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
I went out to some advertising agencies and asked if I could do anything.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My very, very first professional job was when I was 19 years old - I got a job doing an educational industrial film on Shell Motor Oil's oil products. I really put my heart into it - I wrote a script for it, I did a lot of research.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:27]
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]
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 [08/12/2011 05:08:14]
It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for a feature film in Finland. It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule at that point in the early '80s.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:21]

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