Renny Harlin Biography (1959-)

Born Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola (some sources say Lauri Renny Harjola; somesources spell surname Harjula), March 15, 1959, in Helsinki (one source saysRiihimaeki), Finland; son of a physician and a nurse; married Geena Davis (anactress, producer, and writer), September 18, 1993 (divorced, 1997). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA90212-2775.

Nationality
Finnish
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, actor, writer
Birth Details
1959
Helsinki, Finland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • (As Lauri Harjola) Huostaanotto, 1980
  • Hold On (short documentary), 1982
  • Born American (also known as Arctic Heat and Jaatava polte), Concorde, 1986
  • Prison, Empire, 1988
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, New Line, 1988
  • Die Hard 2 (also known as Die Harder and Die Hard 2: DieHarder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger-L'ultima sfida),1993
  • Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari and Die Piratenbraut), 1995
  • Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Driven, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Film Producer
  • Rambling Rose, Seven Arts, 1991
  • Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger-L'ultima sfida),1993
  • Speechless, 1994
  • Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari and Die Piratenbraut), 1995
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Blast from the Past, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Driven, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Foot Shooting Party, 1994
  • Film Appearances
  • (Scenes deleted) The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, 1990
  • Himself, Johtaja Uuno Turhapuro--Pisnismies, Buena Vista International Finland, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Worker, Deep Blue Sea, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Director, Freddy's Nightmares, 1988
  • Producer, Mistrial (movie), HBO, 1996
  • Director, T.R.A.X. (movie), Fox, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Naked Hollywood (also known as A&E Premieres), Arts andEntertainment, 1991
  • Etsiva Multanen, "Negativea," Susi rajalla, 2000
  • Etsiva Multanen, "Kuolet vain kahdesti," Susi rajalla, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (As Lauri Harjola) Huostaanotto, 1980
  • (With Marcus Selin) Born American (also known as Arctic Heat and Jaatava polte), Concorde, 1986
  • (Uncredited) Prison, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Interview, June, 1990, p. 61.
    • People Weekly, September 10, 1991, pp. 102-04; October 14, 1996, p. 29; June 30, 1997, p. 52; July 21, 1997, p. 55; November 10, 1997, p. 55.
    • Time, June 23, 1997, p. 85.

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