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Renny Harlin

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood. Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish ... See full bio »

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3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Director
Cliffhanger Producer
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea Director
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Jue di tao wang Director


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 2014 The Legend of Hercules (producer)
 2013 Devil's Pass (producer)
 2011 5 Days of War (producer)
 2011 The Resident (executive producer)
 2004 Mindhunters (executive producer)
 2001 Driven (producer)
 1999 Blast from the Past (producer)
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (producer)
 1995 Cutthroat Island (producer)
 1994 The Foot Shooting Party (Short) (executive producer)
 1994 Speechless (producer)
 1993-1994 Gladiaattorit (TV Series) (producer - 53 episodes)
- Episode #3.15 (1994) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.14 (1994) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.13 (1994) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.12 (1994) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.11 (1994) ... (producer)
 1993 Cliffhanger (producer)
 1991 Angel City (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Rambling Rose (producer)
 1988 Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981 Prinsessa joka nukkui 100 vuotta (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981 Kohtauspaikka 33 (TV Short documentary) (producer)
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DVD commentary for Cliffhanger. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Lauri Harjola


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

"Soon, a hundred million dollars is going to be a normal budget for an action picture. That size picture is in the works at every studio." (Precognitively, after seeing Terminator 2 (1991), USA Today, August 1, 1991). See more »


Some of his favorite movies are Rosemary's Baby (1968), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Apocalypse Now (1979), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Cinema Paradiso (1988). See more »


Includes references to Finland, his country of birth [Finland]

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