John McTiernan Overview

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Born: January 08, 1951

Hailing from Albany, New York, McTiernan has been involved with theatrical arts for most of his life. His father was an opera singer, and McTiernan made his theatrical debut at age seven playing bit roles in his father's shows. After graduating from Exeter prep school, he enrolled at Juilliard to study theatre directing, but quickly realized his real interest was film. Moving from Juilliard to the State University of New York, he then received a fellowship from the American Film... See All

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