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Birth Name: Lauri Mauritz Harjola

Age: 61, 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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Rating:
6.7
2332 Watched
2. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1301 Watched
3. Cliffhanger (1993)
Rating:
5.9
1022 Watched
Rating:
5.8
688 Watched
Rating:
6.3
615 Watched




Movies

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Rating:
5.2
1301 Watched
Rating:
5.8
688 Watched
Rating:
5
358 Watched
4. Driven (2001)
Rating:
4
271 Watched
5. 12 Rounds (2009)
Rating:
5.2
221 Watched




TV directed by

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1. White Collar (2009)
Rating:
7.9
546 Watched
2. Burn Notice (2007)
Rating:
7.5
438 Watched
3. Covert Affairs (2010)
Rating:
7.2
148 Watched
4. Graceland (2013)
Rating:
7
54 Watched
Rating:
6.6
22 Watched




TV

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
7.2
605 Watched
Rating:
6.8
95 Watched
3. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.7
67 Watched
Rating:
8
4 Watched
Rating:
4
3 Watched




Movies written by

Rating:
3.6
170 Watched
2. Prison (1987)
Rating:
6.1
71 Watched
3. Born American (1986)
Rating:
4.8
39 Watched




TV written by

Rating:
5
2 Watched




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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 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 "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (wanted to make a remake of the film h"


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