John McTiernan


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John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Predator (1987) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, Donna Dubrow and Carol Land. See full bio »

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Die Hard Director
(1988)
Predator Director
(1987)
Last Action Hero Director
(1993)
Rollerball Director
(2002)

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Alternate Names:

John Mctiernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his approach to filmmaking] I worked for Ján Kadár, the great Czech filmmaker. If you read Hemingway, half of the information you get is in this style of how he tells you, his prose style. It's not literally the events he recounts, it's how he recounts them, which appears to be obsessively simple in nature. There's a hint to what people are thinking, but he doesn't go off into these vast ... See more »

Trivia:

He was initially attached to direct Patriot Games (1992), but departed when Alec Baldwin dropped out. He moved on to Medicine Man (1992), which reunited him with Sean Connery, the star of the preceeding film, The Hunt for Red October (1990). See more »

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Enjoys working with the composers of the James Bond franchise (Bill Conti, Michael Kamen, Éric Serra). See more »

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Capricorn

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