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Creator / Jean Reno

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"I first decided to become an actor at school. A teacher gave us a play to do and that had a major impact. At first, I wanted to work in the theatre, but there was something about the ambience of film, especially American films, that always attracted me."

Need a badass with a deep voice and an authentic French accent? Call for Jean Reno!

Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez (born July 30, 1948 in Casablanca, Morocco), francized to "Jean" and shortened to "Reno", is a French actor of Spanish descent.

His parents came from Andalusia, they moved to Morocco when it was a Spanish protectorate to avoid The Franco Regime. He moved to France when he was seventeen, francized his name and studied acting at the prestigious Cours Simon acting school in Paris.

His multiple collaborations with Luc Besson in The '80s and early '90s gained him much notice in France and abroad. The Big Blue and the one-two-punch of The Professional (as Hitman with a Heart Léon) and Les Visiteurs (as time-travelling medieval knight Godefroy de Montmirail) achieved to cement him as a national star.

He's been married three times and has six children.

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