Renny Harlin


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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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Die Hard 2 Director
(1990)
Cliffhanger Producer
(1993)
Deep Blue Sea Director
(1999)
Skiptrace Director
(2016)

Filmography

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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 Kohtauspaikka 33 (TV Short documentary) (producer)
 1981 Prinsessa joka nukkui 100 vuotta (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (11 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (60 credits)
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Other Works:

DVD commentary for Exorcist: The Beginning. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Lauri Harjola

Height:

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: Judgment Day (1991), USA Today, August 1, 1991). See more »

Trivia:

He got a medal ("Kultainen ansiomerkki") from Finnish WWII veterans in 2004. He helped to organize "Kiitoksen paikka" concert which collected money to secure treatment and help to the old war veterans. Harlin said that helping the defenders of Finland is much more important that his other achievements. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Pisces

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