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This is the section for all our "FUN" Die Hard information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that in Die Harder, the character of Trudeau was played by actor turned Senator Fred Thompson from the great state of Tennessee.

... that the Die Hard story and characters were based on a novel by Roderick Thorpe called Nothing Lasts Forever.

... Die Hard was Alan Rickman's screen debut. A very impressive debut - his evil terrorist character Hans Gruber is ranked #46 on the AFI list of greatest heroes and villains. Today he is best known as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies.

... Credit is due to the screenwriters of Die Hard, Jeb Stuart and Steven E. deSouza for bringing great characters and an interesting plot to an action movie. You can read an analysis of their work here.

... You can read the screenplays here: Die Hard, Die Harder and Die Hard with a Vengeance.

... Bonnie Bedelia played John McCLane's estranged wife Holly. Here's some Bonnie Bedelia trivia: She is Macaulay Culkin's aunt, she has appeared in numerous TV movies with such titles as Switched at Birth and Her Costly Affair and she became Mrs. Little Joe Cartwright on the last season of Bonanza.

... The composer of the score Michael Kamen for the first three movies died before the fourth was made. There are themes which carry through all the movies including Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Christmas songs in the first two.

... There have been four Die Hard Movies. The Ben Stiller Show gave us a spot on parody of what the 12th Die Hard might look like. Die Hungry. Terrorists in the Deli Section.

... The "yippee-ki-yay" line is used in all four Die Hard movies. Here is a mash up of them all and there's even a song!

Die Hard On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Bruce Willis is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Bruce Willis Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Samuel L. Jackson's star:

Samuel L. Jackson
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

7018 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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