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Birth information

15 March 1959 Riihimäki, Finland

Given Name

Lauri Mauritz Harjola

How tall is Renny Harlin?

1.93 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Geena Davis

Life Story of Renny Harlin

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.

Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles. They became friends and started writing a screenplay called "Arctic Heat". The project started fast and soon they had Chuck Norris signed on leading role for the film. But with money problems shooting schedule didn't hold and Norris left the project, but Selin and Harlin got Mike Norris for the leading role. They wrote new script, Born American (1986), and got financial help from USA. In the year 1986 Born American (1986) was finished and the most expensive Finnish film ever opened in USA in over 1,000 theaters and reached no 9.

The film wasn't successful in Finland, where it was banned. Harlin moved to Los Angeles and got a job from Halloween (1978) producer Irwin Yablans who offered him script of "Prison" to film. Film was made with low budget and distributed with only 42 copies. In...

Significant features of Renny Harlin

Includes references to Finland, his country of birth [Finland]

How much money has Renny Harlin earned?

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

Publications and Magazines about Renny Harlin

Tuire Harjola Lähikuvassa Renny Harlin. 2009

What movies did Renny Harlin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Legend of Hercules (2014) , Devil's Pass (2013) , 5 Days of War (2011) , The Resident (2011) , Mindhunters (2004) , Driven (2001) , Blast from the Past (1999) , Mistrial (1996) , The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) , Cutthroat Island (1995) , The Foot Shooting Party (1994) , Speechless (1994) , Gladiaattorit (1994) , Cliffhanger (1993) , Angel City (1991) , Rambling Rose (1991) , Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy (1988) , Kohtauspaikka 33 (1981) , Prinsessa joka nukkui...

Birth information

15 March 1959 Riihimäki, Finland

Given Name

Lauri Mauritz Harjola

How tall is Renny Harlin?

1.93 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Geena Davis

Life Story of Renny Harlin

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.

Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles. They became friends and started writing a screenplay called "Arctic Heat". The project started fast and soon they had Chuck Norris signed on leading role for the film. But with money problems shooting schedule didn't hold and Norris left the project, but Selin and Harlin got Mike Norris for the leading role. They wrote new script, Born American (1986), and got financial help from USA. In the year 1986 Born American (1986) was finished and the most expensive Finnish film ever opened in USA in over 1,000 theaters and reached no 9.

The film wasn't successful in Finland, where it was banned. Harlin moved to Los Angeles and got a job from Halloween (1978) producer Irwin Yablans who offered him script of "Prison" to film. Film was made with low budget and distributed with only 42 copies. In...

Significant features of Renny Harlin

Includes references to Finland, his country of birth [Finland]

How much money has Renny Harlin earned?

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

Publications and Magazines about Renny Harlin

Tuire Harjola Lähikuvassa Renny Harlin. 2009

What movies did Renny Harlin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Legend of Hercules (2014) , Devil's Pass (2013) , 5 Days of War (2011) , The Resident (2011) , Mindhunters (2004) , Driven (2001) , Blast from the Past (1999) , Mistrial (1996) , The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) , Cutthroat Island (1995) , The Foot Shooting Party (1994) , Speechless (1994) , Gladiaattorit (1994) , Cliffhanger (1993) , Angel City (1991) , Rambling Rose (1991) , Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy (1988) , Kohtauspaikka 33 (1981) , Prinsessa joka nukkui...

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Jackie Chan, Renny Harlin, and Johnny Knoxville in Skiptrace (2016)

Worked 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.

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Jackie Chan, Renny Harlin, and Johnny Knoxville in Skiptrace (2016)

When he was starting out in Hollywood, he would travel via the city bus system with reels of his work to show studio executives.

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Renny Harlin and Vittorio Storaro in Exorzist: Der Anfang (2004)

Father 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).

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Geena Davis and Renny Harlin in Sprachlos (1994)

Edited his 1990 Fox films The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Die Hard 2 (1990) at the same time.

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Renny Harlin in Cliffhanger - Nur die Starken überleben (1993)

Had 2 films open one week apart in 1990: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Die Hard 2 (1990).

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Renny Harlin and John Cena in Zwölf Runden (2009)

Was 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).

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Renny Harlin in 5 Days of War (2011)

In 2001, he bought an apartment from former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine.

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Renny Harlin in Mindhunters (2004)

He is a friend of Sylvester Stallone.

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Christian Slater, Renny Harlin, Eion Bailey, Patricia Velasquez, etc.

He 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.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Renny Harlin, Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, etc.

Was offered the chance to direct GoldenEye (1995) but turned it down because he felt he had made enough sequels.

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