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      Renny Harlin

      Renny Harlin

      Highest Rated: 100% Rambling Rose (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 4% The Covenant (2006)

      Birthday: Mar 15, 1959

      Birthplace: Riihimäki, Finland

      As a director of primarily action-oriented films, Renny Harlin began his career in the late 1980s on a promising note with the lucrative "Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master" (1988). Immediately following the highly profitable fourth installment to the horror series, Harlin - previously a successful filmmaker in his native Finland - suddenly found himself to be Hollywood's go-to director of action movies. He kept expectations high with "Die Hard 2" (1990), another box office success that gave many the impression that this was no one-hit wonder. Harlin followed this with "Cliffhanger" (1993), a Sylvester Stallone vehicle that performed well with audiences and at the box office. Harlin struggled after his next film, "Cutthroat Island" (1995) faltered at the box office, but he continued to regularly make films with his customary skill and professionalism.

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strangers: Chapter 1 Director - 2024
      52% 40% The Bricklayer Director - 2023
      17% 46% The Misfits Director - 2021
      83% 60% Bodies at Rest Director - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend Of The Ancient Sword Director - 2018
      38% 27% Skiptrace Director - 2016
      5% 33% The Legend of Hercules Director,
      Producer
      $18.8M 2014
      50% 30% Devil's Pass Director,
      Producer
      - 2013
      35% 36% 5 Days of War Director,
      Producer
      $17.1K 2011
      31% 27% The Resident Executive Producer - 2011
      31% 45% 12 Rounds Director $12.2M 2009
      17% 40% Cleaner Director - 2007
      4% 62% The Covenant Director $23.3M 2006
      24% 57% Mindhunters Director,
      Executive Producer
      $4.5M 2004
      11% 27% Exorcist: The Beginning Director $41.8M 2004
      14% 33% Driven Director,
      Producer
      $32.6M 2001
      60% 39% Deep Blue Sea Director $73.6M 1999
      58% 57% Blast From the Past Producer $26.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 5% Mistrial Executive Producer - 1996
      68% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Director,
      Producer
      $33.4M 1996
      40% 40% Cutthroat Island Director,
      Producer
      $8.8M 1995
      10% 33% Speechless Producer $19.6M 1994
      68% 52% Cliffhanger Director,
      Producer
      $80.5M 1993
      100% 55% Rambling Rose Producer $6.3M 1991
      25% 67% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Director $19.9M 1990
      69% 70% Die Hard 2 Director $115.3M 1990
      55% 43% A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Director $49.3M 1988
      40% 34% Prison Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 23% Born American Director $3.4M 1986

      TV

      Credit
      86% 84% Graceland Director 2013