John McTiernan

John McTiernan

During his relatively brief career as a director of mainstream features, John McTiernan has established himself as a master craftsman notable for his almost Hitchcockian ability to create suspense and keep action moving at an exhilarating pace. McTiernan has been involved with theatrical arts for most of his life. His father was an opera singer, and McTiernan made his theatrical debut at age seven playing bit roles in his father's shows.After high school he became involved with summer stock, where he directed, acted, and designed until attended Julliard and New York University, where he studied film. He then became designer and technical director at the Manhattan School of Music. McTiernan went on to make over 200 television commercials before making his feature film debut by directing the fantasy horror movie Nomads (1985). He next directed Predator (1987), a thriller featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. McTiernan is most famous for his next film, 1988's blockbuster actioner Die Hard. Since then, he has continued making fast-paced, suspenseful films.Source:
To find a script that works with provocative ideas is hard to find.More John McTiernan quotes [07/28/2011 04:07:47]
Before I did any action movies, I did a couple of thrillers. That's hung around for me.More John McTiernan quotes [07/28/2011 04:07:00]
You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas.More John McTiernan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thrillers are an enormous amount of fun for filmmakers.More John McTiernan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas.More John McTiernan quotes [07/28/2011 04:07:01]

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