Renny Harlin is a Finnish film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is the most successful Finnish director in the history of the Hollywood Industry.
Early Life and Education:
He was born on March 15, 1959, in Riihimaki, Finland. His father Oiva Harjola, a chief physician, and his mother Liisa Koskiluoma, a nurse. He was raised along with his two siblings, Veli-Pekka Harjola and Tuire Harjola. Though, there is not much information regarding his childhood life. His star sign is Pisces and holds a Finnish nationality.
Talking about his academic qualifications, there are no details about his educational background. However, like most Finnish, he might be a high school graduate. It is unknown if he has attended or graduated college.
Renny Harlin’s Professional Career:
Harlin began his career in the film industry at the beginning of the ’80s. He started by directing commercials and company movies for companies like Shell. In 1982, he met Markus Selin and became friends shortly after. Together they wrote a screenplay called “Arctic Heat”, which later named Born American. In 1986, Born American turned out to be the most expensive Finnish film ever opening in over 1,000 theaters in the U.S.
He relocated to Los Angeles and started directing many movies. His direction in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988 turned out to be his breakthrough point. Furthermore, Harlin’s other successful films include The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in 1990, Die Hard 2 in 1990, Cliffhanger in 1993, The Long Kiss Goodnight in 1996, Deep Blue Sea in 1999, and many more.
His movies have earned a total of $525,410,873 in the U.S. and $1,160,546,146 worldwide as of October 2016. He is the 115th highest-grossing director in the worldwide film market. However, his movie Cutthroat Island holds the title of the “Biggest Box-Office Flop of All Time” according to the Guinness world record.
Renny Harlin’s Personal Life:
Talking about his personal life, he was married to American actress Geena Davis. The couple tied their knots in 1993. Unfortunately, he wasn’t faithful to his wife even after marriage. He had an affair with his personal secretary, Tiffany Bowne. She was pregnant with his baby boy Luukas Harlin. After the news, his wife filed for a divorce in 1998. After their divorce, Geena went on to marry American Dr. Reza Jarrahy.
He lived in Los Angeles from the mid-’80s to 2014 until he moved to China. After the completion of his movie Liokkakokous 3 in 2020, he again moved to Sofia, Bulgaria. Presently, he is living a single life. There is no news about his present relationships.
Renny Harlin’s Net Worth:
Renny Harlin is a successful director. He has an estimated net worth of around $10 Million as per the celebrity net worth. A huge revenue of his income is made by his movie direction and screenplays. However, his annual income is not yet revealed but, viewing his career, it is sure to be in hundreds of thousands every year.