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John McTiernan

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John Campbell McTiernan, Jr born January 8, 1951 is an American filmmaker He is best known for his action films, especially Predator 1987, Die Hard 1988, and The Hunt for Red October 1990123 His later well-known films include the action-comedy-fantasy film Last Action Hero 1993, the action film sequel Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995, and the heist film-remake The Thomas Crown Affair 1999

He pleaded guilty to perjury and lying to an FBI investigator in regard to his hiring of the private investigator Anthony Pellicano in late 2000 to illegally wiretap the phone calls of two people, one of whom was Charles Roven, a co-producer of his dystopian science-fiction action film remake Rollerball 20024 He was incarcerated in federal prison from April 2013 to February 2014 During his imprisonment, he declared bankruptcy amidst foreclosure proceedings for his ranch residence and struggles to pay legal fees and IRS tax debt5 His last completed film project was the mystery-thriller Basic, released in 2003


  • 1 Background and career
  • 2 Personal life
    • 21 Criminal charges, felony conviction, and incarceration
    • 22 Invasion of privacy civil suit
    • 23 Debts and bankruptcy
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Awards and nominations
    • 41 Special awards
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Background and careeredit

McTiernan was born in Albany, New York, the son of Myra and John Campbell McTiernan, Sr, a lawyer and actor6 He attended the Juilliard School before graduating with a Master of Fine Arts from the AFI Conservatory In 1986, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Nomads, starring Pierce Brosnan which was Brosnan's first lead role in a film While being neither commercially successful nor critically acclaimed,7 it did land him the job of directing the science fiction action hit Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger In the wake of that film's success, he went on to direct two more hits – Die Hard in 1988 starring Bruce Willis and The Hunt for Red October in 1990 with Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery

Nomads was not well received by critics – receiving only one positive review out of eight according to the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes7 Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times rated it 15 stars out of four and said that even if viewers cared about the characters, the film is too confusing to understand8 However, Jay Scott of The Globe and Mail described it as "a breathlessly unself-conscious film there is none of the self-congratulatory stylization of Blood Simple, the tone alternates maniacally between scaring the audience and making it giggle Until the end And then, via one of the funniest, cleverest and most unexpected conclusions to any movie in history, Nomads comes off the fence it has been sitting on with a bravura jump" Scott credited McTiernan, saying "he has brought to his project a staggeringly resourceful technique The sharply unpredictable editing, the hypnotic use of slow motion and rack focus that's when the background and foreground reverse in clarity, the ominous rock music - everything adds up to a debut of singular confidence, full of fun and creepiness"9 Variety wrote, "Nomads avoids the more obvious ripped-guts devices in favor of dramatic visual scares In fact, everything seems to come naturally in a tale that even has the supernatural ring true"10 Walter Goodman of The New York Times called the Innuat "as menacing as the chorus from West Side Story"11 In his memoir, Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was so impressed by the film's tense atmosphere made with a low budget that he hired John McTiernan to direct Predator12

The budget for Predator was around $15 million, but it opened as #1 at the US box office with a gross of $12 million on its opening weekend, and went on to gross nearly $100 million overall13 For the calendar year 1987, it was second only to Beverly Hills Cop II14 Initial critical reaction to Predator was negative, with criticism focusing on the thin plot Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, rates the film with an average score of 36 based on 11 reviews from 1987, with the review opinions summarized as "generally unfavorable"15 However, in subsequent years critics' attitudes toward the film warmed, and it has appeared on a number of "best of" lists The review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes reports that 78% of 40 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review16 Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times described it as "grisly and dull, with few surprises"17 Dean Lamanna wrote in Cinefantastique that "the militarized monster movie tires under its own derivative weight"18 Variety wrote that the film was a "slightly above-average actioner that tries to compensate for tissue-thin-plot with ever-more-grisly death sequences and impressive special effects"19

Made on a $28 million budget, Die Hard went on to gross over $140 million theatrically worldwide20 The film's success spawned a Die Hard franchise, which has included four sequels, video games, and a comic book It received very high ratings from critics overall21 English film critic Mark Kermode expressed admiration for the film, calling it an exciting setup of "Cowboys and Indians in The Towering Inferno" The film has been included in various top-ten lists of best Christmas movies, including those by Digital Spy rating it #5,22 Empire rating it #1,23 Entertainment Weekly rating it #4,24 Forbes rating it #1,25 The Guardian rating it #8,26 The Hollywood Reporter rating it #4,27 and San Francisco Gate rating it #128 However, not every critic praised it Roger Ebert gave it a mere two stars out of four and criticized the stupidity of the deputy police chief character, saying that "all by himself he successfully undermines the last half of the movie"29

