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

'Die Hard' filmmaker John McTiernan has claimed his moves are "embarrassing", despite making huge action blockbusters like 'Predator' and 'The Hunt for Red October'

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Die Hard star Bruce Willis

Die Hard star Bruce Willis

'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."

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