants. He's been unbelievably homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/22/2011|
R68...and I don't know where you're getting this " incredibly gay-friendly" bullshit. He's never made a single gay positive statement, and shies away from his co-stars when they acknowledge any homoeroticism on the werewolf show. he's done exactly the OPPOSITE.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/22/2011|
"Too busy to date."??
He is way too old to say something that stupid. Besides that, he's damn ugly.
Whatever, he is a good actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/22/2011|
If Bill Clinton could run this country, have a wife and still find time to date...I'm thinking this closet case could take a girl out, once in awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/22/2011|
Shrugs, Colton is part of the Love is Louder campaign (PR crap I know)and he sometimes tweets about pro-gay causes.
I don't recall him doing anything homophobic, but maybe ya'll know things I don't. Anyway, not trying to derail the thread I was stating what I knew from following him.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/22/2011|
Hi, I'm actor Kristoffer Winters, with two f's. Do I look like I smelled cookies?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/22/2011|
He not only sounds homophobic, but stupid. Why would he think it necessary to squeeze verbal dog poop through his odd little teeth in this nasty way?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/22/2011|
Gah! Is he from the future?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/22/2011|
Colton Haynes is not necessarily anti-gay (and of course he is gay anyway), but he did go back into the closet and pretend to be straight AFTER he posed for photos making out with his boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/22/2011|
He's not gay, and nor does he appeal to gays. He has a face only a very determined woman could love.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/22/2011|
I remember there was a thread here on his ass once and the fact that it was considered fairly nice.
Or is that not enough to save him now?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/22/2011|
Well technically I don't have time for dating either, but I just call up for take out.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/22/2011|
Why is anyone surprised? Even if he didn't say it, he sure as hell isn't going to deny it - his handlers won't let him. He's set to take over a major franchise, which means you can't have nosy people speculating about the ginger-haired man you live with.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/23/2011|
"He is way too old to say something that stupid."
He really is - 40 years old actor should know better.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/23/2011|
So what if they co-owned a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/23/2011|
Of course we expect him to deny being gay R82, but we don't expect him to do it in such an insulting way.
Being speculated about being gay is not an insult. I have no tolerance for people who act like it is offensive.
Regardless of whether Renner is closeted or not, that is not cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/23/2011|
Leave him alone. He's just a mama's boy who takes his mom to the Oscars every year. He doesn't have a gf because he only has time for his friends. He's entitled to his closeted life. kapisch!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/23/2011|
He has a low sex drive, in fact...he can't even get it up. Very sad case. I guess he isn't like George, who can afford to hire girlfriends.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/23/2011|
What franchise is he working on?
Remember, the studio wouldn't let Cary Grant live with his boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/23/2011|
Why does Adam Sachs still have a career with DETAILS?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/23/2011|
We completely understand Jeremy Renner's disgust with these rumors. Why is it that America is so prurient it has to make something ugly out of best friends living together, sharing their lives and bank accounts, and creating careers for one another?
We just don't get it.
Signed, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King
(well, dictated by Oprah to Gayle, who typed it out for both)
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/23/2011|
My sister is married to his Dad.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/24/2011|
I remember watching him on Bravo's reality show The It Factor. He was gay then.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/24/2011|
Really, really liked Jeremy in everything I've seen him do.
But my respect for him has gone down considerably. I understand the need for him to be in the closet if he's going to be heading up big movie franchises. Don't necessarily approve, but I do understand it.
But couldn't he have found a nicer way to deny the rumors. Saying it nauseates him, nauseates me.
Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, even Johnny Galecki have found classy ways to deny the gay rumors without insulting gay fans.
You can lie if you want to, but don't insult me in the process.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/24/2011|
True, R96. He could have done what Kellan Lutz did and just say he likes living with gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/24/2011|
If that's not anti-gay, r78, then what is?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/24/2011|
The difference between what you're citing and what's happening w/ Haynes (if that truly is what's going on) is simply a matter of degrees.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/24/2011|
Is a butch faggot such as I to believe that no one has mentioned the fact that Jeremy Renner is/was a MAKEUP Queen who got into acting gigs late in life? The cocksucking Mamma's Boy from Modesto knows how to work her face with product.
How vomitous of Her, the prissy mascaraed over-privileged millionaire, to imply that homosexuality is not to be identified with.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/24/2011|
He's just trying to follow the Kevin Spacey route- DADT. Why this insistance on everyone coming out- he leads a private life. He's a good actor, and a close friend . And he makes me feel tall.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||11/24/2011|
[quote]who got into acting gigs late in life?
that's not true
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/24/2011|
imdb does not provide Renner's real, full bio. For many years, MAKEUP, DECORATING and flipping houses, and LIVING WITH ANOTHER PENISED-PERSON took up his time until wearing makeup and TAKING HIS MOM TO AWARDS SHOWS came along.
