John McTiernan


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John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Rollerball (2002) and Last Action Hero (1993). 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 Director
(1988)
Rollerball Director
(2002)
Last Action Hero Director
(1993)
Predator Director
(1987)

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Gail Sistrunk | See more »

Children:

McTiernan, John "Jack" Clarence | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on his approach to filmmaking] I worked for Ján Kadár, the great Czech filmmaker. If you read Hemingway, half of the information you get is in this style of how he tells you, his prose style. It's not literally the events he recounts, it's how he recounts them, which appears to be obsessively simple in nature. There's a hint to what people are thinking, but he doesn't go off into these vast ... See more »

Trivia:

McTiernan is one of only two directors with films on both the IMBb Top 250 and Bottom 100. Die Hard (1988) is on the Top 250, while Rollerball (2002) is the on the Bottom 100. The only other director to accomplish this feat is Guy Ritchie. See more »

Trademark:

Films often feature lens flare (Die Hard (1988) even had a sound effect synced up to a flare). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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