John McTiernan

08.01.1951, Albany, USA

 

Director

John McTiernan is one of the most successful Hollywood action movie directors. He made his directing debut with the esteemed film Nomads (1986). Afterwards, he made many great films, including Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), and The Hunt for Red October (1989). In 1992, he made the film Medicine Man, which was not as successful as his previous works. However, he regained his status with films such as Last Action Hero (1993) and Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995). After these, he made The 13th Warrior (1999) and the acclaimed Thomas Crown Affair (1999). In 2002, he made Rollerball, which was a massive failure. He recently confirmed his stagnation with the film Basic (2003). Besides directing, he is also a producer.

Filmography


Films by this director

The 13th Warrior

(1999)

Directed by: John McTiernan
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peter Menzies Jr.
Synopsis:

The story takes place in the 10th century, when Ahmed Ibn Fahldan (Banderas), a respectable Arabian scholar, falls from the caliph of Baghdad’s favor. Namely, the caliph’s wife fancies Ahmed and as a punishment, together with the translator Melhizedek, he is sent as an emissary to the Nomadic tribes. On one of his trips, he runs into a group of wandering Northerners led by Herger. By a combination of circumstances, Ahmed is forced to join them. Namely the mysterious enemy, the Wendols, threaten...

color, 102 min

Die Hard

(USA, 1988)

Directed by: John McTiernan
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jan de Bont
Synopsis:

John McClane is a policeman who arrives to Los Angeles from New York to spend Christmas with his family. He goes to a Christmas party of his wife Holly’s company that takes place in the business building Nakatomi. While he changes to some more appropriate clothes for a party, the building gets attacked by a group of German terrorists led by Hans Gruber. John is the only one who was not take as a hostage and he tries to save his wife on his own…

color, 132'
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