What part of "dude is a gay cocksucker who pisses on homosexuality in interviews" do you not get?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/25/2011|
Johnny Galecki denies that he's gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/13/2012|
Jeremy's kept very quiet since he was almost knifed in that gay bar in Thailand. Is he just hoping everyone will forget ?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/21/2012|
I don't think the article ever said he has anything against gay people or that he felt homosexuality was wrong. What it said was he was tired of the rumors. Different things. If someone keeps picking at you about something you'll eventually blow up. He also didn't choke the gut out because he called Renner a f-g, he choked the guy out because he was being a douche to Renner and his sister. And I just love all the people with such strong viewpoints who won't post a name.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/04/2012|
Well Mr. #109, Russell Edwards, privacy is important to a lot of us. Maybe not you. But now that I know you, where you live, how old you are, what kind of car you drive, & how much you make, I'll be sure and not tell anyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/04/2012|
I post here a lot, and always sign my name. I'm not afraid of people knowing who I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/05/2012|
I just have one thng to say. Who cares. He sexy no matter wat
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/06/2012|
Renner could never play a role like Mark Ruffalo did in The Kids Are Alright - having sex and being naked with a woman. He is just about tolerable in action movies, he was a total blank though in The Hurt Locker.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/06/2012|
You know, it's funny how everyone sets their default button on heterosexuality. Let's just assume everyone's straight until we get hard evidence (literally) that they're otherwise. And heaven forbid that anyone be accused of being a shameful degenerate homosexual unless it's beyond a shadow of a doubt.
It's well known that there are careers that homosexual men tend to gravitate towards: decorating, landscaping, hairdressing, ballet dancing and - GASP!!! - acting. Only with acting the business has a very heavy investment in presenting actors as being absolutely straight. But still, you get all these nagging persistent rumors about actors (and no, not just on DL, but all over the net). As the cliche goes "where there's smoke, there's gotta be a fire." As far as acting goes, the burden of proof needs to be that they're straight, not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/09/2012|
Is he gay, lesbian, bisexual, bilingual,monogamist, a transvestite -- who cares? Acting is just that: acting. She's a fine actress, so let's leave her alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/12/2012|
No matter what everyone says, Jeremy Lee Renner is an intense, serious, highly competent actor. Maybe not conventionally beautiful but very competent. He's the NEW Ernest Borgnine. He could also be the new James Cagney. Agree?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/12/2012|
How can I display and read the replies to my comments?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/12/2012|
[quote]imdb does not provide Renner's real, full bio. For many years, MAKEUP, DECORATING and flipping houses, and LIVING WITH ANOTHER PENISED-PERSON took up his time until wearing makeup and TAKING HIS MOM TO AWARDS SHOWS came along
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/12/2012|
Really? He's gay? I never would've known, although his being a fussy dresser might have given it away.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/16/2012|
I thought he was outed accidently by Ted Casablanca and that is why Ted got fired. He forgot to disguise the name in the middle of one of his items and called the subject "Jeremy"..he was let go from E for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/16/2012|
Homosexuals are men who in fifteen years of trying cannot get a pissant antidiscrimination bill through City Council.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/16/2012|
And yet, Jeremy looks so hot on the cover of Details Magazine.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/16/2012|
He looks very very gay on the cover of Details.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/16/2012|
re: 113... not sure about Mark Ruffalo's role in The Kids Are Alright, but apparently you haven't seen Monkey Love or the series The Unusuals... he makes love to his women co-stars in both... not that I understand what that meant in respect to confirming his sexuality...
BTW... since hr's had some time off he has been seen dating women, and not just by paparazzi, I see him at a bar we both frequent to listen to live music... and no it's not a gay bar, but a nice little place in Hollywood... he's been seen taking a female friend with him shopping at a pharmacy in Hollywood too, where they walked around with their arms around each other...
When I met him, he was extremely nice and friendly, someone else said he didn't "ping" when they met him, well he didn't ping in my radar either...
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/23/2012|
Welcome, D-Listed bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/30/2014|
R124, ever heard of the term "fag hag"?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/18/2015|
I've never paid him the compliment to speculate on if he was gay. He's too uninteresting for me to care.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||08/18/2015|
Seems like a guy with short man's syndrome...same as Tom. He is always trying to prove himself as tough and straight. He's a little pocket gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||08/21/2015|
[quote]Seems like a guy with short man's syndrome...same as Tom. He is always trying to prove himself as tough and straight. He's a little pocket gay.
I very much doubt he'd be in the closet if he wasn't a movie star. His niche is turning out to be mostly action films, the genre with probably the most homophobic viewership. So no wonder he's playing it straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||08/21/2015|