The Hunt for Red October also received positive reviews from critics30 Nick Schager, for Slant Magazine, called the film "a thrilling edge-of-your-seat trifle that has admirably withstood the test of time"31 Ebert called it "a skillful, efficient film that involves us in the clever and deceptive game being played",32 while Gene Siskel commented on the film's technical achievement and Baldwin's convincing portrayal of the character Jack Ryan

He directed Medicine Man 1992, about a medical researcher in a rainforest starring Sean Connery Medicine Man was poorly received33 Roger Ebert gave it one-and-a-half stars, saying that although the film had "some beautiful moments", it never really came together and had "a cornball conclusion"34 Entertainment Weekly said the story was "built around some very tired devices" and especially criticized the performance of the female lead35

He directed and co-produced Last Action Hero, a 1993 action-comedy vehicle for Arnold Schwarzenegger The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics3637383940 Entertainment Weekly said it was "a stupid, generic slab of action bombast that keeps reminding us it's a stupid, generic slab of action bombast" and called it "a lead balloon of a movie"36 Variety called it a "a joyless, soulless machine of a movie, an $80 million-plus mishmash"37 Vincent Canby likened the film to "a two-hour Saturday Night Live sketch" and called it "something of a mess, but a frequently enjoyable one"38 Roger Ebert gave the film 25 stars out of 4, writing that despite some entertaining moments Last Action Hero more often "plays more like a bright idea than like a movie that was thought through"39

In 1995, he rebounded with Die Hard with a Vengeance, the third installment of the Die Hard film series It was highly successful – garnering $366M in box office receipts and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year, although the film had mixed reviews by critics4142 Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly said that while "McTiernan stages individual sequences with great finesse they don't add up to a taut, dread-ridden whole"43 James Berardinelli said the explosions and fights were "filmed with consummate skill, and are thrilling in their own right"44 Desson Howe of The Washington Post said "the best thing about the movie is the relationship between McClane and Zeus", saying that Samuel L Jackson was "almost as good as he was in Pulp Fiction"45 Ebert gave the film a positive review, praising the action sequences and the performances of Willis, Jackson, and Jeremy Irons, concluding: "Die Hard with a Vengeance is basically a wind-up action toy, cleverly made, and delivered with high energy It delivers just what it advertises, with a vengeance"46 Empire Magazine's Ian Nathan gave the film a 3/5 star review stating that "Die Hard With A Vengeance is better than Die Hard 2, but not as good as the peerless original Though it's breathless fun, the film runs out of steam in the last act And Jeremy Irons' villain isn't fit to tie Alan Rickman's shoelaces"47

During 1995–97, McTiernan was a producer for several smaller projects, including at least three films that were not major releases – The Right to Remain Silent a made-for-television film,48 Amanda,49 and Quicksilver Highway a made-for-television film50

He directed The 13th Warrior 1999, a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf starring Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora and Omar Sharif that was adapted from the novel Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton The film did poorly at the box office, with a total loss estimated at $70–130 million51 It received generally mixed-to-poor reviews52 Roger Ebert gave the film one and a half stars out of four, saying that it "lumbers from one expensive set-piece to the next without taking the time to tell a story that might make us care"53 Conversely, James Berardinelli gave it three stars out of four, calling it "a solid offering" that "delivers an exhilarating 100 minutes"54 The outcome disappointed Sharif so much that he temporarily retired from film acting, saying "After my small role in The 13th Warrior, I said to myself, 'Let us stop this nonsense, these meal tickets that we do because it pays well'" Sharif said it was "terrifying to have to do the dialogue from bad scripts, to face a director who does not know what he is doing, in a film so bad that it is not even worth exploring"55 The Thomas Crown Affair, directed by McTiernan – a heist film remake starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, which opened to solid reviews and strong box office results was released later the same year56

