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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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[on what Ján Kadár taught him while at AFI] What he used to make me memorize was the shots. He'd say, "Ok, learn that movie!" - by learn that movie he meant; you sit down with a bunch of pile of paper and pencils and write - shot for shot - the movie from memory. I learned a bunch of movies that way. I learned (1963) that way which is a very complex film. I learned A Clockwork Orange (... See more »


Was a candidate to direct Batman Forever (1995) before Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton. See more »


Often works with Australian cinematographers Donald McAlpine, Dean Semler, Peter Menzies Jr. and Steve Mason. See more »

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