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Jeremy Renner: Daddy duties before career

Jeremy Renner believes fatherhood has changed his perspective on "a lot of things".

The 44-year-old actor has daughter Ava, two, with his estranged wife Sonni Pacheco. While the couple are currently going through a messy divorce, Jeremy adores being a father - even though it has impacted his film career.

"[Fatherhood] really kind of, it changed my perspective on a lot of things," he admitted during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. "It’s kind of screwed my career in a lot of ways. Because I don’t really care about [my career] so much, because I care about her so much. She's like number one in my life. And now I get to do movies on the side."

Jeremy has had a great career in the industry, having starred in The Hurt Locker, The Bourne Legacy and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. When he's away filming big-screen productions, such as upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, he does his best to spend as much quality time with his little girl as possible.

"Yeah, I do a lot of flights back. I did like 40 flights back. From London to here, pretty much every other week," he confessed. "[I] see her sometimes for eight hours and then fly back."

But despite all the trans-Atlantic flights, Jeremy wouldn't have it any other way.

"Daddy's my best role to date, I think," he smiled.

The star married Canadian model Sonni in January last year. But by December she had filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".

Both parties have thrown accusations at each other through the courts since, but earlier this month it was reported that they had reached a settlement.

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