McTiernan then directed the 2002 film Rollerball, a science fiction remake starring Chris Klein, Jean Reno, and LL Cool J Rollerball was heavily panned by critics57 Time Out's Trevor Johnson described it as "a checklist shaped by a 15-year-old mallrat: thrashing metal track, skateboards, motorbikes, cracked heads and Rebecca Romijn with her top off", and Ebert called it "an incoherent mess, a jumble of footage in search of plot, meaning, rhythm and sense" The film was a box-office flop, earning a worldwide total of $259 million compared to a production budget of $70 million58 In 2014, the Los Angeles Times listed the film as one of the most expensive box office flops of all time59

His last directorial project as of December 2015 was the 2003 thriller Basic with John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson Reviews for Basic were mostly negative60 Roger Ebert gave it one star out of four, saying it was "not a film that could be understood", and that "If I were to see it again and again, I might be able to extract an underlying logic from it, but the problem is, when a movie's not worth seeing twice, it had better get the job done the first time through"61 Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide gave it two stars out of four and said the film "keeps adding layers of confusion so that it becomes less interesting as it goes along! The final 'twist' seems to negate the entire story, like a bad shaggy-dog joke"62

Personal lifeedit

Criminal charges, felony conviction, and incarcerationedit

On April 3, 2006, McTiernan was charged in federal court with making a false statement to an FBI investigator in February 2006 about his hiring the private investigator Anthony Pellicano to illegally wiretap Charles Roven, the producer of his Rollerball film, around August 200046364 McTiernan had been in a disagreement with Roven about what type of film Rollerball should be, and had hired Pellicano to investigate Roven's intentions and actions65 He had asked Pellicano to try to find instances where Roven made negative remarks about the studio executives or said things to others that were inconsistent with what he said to the studio4

He was arraigned and pleaded guilty on April 17, 2006, as part of an initial plea bargain agreement to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for lenient treatment66 Prosecutors said they then became convinced that he was continuing to lie to them and that he had also hired Pellicano to wiretap someone else – probably his estranged wife Donna Dubrow during their 1997 divorce, and they decided to seek a prison sentence64 He then hired new counsel and tried to withdraw his guilty plea – saying his prior counsel had not conducted a proper discovery in the case and had not presented him with the available defense approach of suppressing as evidence the conversation with him that Pellicano had recorded on August 17, 2000 However, this bid was denied by the Federal District Judge, Dale S Fischer, who immediately proceeded to sentence him to four months in prison and $100,000 in fines463 The judge characterized McTiernan as someone who thought he was "above the law", had shown no remorse, and "lived a privileged life and simply wants to continue that"64 He was ordered to surrender for incarceration by January 15, 2008, but was allowed to remain out of prison on bail pending an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals6467

In October 2008, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated McTiernan's four-month sentence and ruled that Judge Fischer had erred and he was entitled to a hearing as to whether his plea could be withdrawn4 The prosecution and the judge then agreed to allow McTiernan to withdraw his plea rather than proceed with such a hearing, and his plea was withdrawn on February 24, 2009citation needed

With the case reopened, the prosecution was no longer bound by the prior plea agreement, and filed additional charges against McTiernan, charging him with two counts of lying to the FBI one count for claiming he had hired Pellicano only in connection with his divorce proceedings and another for denying he had ever discussed wiretapping with Pellicano and one count of committing perjury during the previous court proceedings by denying he had been coached by his attorney on what to say during his previous guilty plea hearing a denial that he later stated in a declaration was false468 After some adverse rulings on his attempted defense arguments, and facing the possibility of a prison sentence of more than five years on the various charges, McTiernan eventually entered another guilty plea on all three counts in a second plea bargain in 2010, conditioned on his plan to appeal the earlier rulings against his defense approach, and Judge Fischer sentenced him to one year in prison, three years of supervised probation, and a fine of $100,00069 The judge said that the increased length of the prison sentence was related to the additional, more serious charge of perjury before her court, that McTiernan's crimes were more than just a momentary lapse of judgment, that he still did not seem to have really accepted responsibility for his actions, and that she would have issued an even more lengthy prison sentence if the prosecution had not recommended less69 McTiernan was then released on bail pending an appeal of the adverse rulings69

