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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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6' (1.83 m)
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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 »

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Was offered the chance to direct Commando (1985), but turned it down. He worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger later with the film Predator (1987). See more »

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Known for directing violent, high-energy action-adventures (Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990)). See more »

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Capricorn

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