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Renny Harlin

Finnish Film Director and Film Producer
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Born Mar 15, 1959
Age 57
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Other Names Harjola, Lauri Ma...

Renny Harlin is a Finnish-American film director and producer. He is best known for Die Hard 2 (1990), Cliffhanger (1993), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and Deep Blue Sea (1999). His film Cutthroat Island (1995) is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest box office flop of all time.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1959 Birth Born on March 15, 1959.

TWENTIES

1982 23 Years Old Later, he worked as a buyer for a Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles in 1982. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old In the same year, 1988, he got a job from New Line Cinema to direct A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) after meeting producer Robert Shaye, who at the first didn't want Harlin to direct the film. … Read More

THIRTIES

1992 33 Years Old The film won Best Feature at the 1992 Independent Spirit Awards and earned its star and Harlin's then-partner Laura Dern a Best Actress Oscar nomination at the 1992 Academy Awards.

FORTIES

2005 46 Years Old Harlin's next project after Driven was to be a movie adaptation of the Ray Bradbury short story A Sound of Thunder, but Harlin left the project after a disagreement with Bradbury. Although the director was changed, Harlin was credited as a producer when the finished film was released in 2005. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old In 2006, Harlin collaborated with Markus Selin to direct a biopic of the Finnish President and Marshall of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, but budget constraints put the project on hold. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 the Mannerheim film project resumed temporarily and Harlin returned to Finland. … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 50 Years Old In 2009, Harlin directed an independent war film in Georgia. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old In April 2012, it was announced that Harlin would direct Devil's Pass set in Russia’s Ural Mountains. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old On February 4, 2013, it was announced that Harlin would direct The Legend of Hercules, which opened in theatres on January 10, 2014. … Read More
2014 55 Years Old On May 19, 2014, Harlin was set to direct the action comedy film Skiptrace, with Jackie Chan set to star along with Seann William Scott and Fan Bingbing. … Read More
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