Harlin, Renny

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Harlin, Renny Gender: M
born on 15 March 1959 at 10:10 (= 10:10 AM )
Place Hyvinkää, Finland, 60n38, 24e52
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°00' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°51 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°21'


Finnish film maker, an expatriate to Hollywood to direct and produce films. The son of parents in the medical profession, Rennie nonetheless determined by the time he was 12 and discovered a home movie camera that he wanted to make movies. As a young film school grad, he set up his own production company to make commercial shorts, but found it a tough market trying to persuade someone to bankroll a feature.

Relocating to Hollywood, he finally realized his goal in 1986 by directing his first feature film, "Born American." In 1990, his direction of "Die Hard 2" gave him a taste of action films but his simultaneous release of "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" turned it into a lesson of "win-a-few, lose-a-few." Filmland’s press reported on the "once-promising" and "washed-up" Harlin. Rennie’s response came in 1993 with the successful "Cliffhanger," starring Sylvester Stallone. He continued his up and down career with the panned swashbuckler "Cutthroat Island" in 1995. From the latter, he at least won the star, Geena Davis, to whom he was happily married until fathering a baby with another actress.

Harlin made his debut as a producer in 1991 with "Rambling Rose." He has also completed production on "Deep Blue Sea" and "Blast From the Past."

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 ("Born American")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 ("Die Hard 2")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (Debut as producer in "Rambling Rose")

Source Notes

Markku Manninen, Finnish astrologer, from him, correspondence with LMR. In March 2009 PT notes that many online sources give Riihimäki as his birth place; one source gives Helsinki.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Geena Davis)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (He had affair with another actress)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Finland to Hollywood)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Film-maker)