of this year's Academy Award-winner for "Best Picture" would like to
meet Vice President Joe Biden. His reason? The veep looks
"kind of punchy."
Jeremy Renner, who plays a military bomb
squad leader in the six-time Oscar-winning flick "The Hurt Locker"
revealed his admiration for Biden to ITK last summer during screening
of the film for veterans and military families.
"If I were to meet a politician, I would love to meet Joe Biden ... He reminds me of my father [and] of my godfather — he's affable and kind of punchy, and I think it would be a really fun meeting."
Renner said he's not a
big fan of politics, but that's "probably because I don't understand
why he chose Biden over President
Barack Obama, the young actor responded, "I might have better
luck at meeting
Joe Biden than President Obama."
might have been true last summer. But now, with the year's most
acclaimed film under his belt, Renner's got a lot more than luck going
vice president's office declined to say whether Biden might consider
inviting the cast of "The Hurt Locker" for a visit, but a spokesman said they were "happy about the win."