John McTiernan


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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), Rollerball (2002) 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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Die Hard Director
(1988)
Rollerball Director
(2002)
Predator Director
(1987)
Last Action Hero Director
(1993)

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on learning what a film was] I went about it like it was reverse engineering. I knew that I had to go and learn what a movie was, not just my experience of going and watching a movie. So I went and sat in Truffaut's Day for Night (1973), watched it for three days straight, eight hours at a time and memorized it shot-for-shot. I got past the story, all the original and secondary experience, so I ... See more »

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Was offered the chance to direct Commando (1985), but turned it down. He worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger later on Predator (1987) and Last Action Hero (1993). See more »

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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 »

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Capricorn

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