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John McTiernan


John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Predator (1987). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, Donna Dubrow and Carol Land. See full bio »

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Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard Director
(1988)
Predator
Predator Director
(1987)
The Hunt for Red October
(1990)

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Last Action Hero (1993) was the worst time I've ever had in this business. (...) The whole thing would have profited from a little more digestion. The movie, from the moment the studio said they wanted to do it until it was in the theatres, was nine-and-a-half months. Which was a month too short. In hindsight, we were arrogant, too. (...) It was something like three weeks from the end of shooting... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the chance to direct Die Hard 2 (1990) in order to direct The Hunt for Red October (1990). He later directed Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), the next entry in the "Die Hard" film series. See more »

Trademark:

Often shows characters speaking in a foreign, unsubtitled language. According to McTiernan, this habit comes from the countless foreign films he saw as a student. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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