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Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola; 15 March 1959) is a Finnish film director and producer. His films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea.Harlin's movies have earned $506,543,064 in the United States as of January 2013, making him the 87th highest-grossing director in the American market. His film Cutthroat Island held the Guinness world record for "Biggest Box-Office Flop of All Time". Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 15, 1959
Birth place: Riihimäki, Finland
Height:6' 4" (1.93 m)
Profession:Director, Producer, Actor
Spouse:Geena Davis
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1"Don't Look Now" is his favorite film.
2In 1997 he was going to direct Frequency (2000) for New Line Cinema, but allegedly the film got in trouble after Sylvester Stallone asked too much for playing the lead. Eventually film was directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Dennis Quaid.
3On May 29, 1991 Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat wrote that Finnish director Renny Harlin had signed a contract with Paramount to direct the new film adaptation of The Saint (1997) with Robert Evans producing. Eventually the film was directed by Phillip Noyce.
4In a interview film in 1990 Harlin told about his future projects. He was going to shoot after "Die Hard 2" (1990) a modern remake of Humphrey Bogart film "Key Largo" (1948). Film was titled "Gale Force", but was never made. After "Gale Force" he was going to film "Torpedo" titled gangster film which would have been set in 1939 New York, but this film was never made either. He dreamed it would have become his "Godfather" film.After those two films he planned to make the "Fade" with Steven Spielberg producing. Film would have told a story about teenage boy growing up in a small town in 1940's. Spielberg had offered him the film by sending him the book the script was based on.
5Mario Kassar and Renny made two films together, Cliffhanger (1993) and Cutthroat Island (1995). Cliffhanger (1993) resulted to a box office success while Cutthroat Island (1995) on the other hand resulted to a massive flopped. Which also resulted that Mario's production company Carolco Pictures bankrupted because of the loss of money for the film.
6His film Cutthroat Island (1995) resulted in as a massive failure because of the loss of money. The budget of the film was $92 million however the box office of the film was $10,017,322. As a result, the executive producer of the film Mario Kassar's production company, Carolco Pictures declared bankruptcy. This film also earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest loss of money for a film company ever.
7Was offered the chance to direct GoldenEye (1995) but turned it down because he felt he had made enough sequels.
8Mario Kassar thought Harlin was ideal director for "Gale Force," a film about hurricanes and starring Sylvester Stallone. After Harlin didn't accept the first offer, Kassar started offering more and more money, and in its way, it changed the pay scale of Hollywood directors. "Gale Force" was never made but, instead, Harlin directed Cliffhanger (1993).
9Worked as an commercial and company film director before directing his first feature film.
10As a child he went to see Alfred Hitchcock films with his mother.
11One of his favorite movies is The Wild Bunch (1969).
12A 14-year-old Renny Harlin wanted to became a film director after he saw Don Siegel and Charles Bronson in Helsinki while they were making the film Telefon (1977).
13In 2006, Harlin was hired to direct a biography of Finnish Marshall and president Gustaf Mannerheim. The film is going to be produced by his old friend Markus Selin who produced his first film. The two men had announced initial plans as early as 2001. For a long time, there were major problems with funding, and the production was stopped. However, now the film has been rescheduled, and Mikko Nousiainen has been named as the leading star. The budget is estimated to be at around 10-14 million euros, which would make it the most expensive movie in Finnish film history.
14Thinks The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) is his best film.
15Said that Deep Blue Sea (1999) was the most difficult film he had ever made (1999).
16Was offered to direct Speed (1994) but turned it down. Job went to Jan de Bont. The film was financially successful.
17Was originally slated to direct Outlander (2008).
18Does a director's commentary for the DVDs of every single one of his movies.
19He got a medal ("Kultainen ansiomerkki") from Finnish WWII veterans in 2004. He helped to organize "Kiitoksen paikka" concert which collected money to secure treatment and help to the old war veterans. Harlin said that helping the defenders of Finland is much more important that his other achievements.
20He is a friend of Sylvester Stallone.
21In 2001, he bought an apartment from former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine.
22Was perhaps the first mainstream, American-based filmmaker to use Toronto for big-budget locational and shooting purposes (something that has become very commonplace for American films nowadays) with his film The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).
23Had 2 films open one week apart in 1990: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Die Hard 2 (1990).
24Edited his 1990 Fox films The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Die Hard 2 (1990) at the same time.
25Father of child born (in August 1997) to personal assistant Tiffany Bowne, who worked with the director on Speechless (1994), Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).
26When he was starting out in Hollywood, he would travel via the city bus system with reels of his work to show studio executives.
27Worked on Alien³ (1992) for over a year and asked to leave the project after not being satisfied with any script and wanted to do something completely different, and the next day was offered The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) by Joel Silver.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Mannerheim700,000 EUR
Cutthroat Island (1995)$3,000,000
Cliffhanger (1993)$3,000,000
Die Hard 2 (1990)$750,000
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)$100,000
Born American (1986)$10,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Includes references to Finland, his country of birth [Finland]


Quotes

#Quote
1[on writing for Hollywood] I don't want accidents I want disasters. I don't want dirt, I want filth. I don't want a storm, I want a hurricane. I don't want fear, I want panic. I don't want suspense, I want terror. I don't want humor, I want hysteria.
2In Europe, film making is perceived as an art form with marginal business possibilities, and in the US, film making is a business with marginal artistic possibilities.
3"Soon, a hundred million dollars is going to be a normal budget for an action picture. That size picture is in the works at every studio." (Precognitively, after seeing Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), USA Today, August 1, 1991).


