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John McTiernan


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), Last Action Hero (1993) 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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Known For

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

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

In a criminal-wiretapping case filed by the U.S. District Attorney for Los Angeles, John McTiernan plead guilty to lying to F.B.I. agents about requesting to have Anthony Pellicano investigate producer Charles Roven during production of Rollerball (2002). Sentenced to four months in federal prison on 09/24/07, plea was withdrawn and restated as innocent since statement had been given to FBI when ... 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 »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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