Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner's Golden Moments
Jeremy: I think people definitely treat me a little bit differently. Men and women, both. It's all over the place.
Ben: Do you feel different? The Academy Awards represent the thing that you work your whole life for.
Jeremy: See, I didn't. Maybe I did in the back of my head, but I never had the dream that a statue was going to define who I was. I love the idea of that. I want to do the work that got me that.
Ben: Do you have any satisfaction, any of that feeling that says, "That feels really good"?
Jeremy: Oh yeah, when they announced, I didn't think that it was going to mean that much. But it was the most pure high you could ever feel. I'm sure you felt it. But for me, at 39 and doing it for 20 years, it was just exhilarating. My face hurt, I couldn't stop smiling for a week. Then there was a terrible crash that happened and I just cried for three hours. Now, what I really kind of take away from it—'cause we've already won in so many ways for this little movie—is how lucky am I?