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
There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues - and, as a result, nobody went to see those films.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I decided that, somehow, I had to get out of there and go to Hollywood. I had never been to America.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:54]
I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.More Renny Harlin quotes [08/12/2011 05:08:21]
I decided that, somehow, I had to get out of there and go to Hollywood. I had never been to America.More Renny Harlin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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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