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Reno at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez
30 July 1948
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez (born 30 July 1948), known as Jean Reno, is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian, and appeared in films such as Crimson Rivers, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Ronin, Les visiteurs, The Big Blue, and Léon: The Professional.
Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco. His parents were Spanish, natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, and had moved to North Africa to find work and escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. He learned Spanish from his parents, and Arabic and French growing up in Morocco.
At the age of 17, he moved to France, where he studied acting in the Cours Simon School of Drama. When he moved to France, he served in the French Army, which was mandatory after his family gained its French citizenship.
Reno first married Geneviève, with whom he has a daughter and a son. Reno's second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he has a son and a daughter also.
On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the third time, to another Polish model and actress, Zofia Borucka, 35, at the city hall of Baux-de-Provence in southern France. The presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man (Reno endorsed Sarkozy for the 2007 French presidential election). Zofia and Reno have two sons. Reno maintains homes in Paris, Malaysia and Los Angeles.
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