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Encyclopedia > Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin (born Lauri Mauritz Harjola on March 15, 1959 in Riihimäki, Finland) is a film director and producer mostly known for action movies. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riihimäki (literally Drying barn height in English) is a town and municipality in the south of Finland, about 69 km north of Helsinki and 109 km southeast of Tampere. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... Movie poster for Die Another Day, the 20th James Bond movie. ...


Harlin moved to the U.S. in the mid 1980s and initially started directing low-budget films. Harlin gained attention after directing A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, which proved to be a success. His next film, the Andrew Dice Clay film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane failed at the box office, but Harlin achieved financial success with Die Hard 2. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Andrew Dice Clay (born September 29, 1957) is an American comedian and actor. ... The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 comedy adventure film starring controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay as Ford Fairlane. ... Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the second Die Hard movie, was released on Wednesday, July 4, 1990 and starred Bruce Willis as cop John McClane. ...


He revived the career of Sylvester Stallone with the 1993 hit "Cliffhanger" but 1995's infamous Cutthroat Island proved to be such a box-office flop that the company that produced it, Carolco, went out of business soon afterwards. Harlin was set to direct the film Alien3 and worked on it for over a year but later backed out due to dissatisfaction with the script. Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City) is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... An action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and including John Lithgow as a key villain. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. ... Carolco Pictures, Inc. ... Alien 3 DVD cover Alien³ is a science fiction/horror movie that opened May 22, 1992. ...


Harlin married actress Geena Davis in 1993 and, interestingly, he cast her as the lead in some of his films, including Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight. They were later divorced in 1998 and in interviews Davis has been critical of the effect her relationship with Harlin had on her career (and the universally negative reviews on Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight lend credence to this). It was Stallone who helped Harlin out by giving him the film "Driven" but this also proved to be a box office turkey. Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts) is an American film actress. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. ... The 1996 thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight stars Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Driven is a 2001 movie directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone. ...


The film Exorcist: The Beginning, the prequel to the Exorcist film series, was initially directed by Paul Schrader. Reportedly, the studio was dissatisfied with the resulting film: a brooding and psychological look at exorcism that lacked the blatantly horrific scenes of the first movie. Schrader was fired and the film was totally re-shot by Harlin, ostensibly to create a version of the film closer to traditional horror movie expectations. Following fan pressure Schrader's film was released on DVD and received better fan critical response than Harlin's version. Categories: Movie stubs | 2004 films | Horror films | Exorcism ... The Exorcist is an influential and successful 1973 horror film, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. ... Paul Schrader (born 22 July 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a screenwriter and film director, renowned for his characters that fall into desperation while their world crumbles around them. ... Exorcism is the practice of evicting or destroying demons or other evil spiritual entities which are supposed to have possessed (taken control of) a person or object. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ...


He is now attached to a number of movies including the comic book adaptations The Covenant and Full Moon Fever, the viking adventure The Northman and the action film Run.


Filmography

Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the second Die Hard movie, was released on Wednesday, July 4, 1990 and starred Bruce Willis as cop John McClane. ... The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 comedy adventure film starring controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay as Ford Fairlane. ... An action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and including John Lithgow as a key villain. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. ... The 1996 thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight stars Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. ... Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 horror/thriller film about genetically engineering sharks. ... Driven is a 2001 movie directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone. ... Promotional poster for Mindhunters Mindhunters is a 2004 crime thriller, directed by Renny Harlin. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 2004 films | Horror films | Exorcism ...

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