Happy Birthday: Renny Harlin

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Renny HarlinRenny Harlin

Born: March 15, 1959 in Riihimäki, Finland

“Soon, a hundred million dollars is going to be a normal budget for an action picture. That size picture is in the works at every studio.” (Precognitively, after seeing Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), USA Today, August 1, 1991).

In Europe, film making is perceived as an art form with marginal business possibilities, and in the US, film making is a business with marginal artistic possibilities.

[on writing for Hollywood] I don’t want accidents I want disasters. I don’t want dirt, I want filth. I don’t want a storm, I want a hurricane. I don’t want fear, I want panic. I don’t want suspense, I want terror. I don’t want humor, I want hysteria.

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