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Birth Name: Lauri Mauritz Harjola

Age: 56, born 15 March 1959

Country of origin: Finland

Currently Residing In: United States

Height: 6' 4"


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Description: 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 pr ... (more)
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Movies directed by

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
6.7
2149 Watched
2. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1206 Watched
3. Cliffhanger (1993)
Rating:
5.8
934 Watched
Rating:
5.7
595 Watched
Rating:
6.2
580 Watched




Movies

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1206 Watched
Rating:
5.7
595 Watched
Rating:
5
339 Watched
4. Driven (2001)
Rating:
3.9
249 Watched
5. 12 Rounds (2009)
Rating:
5.2
197 Watched




TV directed by

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. White Collar (2009)
Rating:
7.7
443 Watched
2. Burn Notice (2007)
Rating:
7.3
371 Watched
3. Covert Affairs (2010)
Rating:
7
131 Watched
4. Graceland (2013)
Rating:
7.1
37 Watched
Rating:
6.4
22 Watched




TV

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
7.2
569 Watched
Rating:
6.8
74 Watched
3. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.4
53 Watched
Rating:
9.5
28 Watched
Rating:
6.4
22 Watched




Movies written by

Rating:
3.9
108 Watched
2. Prison (1987)
Rating:
6
61 Watched
3. Born American (1986)
Rating:
4.7
34 Watched




TV written by

1. Gladiaattorit (1994)
Rating:
5
2 Watched





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10 Directors For The Expendables 4 (10 person items)

"Previous Experience: Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea, The Long Kiss Goodnight. Um, yeah, I know that Harlin hasn't done anything worthwhile for a while, and his Hercules movie was just fucking boring. But if he was given a better script and a decent budget, surely he'd be able to put together an enormously entertaining action fiesta. Plus, he is one of those old-school directors from the 90s whose name would make sense attached to the project. We'd had Simon West and Stallone, why not Ha"


DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Top 15 Worst Directors (15 person items)

"Worst: *The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) *Cutthroat Island (1995) *Driven (2001) *Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) *The Covenant (2006) *The Legend of Hercules (2014) Best or Least Bad: *Die Hard 2 (1990) *Cliffhanger (1993)"


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Most Valuable Listal Players, sorted by country (45 person items)

" 1. Hoplaa 1. Hoplaa : 593538 points (Hall of Fame member) 2. Bubs : 570169 points (Hall of Fame member) 3. drugs : 476298 points (Hall of Fame member) 4. Lamourderer : 268802 points 6. Mustanaamio7 : 234458 points 6. Aprakadabra : 225193 points 7. Kankku : 217007 points 8. VierasTalo : 153476 points 9. Shinaira : 147333 points 10. Nosoki : 137792 points"


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Razzie Worst Director nominees (107 person items)

"1990 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1995 - Cutthroat Island 2001 - Driven 2004 - Exorcist: The Beginning 2014 - The Legend of Hercules"


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Directors:The Filmography of... (207 person items)

"Films Directed by Renny Harlin by Aprakadabra"


Aprakadabra added this to a list 4 years, 11 months ago
Director's Favorite Actors/Actresses (64 person items)

"Samuel L. Jackson Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Deep Blue Sea (1999) Cleaner (2007) Sylvester Stallone Cliffhanger (1993) Driven (2001) Geena Davis The Cutthroat Island (1995) The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)"


johanlefourbe added this to a list 4 years, 12 months ago
Around the world with Listal's members (105 person items)

" Finland represented by Hoplaa "


Mustanaamio7 added this to a list 5 years ago
Finnish Film Directors (77 person items)
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The bottom directors (20 person items)

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