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Titra Film AwardNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film FestivalThe Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)
1992Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureRambling Rose (1991)
1991Lifetime Achievement JussiJussi Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Legend of Hercules (2014)
2013Narcisse AwardNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film FestivalBest Feature FilmThe Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorExorcist: The Beginning (2004)· Paul Schrader
2002Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorDriven (2001)
2001Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)Driven (2001)
1996Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorCutthroat Island (1995)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureCliffhanger (1993)· Alan Marshall
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
1990International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmPrison (1987)
1989International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
1988Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legend of the Ancient Swordpre-production
Jue di tao wang2016
The Legend of Hercules2014
Graceland2013TV Series 3 episodes
Devil's Pass2013
Covert Affairs2012TV Series 1 episode
White Collar2012TV Series 1 episode
Burn Notice2011-2012TV Series 4 episodes
5 Days of War2011
12 Rounds2009
Cleaner2007
The Covenant2006
Exorcist: The Beginning2004
Mindhunters2004
Driven2001
T.R.A.X.2000TV Movie
Deep Blue Sea1999
Making the Video1999TV Series documentary video "Deepest Bluest"
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996
Cutthroat Island1995
Gladiaattorit1994TV Series
Cliffhanger1993
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990
Die Hard 21990
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master1988
Prison1987
Born American1986
Kohtauspaikka 331981TV Short documentary as Lauri Harjola
Huostaanotto1980Short as Lauri Harjola

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Hercules2014producer
Devil's Pass2013producer
5 Days of War2011producer
The Resident2011executive producer
Mindhunters2004executive producer
Driven2001producer
Blast from the Past1999producer
Mistrial1996TV Movie executive producer
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996producer
Cutthroat Island1995producer
Gladiaattorit1994TV Series producer
The Foot Shooting Party1994Short executive producer
Speechless1994producer
Cliffhanger1993producer
Rambling Rose1991producer
Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy1988Video short executive producer - uncredited
Prinsessa joka nukkui 100 vuotta1981Short executive producer - uncredited
Kohtauspaikka 331981TV Short documentary producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Hercules2014Officer Linus
12 Rounds2009Air Traffic Control (voice, uncredited)
Driven2001Replacement Driver
Susi rajalla2000TV SeriesEtsivä Multanen
Deep Blue Sea1999Worker (uncredited)
Cutthroat Island1995Pirate with Rifle (uncredited)
Raptori Moe!1990Vieraileva tähti Café Metropolissa
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master1988Student in Classroom (uncredited)
Born American1986Man's Voice from Ship's Loudspeakers (voice, uncredited)
Läpimurto1981ShortPoliisi (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Hercules2014
Gladiaattorit1994TV Series writer
Prison1987uncredited
Born American1986written by
Huostaanotto1980Short as Lauri Harjola

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jos minä olisin aikuinen1981Short as Lauri Harjola
Posliinikissa1981Short as Lauri Harjola

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Läpimurto1981Short assistant camera - as Lauri Harjola

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born American1986stunt double - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teit meistä kauniin2016thanks
The Italian Key2011very special thanks
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentary producers gratefully acknowledge - 1 episode
When Sharks Attack!1999TV Short documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various Characters
Yökylässä Maria Veitola2015TV SeriesHimself
Posse2014TV SeriesHimself
Hard Time, the Making of Prison2013Video documentary shortHimself
Decoding Die Hard2013Video documentaryHimself
Fear Himself: The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger2012Video shortHimself
Arto Nyberg2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
Alien 3: Enhancement Pods2010Video documentaryHimself
Ajankohtainen kakkonen2010TV SeriesHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself - Director
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
The Continuing Adventures of John McClane2007Video documentary shortHimself
Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant2007Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Mindhunter
Mindhunters: A Director's Walk Through Crime Town2005Video shortHimself
Mindhunters: Stunt Sequence2005Video shortHimself
Profiling 'Mindhunters'2005Video shortHimself
Exorcist: The Beginning - Behind the Scenes2005Video documentary shortHimself
4Pop2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience2004TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV3 Live: Kiitoksen paikka-konsertti2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Special Guest
Yokotai2004TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Alien³'2003Video documentaryHimself
Kirvesmiehet2001TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
A Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Sharks of the Deep Blue Sea1999Video documentary shortHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk1999TV SeriesHimself
Joonas Hytönen show1999TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimself
When Sharks Attack!1999TV Short documentaryHimself
Johtaja Uuno Turhapuro - pisnismies1998Himself
Gomorron1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
Movie Magic1994-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
A Night to Die for1995TV Short documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger1993TV Short documentaryHimself
Hyvät herrat1992TV SeriesHimself
Ringside1992Documentary
Slash & Burn: The Freddy Krueger Story1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 15th Annual Women in Film Crystal Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2'1990TV Short documentaryHimself
Die Hard 2: Breaking the Ice1990Video shortHimself
Die Hard 2: Interview with Renny Harlin1990Video shortHimself
Die Hard 2: The Bad Guys - Villains' Profile1990Video shortHimself
Luonteita: Renny Harlin1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ruutulippu1990TV SeriesHimself (2000-2005)
The Making of 'Die Hard 2'1990Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV'1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV-uutiset ja sää1986TV SeriesHimself
A-studio1985TV SeriesHimself
Kohtauspaikka 331981TV Short documentaryHimself (voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryStudent in Classroom
Lamastalgia2010TV SeriesHimself
Arto Nyberg2007TV SeriesHimself

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