"Die Hard" director John McTiernan says his films are 'embarrassing'

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NYPD Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a high-rise L.A. office building that's been seized by a group of terrorists on Christmas Eve. At the helm of the heist is evil mastermind Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Based on a novel by Roderick Thorp and directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard is the first of five films in the ultra successful action series.
April 28th, 2014

'Die Hard' director John McTiernan finds his movies ''embarrassing.''

The 63-year-old filmmaker - who has given his first interview since release from prison in February - is best known for his action films including 'Predator' and 'The Hunt for Red October' and despite his success he finds it difficult to watch a movie back without being critical.

He told Empire magazine: ''I find all of my movies embarrassing. I'm not saying they're bad but I sit there groaning. Cuts I'm not happy with, parts where I f**ked up. I find them emotionally difficult.''

McTiernan insists he changed the scope of 1998 hit film 'Die Hard', starring Bruce Willis, and transformed it from being a ''terrorist'' film into a ''date night'' movie.

He said: ''The original screenplay was a grim terrorist movie. On my second week working on it, I said, 'Guys, there's no part of terrorism that's fun. Robbers are fun bad guys. Let's make this a date movie'. And they had the courage to do it.''