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

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Sentenced to federal prison to serve a one-year term for lying to FBI agents, after losing his appeal of his conviction in 2010 (January 15, 2013). See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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