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Finnish movie director. Born on March 15th 1959 in Riihimäki, Finland. His birthname was Lauri Mauritz Harjola, but he changed his name to Renny Harlin when he moved to USA to make movies. So far Harlin has mostly done action movies, and he is one of the few Hollywood directors who draws the storyboards himself.

Partial filmography (as director):

Renny has the habit of showing something that is destinctivly Finnish in each and every one of his movies. For example, in Cliffhanger a guy jumps off a cliff with a parachute colored like the Finnish flag. And in The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis drink Finlandia vodka.

He probably thinks he is very patriotic in doing this, making Finland more famous et al. But I dont know if being known from cheesy action movies is something Finland really wants. Oh well, at least you can entertain yourself by trying to find the Finnish thing while watching his movies, since they tend to be pretty boring.

Was also married to Geena Davis at one time, but they divorced. And, my parents live in Riihimäki, hoorray

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