Renny Harlin

Film Director / Film Producer / Camera Operator / Actor / Screenwriter | * 03/15/1959 (65) | Riihimäki (Finland)
Renny Harlin (born Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola; 15 March 1959) is a Finnish film director, producer, and screenwriter who has worked in Hollywood, Europe, and China. His best-known films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Deep Blue Sea. Harlin's films have grossed over $520 million in the United States and over $1.2 billion in the worldwide aggregate box office, making him the 151st highest-grossing director in the global film market as of October 2022, and the most internationally successful Finnish filmmaker in terms of revenue. ()
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Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola on March 15, 1959) 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

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Renny Harlin

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
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Movies with Renny Harlin as Actor(14)

as Self (archive footage)2021 The Dinosaur
as Officer Linus (uncredited)2014 The Legend of Hercules
as Replacement Driver2001 Driven
as Worker1999 Deep Blue Sea
as Man's Voice from Ship's Loudspeakers (uncredited) (voice)1986 Born American
as Police officer (uncredited)1981 The Breakthrough

Movies with Renny Harlin as Crew(53)

Directing/Director2024 The Strangers: Chapter 1
Directing/Director2023 Carrier
Production/Producer2023 Carrier
Directing/Director2023 Inspector Palmu
Writing/Writer2023 Inspector Palmu
Directing/Director2023 The Strangers: Chapter 2
Directing/Director2023 The Strangers: Chapter 3
Directing/Director2023 The Refuge
Production/Producer2023 The Refuge
Directing/Director2022 The Bricklayer
Directing/Director2021 Reunion 3: Singles Cruise
Writing/Screenplay2021 Reunion 3: Singles Cruise
Directing/Director2021 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
Directing/Director2004 Mindhunters
Production/Executive Producer2004 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/Executive Producer1994 The Foot Shooting Party
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
Crew/Stunt Double1986 Born American
Directing/Director1986 Born American
Writing/Screenplay1986 Born American
Directing/Director1979 Custody
Writing/Writer1979 Custody

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

Born: Sunday, 03/15 1959 (March) in Riihimäki (Finland) (current age: 65 years + 39 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN), Finnish (FI, native language)
Educated at: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Alppila Upper Secondary School
Spouses (current/former): Geena Davis
Other names for Renny Harlin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ренні Харлін"
"Lauri Harjola"
"Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola"
Renny Harlin frequently works together with these people:
Dee D (10x, Crew)
Brian Jennings (7x, Crew)
Geena Davis (6x, Actress)
Sylvester Stallone (5x, Actor)
Robert Englund (5x, Actor)
Trevor Rabin (5x, Crew)
Matt Nix (5x, Crew)
Bryan Bertino (5x, Crew)
Markus Selin (5x, Crew)
Portia Tickell (5x, Crew)
Kane Hodder (4x, Actor)
Charlie Picerni (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7302, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/11/2024