He found the role a challenge to cope with after he had finished shooting and seeing how Dahmer killed seventeen victims.
His performance was well received, and he gained a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male.
In October 2014, Renner starred as journalist Gary Webb in the Focus Features film Kill the Messenger, based on Webb's book Dark Alliance. As well as acting, Renner is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer.
Early in his acting career, he performed in the Sons of Ben.
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In 2002, Renner starred in a leading role in Dahmer, as the eponymous serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer.Renner was also featured in the ensemble cast of David O.Russell's dramedy American Hustle based on the controversial FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Renner also had a small (though uncredited) role in skateboard film Lords of Dogtown as the manager of Emile Hirsch's character.In 2006, he starred with Ginnifer Goodwin in Love Comes to the Executioner.