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Renny Harlin

Crew | * 03/15/1959 (60) | Riihimäki, Finland
Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola; 15 March 1959) is a Finnish film director, producer and screenwriter. His films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea. Harlin's movies have earned $525,410,873 in the United States and $1,160,546,146 in the worldwide aggregate box office as of October 2016, making him the 115th highest-grossing director in the global film market. His film Cutthroat Island held the Guinness world record for "Biggest Box-Office Flop of All Time". He shared a similar fate 20 years later with the film, "Legend of the Ancient Sword" in China. ()
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Renny Harlin born Lauri Mauritz Harjola, is a Finnish film director and producer, known for directing many action and horror movies. Harlin, best known for directing Die Hard 2, is a 4-time nominee for the infamous Golden Raspberry Award for worst film directing. He is, however, 86th on the list of highest grossing directors of all time (based on U.S. domestic gross revenue).

Most frequent genres for this person: Thriller | Action | Drama

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Movies with Renny Harlin as Actor(9)

Movies with Renny Harlin as Crew(37)

Directing/Director2019 The Misfits
Directing/Director2019 Bodies at Rest
Directing/Director2018 Legend of the Ancient Sword
Directing/Director2016 Skiptrace
Directing/Director2014 The Legend of Hercules
Production/Producer2014 The Legend of Hercules
Writing/Writer2014 The Legend of Hercules
Directing/Director2013 The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Production/Producer2013 The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Production/Executive Producer2011 The Resident
Directing/Director2011 5 Days of War
Production/Producer2011 5 Days of War
Directing/Director2009 12 Rounds
Directing/Director2007 Cleaner
Directing/Director2006 The Covenant
Directing/Director2004 Exorcist: The Beginning
Production/Executive Producer2004 Mindhunters
Directing/Director2004 Mindhunters
Directing/Director2001 Driven
Production/Producer2001 Driven
Production/Producer1999 Blast from the Past
Directing/Director1999 Deep Blue Sea
Production/Executive Producer1996 Mistrial
Directing/Director1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Production/Producer1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Directing/Director1995 Cutthroat Island
Production/Producer1995 Cutthroat Island
Production/Producer1994 Speechless
Directing/Director1993 Cliffhanger
Production/Producer1993 Cliffhanger
Production/Producer1991 Rambling Rose
Directing/Director1990 Die Hard 2
Directing/Director1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Directing/Director1987 Prison
Directing/Director1986 Born American
Writing/Screenplay1986 Born American

TV Shows/Series with Renny Harlin as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2013 Graceland
Directing/Director2010 Covert Affairs
Directing/Director2009 White Collar
Directing/Director2007 Burn Notice
Directing/Director1993 Gladiaattorit

Additional Information

Born: Sunday, 03/15 1959 (March) in Riihimäki (current age: 60 years + 72 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN), Finnish (FI, native language)
Educated at: University of Helsinki, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Spouses (current/former): Geena Davis
Partner (current/former): Laura Dern
Other names for Renny Harlin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ренні Харлін"
"Lauri Harjola"
"Lauri Mauritz Harjola"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7302, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019