On August 20, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court judgment, but allowed McTiernan to address the US Supreme Court regarding his attempt to suppress the recorded conversation before being required to report to prison4 His defense tried to argue that Pellicano had made the recording for an unlawful purpose and that this made it inadmissible, but the district and appeals courts disagreed with that interpretation of the rules of evidence4 On January 14, 2013, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case70

McTiernan surrendered to federal prison on April 3, 2013, to serve a stated 12-month sentence in the Federal Prison Camp, Yankton, in Yankton, South Dakota, a minimum-security former college campus holding about 800 male mainly white-collar criminal offenders71 His Bureau of Prisons registration number was 43029-112572 Although the Yankton facility was rated by Forbes magazine as one of "America's 10 cushiest prisons", during his incarceration his wife said it was very hard for him and that he had lost 30 pounds 14 kg and was suffering from depression and completely emotionally "disintegrating" there65 While in the prison he managed to write a possible sequel for The Thomas Crown Affair, with the working title Thomas Crown And The Missing Lioness73 His supporters created a "Free John McTiernan" campaign page on Facebook, including expressions of support from Samuel L Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Brad Bird56574 He was released from prison on February 25, 2014, after 328 days of incarceration, to serve the remainder of his 12-month prison sentence under house arrest at his ranch home in Wyoming until April 4, 20147274

Invasion of privacy civil suitedit

On July 3, 2006, McTiernan's former wife, film producer Donna Dubrow, filed suit against him for invasion of privacy and other claims arising from her belief that he hired Pellicano to wiretap her telephone during their divorce negotiations75 The lawsuit continued over time,5 and was still pending as of October 201576

Debts and bankruptcyedit

McTiernan at the Cinémathèque Française in 2014

In October 2013, while in prison, McTiernan declared chapter 11 bankruptcy amidst foreclosure proceedings for his 3,254-acre 1,317 hectare ranch residence in central Wyoming valued at $8–10M, struggles to pay his past legal bills and IRS tax debts, and ongoing expensive disputes including the lawsuit by his ex-wife, a $5M claim against him of liability in a 2011 automobile accident, and his ongoing effort to reverse his felony conviction5

The bank holding the mortgage on the ranch said the filing was a bad-faith tactic only intended to stall the foreclosure proceedings, and requested the presiding judge to convert the case to a chapter 7 bankruptcy – a more drastic form of bankruptcy that would give the bank the power to demand the liquidation of assets rather than requiring them to negotiate with McTiernan577

McTiernan's lawyers countered by saying that his potential for generating additional future income from new projects could enable him to eventually repay his debts, so a rapid liquidation of assets would be unnecessary and unjustified577 In the bankruptcy proceedings, he identified two likely future film projects with Hannibal Pictures, with working titles Red Squad and Warbirds, with large budgets and significant likely future income and planned to star major well-known actors77 On December 8, 2015, a judge ruled against McTiernan – agreeing with his debtors that his assets should be liquidated It was reported that his ranch was likely to be sold and that an administrator would take over the management of his future film royalty payments78


Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer
1986 Nomads Yes Yes
1987 Predator Yes
1988 Die Hard Yes
1990 The Hunt for Red October Yes
1991 Flight of the Intruder Yes
1992 Medicine Man Yes
1993 Last Action Hero Yes Yes
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Yes Yes
1996 The Right to Remain Silent
made for television
Amanda Yes
1997 Quicksilver Highway
made for television
1999 The 13th Warrior Yes Yes
The Thomas Crown Affair Yes
2002 Rollerball Yes Yes
2003 Basic Yes

Awards and nominationsedit

Year Nominated work Award Results
1988 Predator Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Nominated
1989 Die Hard Hochi Film Award for Best Foreign Language Film in Japan Won
1990 Die Hard Blue Ribbon Award for Best Foreign Language Film in Japan Won
1990 Die Hard Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film in Japan Won
1994 Last Action Hero Saturn Award for Best Director Nominated
1994 Last Action Hero Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Nominated
1994 Last Action Hero Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture Nominated

Special awardsedit

Year Ceremony Award Results
1997 American Film Institute Franklin J Schaffner Award Won


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External linksedit

  • John McTiernan on IMDb
  • "Film Director Accused of Lying to FBI in Pellicano Scandal" The LA Weekly, April 3, 2006

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