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Birth Name: Lauri Mauritz Harjola

Age: 58, 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

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Top rated
Most recent
1. Die Hard 2 (1990)
Rating:
6.7
2276 Watched
2. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1287 Watched
3. Cliffhanger (1993)
Rating:
5.8
992 Watched
Rating:
5.7
664 Watched
Rating:
6.2
609 Watched




Movies

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1287 Watched
Rating:
5.7
664 Watched
Rating:
5
352 Watched
4. Driven (2001)
Rating:
4
264 Watched
5. 12 Rounds (2009)
Rating:
5.2
214 Watched




TV directed by

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Top rated
Most recent
1. White Collar (2009)
Rating:
7.7
533 Watched
2. Burn Notice (2007)
Rating:
7.4
422 Watched
3. Covert Affairs (2010)
Rating:
7
152 Watched
4. Graceland (2013)
Rating:
7
53 Watched
Rating:
6.3
22 Watched




TV

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Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
7.2
590 Watched
Rating:
6.8
94 Watched
3. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.5
62 Watched
Rating:
6.3
22 Watched
5. HBO First Look (1992)
Rating:
7.9
12 Watched




Movies written by

Rating:
3.7
156 Watched
2. Prison (1987)
Rating:
5.9
66 Watched
3. Born American (1986)
Rating:
4.6
36 Watched




TV written by

1. Gladiaattorit (1994)
Rating:
5
2 Watched





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My Most Watched Directors (36 person items)

"11 Watched Movies: Born American (1986) Prison (1987) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Die Hard 2 (1990) The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) Cliffhanger (1993) Cutthroat Island (1995) The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Deep Blue Sea (1999) Mindhunters (2004) Cleaner (2007)"


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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (73 person items)

"1991 "Gale Force" (remake of "Key Largo" was planned, but nothing happened with it) 1991 "Torpedo" (gangster film set in 1939 was planned, but nothing happened with it) 1991 "The Saint" (was offered, but nothing happened with it) 1992 "Fade (film with Steven Spielberg producing, but nothing happened with it) 1992 "Alien 3" (worked on it for over a year before asking to leave because the script was not satisfactory). 1994 "Speed" (turned it down) 1995 "GoldenEye" (turned it down because he "


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