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Jean Reno Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 July 1948Casablanca, French Protectorate of Morocco [now Morocco]
Birth NameJuan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work, Jean Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce, and he had two children with each of them. He keeps homes in Paris and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (3)

Zofia Borucka (29 July 2006 - present) (1 child)
Nathalie Dyszkiewicz (1996 - 2001) (divorced) (2 children)
Genevieve Reno (1977 - 1995) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Low-key, raspy voice

Trivia (20)

His parents were born in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz (Spain) and they left Casablanca to go to France when Jean was 12 years old.
His mother died when he was an adolescent.
Lives in Paris with his two children and his wife, a model.
Daughter born in Paris, France [June 1998]
Turned down the role of Agent Smith in the The Matrix (1999) to do Godzilla (1998)
He has twice played characters whose occupation of "cleaner" - psychotic Victor the Cleaner (Victor nettoyeur) in La Femme Nikita (1990), and the calm assassin Léon in Léon: The Professional (1994).
He has two children from his first marriage to Geneviève: Sandra (b. 1978) and Mickael (b. 1980)
He met his second wife, model Nathalie, on the Champs Elysées (Paris biggest avenue)
He has two children with Nathalie: Tom (b. 1996) and Serena (b. 1998)
He had a role in every play of stage director Didier Flamand from 1977 to 1981, and then had the lead role in Flamand's first short movie The Screw (1993).
Due to his tall, hulking frame, he most played villainous brutes early on in his career. Thanks to his skills as an actor, he has broken away from this stereotype and has played everything from romantic-comedy leads to action heroes.
Plays Bezu Fache in The Da Vinci Code (2006). Before that film was made, Harvey Keitel played a similar role in National Treasure (2004), which also deals with historical secrets being kept by ancient societies, including the Knights Templar. Keitel also played The Cleaner in Point of No Return (1993), which was a remake of La Femme Nikita (1990), in which Reno played the Cleaner.
Mentioned by name in song "Cosmopolitan" by Vincent Delerm.
Former student of the Cours Simon.
Married model and actress Zofia Borucka at the city hall of Les Baux-de-Provence, France. His best men were France's President, then Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy and singer Johnny Hallyday (29 July 2006).
Speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Father with Zofia Borucka of a boy named Cielo (b. July 2009 in New York).
Is reported to be an ISFP according to Jungian psychology.
Appearing in television ads for Toyota in Japan. [August 2005]
He is appearing on UPS adverts in Britain and Europe as a man re-visiting his past and meeting himself at certain ages, promoting UPS services simultaneously. [March 2006]

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