Len Ryan Wiseman is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work on the "Underworld" series, "Live Free or Die Hard", and the 2012 film "Total Recall". He is currently an executive producer for FOX's The Gifted.


Wiseman was born and raised in Fremont, California. He attended American High School and later studied film at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Wiseman began his career in film as a property assistant on a number of Roland Emmerich films: Stargate (1994); Independence Day (1996); and Godzilla (1998). After creating advertisements for clients including Sony, he directed music videos for artists such as Megadeth, En Vogue and, Static-X. He received a Best Art Direction nomination for Quarashi's "Stick 'Em Up" at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and a Best Director nomination for Rufus Wainwright's "Across the Universe" at the Music Video Production Association (MVPA) Awards.

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  • Wiseman was 15 years old when he saw the first Die Hard (1988). Once back at home, he made his own version of the film in his own backyard on the family video camera. Twenty years later, he got to direct Live Free or Die Hard (2007).


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