Renny Harlin

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Renny Harlin (born 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola; since 1987 known as Harlin by his father's original surname) is a Finnish film director, producer, and screenwriter who has made his career in Hollywood and China. His films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Deep Blue Sea. Harlin's movies have earned over $520 million in the United States and over $1.2 billion in the worldwide aggregate box office, making him the 148th highest-grossing director in the global film market as of October 2021, and the most internationally successful Finnish filmmaker in terms of revenue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Renny Harlin has received more than 1,422,146 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Renny Harlin is the 424th most popular film director (up from 503rd in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Finland (up from 105th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Finnish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Renny Harlin ranks 424 out of 1,580Before him are Karel Reisz, René Laloux, Sam Wood, Paul Schrader, Ernst Marischka, and Umberto Lenzi. After him are Vicente Aranda, Hugh Hudson, Robert Rossen, Giorgi Shengelaia, Paul W. S. Anderson, and Hiroshi Inagaki.

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Among people born in 1959, Renny Harlin ranks 68Before him are Robert Smith, Marcia Gay Harden, Muhammad bin Nayef, Matthew Modine, Thomas Ravelli, and Thomas F. Wilson. After him are Allison Janney, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Juha Kankkunen, Helmuth Duckadam, Rebecca De Mornay, and John Magufuli.

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Among people born in Finland, Renny Harlin ranks 80 out of 509Before him are Aimo Cajander (1879), Bengt Holmström (1949), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Clas Thunberg (1893), Paavo Lipponen (1941), and Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1861). After him are Tapio Wirkkala (1915), Edvard Westermarck (1862), Alexander Mozhaysky (1825), Matti Järvinen (1909), Juha Kankkunen (1959), and Peter Forsskål (1732).


Among film directors born in Finland, Renny Harlin ranks 4Before him are Aki Kaurismäki (1957), Mauritz Stiller (1883), and Jörn Donner (1933). After him are Mika Kaurismäki (1955).