Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin

Director of 'Die Hard 2' (1990)
Renny Harlin has established himself as one of the industry's most renowned filmmakers. Harlin's initial success came with Nightmare on Elm Street IV: The Dream Master which, at the time of its release, was the highest-grossing independent film to date.He next directed the hit sequel Die Hard 2: Die Harder and, in 1993, Harlin produced and directed the Sylvester Stallone blockbuster Cliffhanger, which grossed more than $270,000,000 worldwide, establishing Harlin as a leading action director.The director/producer (under his own company banner, Midnight Sun Pictures) is currently producing Blast from the Past, starring Alicia Silverstone, Brendan Fraser, Sissy Spacek and Christopher Walken, as well as a documentary about photographer Peter Beard. Midnight Sun will also produce the upcoming Formula One, a race-car epic based on the life of driving champion Ayrton Senna, and Primal (working title) for Warner Bros. later next year. Harlin debuted as a producer on the critically acclaimed Rambling Rose, which received Oscar nominations for both Best Actress (Laura Dern) and Best Supporting Actress (Diane Ladd). The filmmaker's additional credits include directing and producing Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight and producing Speechless.Source: filmbug.com
You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This was in '79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:54]
Several times we were stranded in strange places without any money and with our credit cards cancelled - trapped in a hotel that we couldn't check out of because we had no money to check out.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've continued to always keep in mind having a healthy does of that in Hollywood, now that I am part of the system and obviously have to follow the way the system works - you still have to have that crazy determination.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:06]

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