(March 15, 1959- )
Birth name is Renny Lauri Maritz Harjola
Directed 'Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (1988),' 'Die Hard 2 (1990),' 'The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine (1990),' 'Cliffhanger (1993),' 'Cutthroat Island (1995),' 'The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996),' 'Deep Blue Sea (1999),' 'Driven (2001),' 'Mindhunters (2004)' and 'Exorcist: The Prequel (2004)'
Why he might be annoying
He has directed a lot of big-budget flops.
He's been nominated at least five times for a Razzie Award as worst director of the year.
He was the first mainstream American-based filmmaker to use Toronto as a filming location, which influenced other American directors to film there instead of in the United States.
He over praises himself and his work on his official website.
'Cutthroat Island' did so poorly at the box office that it bankrupted the movie's production company.
He had a child with Geena Davis's personal assistant a few months before he and Davis were divorced.
He replaced Paul Schrader as director of 'The Exorcist' prequel and re-filmed the movie as a violent gore-fest. It was negatively received in theaters.
Why he might not be annoying
He started making his own movies at age 11.
He managed to break into the American movie industry despite having little experience or money.
He acknowledges when a script for a movie is bad but still tries to have fun making it.
After divorcing Geena Davis, she bashed him for negatively affecting her career.
He references his home country Finland in all of his movies.
He organized a concert to raise money for Finnish World War II veterans.
He said: 'I have sort of come full circle, being who I am but able to listen to people more, and relate to people in a better way. It's the most humbling thing to totally fail.'
Credit: Call me Calvin
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 68.97% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 77 Votes: 74.03% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 129 Votes: 73.64% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 94 Votes: 68.09% Annoying
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