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 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:

He was asked to direct Speed (1994), but declined. The film was famously described as "Die Hard (1988) on a bus". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Sven-Ole Thorsen in minor roles. (Predator (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Last Action Hero (1993), and The 13th Warrior (1999)). See more »

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Capricorn

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