Flashback: Jeremy Renner looks so young in this '90s interview!

Flashback: Jeremy Renner Looks So Young in This '90s Interview!

Happy birthday, Jeremy Renner! The two-time Oscar-nominated actor and our beloved Hawkeye turns 44 on Wednesday, so we're taking a trip back to the '90s when Renner was just 25 years old.

In 1996, Renner starred in a lesser-known murder mystery TV movie, A Nightmare Come True, where he played the son of a husband mistreating his wife until she disappears –all based on true events.

"It really doesn't surprise me that this is true," Renner told ET after reading the script. "I find out the true story and I'm like, you know what? I buy it. I don't doubt it. People are nuts. They're nuts."

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Rocking the signature male '90s uniform -- a plaid button down shirt and long flowing hair -- Jeremy told us the challenges he faced while filming to ensure he doesn't give away the ending.

"I really gotta pretend I don't know what's going on, especially with circumstances that happen. I think that's a little more challenging than other rules, I think. Because other big events happen, and you have to pretend that they really haven't – but that's acting, that's what I get paid for."

Like a fine wine, Renner only got better with age. Since A Nightmare Come True, he went on to star in major films like The Hurt Locker, American Hustle, The Town, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol – just to name a few! He returns as Hawkeye in the Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1st.

Check out this video for a truly 90s moment with Jeremy Renner!

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