Die Hard cinematographer Jan De Bont zooms in on Empire’s 12th greatest movie character of all time in a Nakatomi lift. ‘The Eyes from Eindhoven’, as literally no-one called him, went on to direct bomb-and-a-bus Bontbuster Speed and bomb-everywhere-else follow-up Speed 2: Cruise Control. John McTiernan hired the Dutchman on the strength of his work with Paul Verhoeven, intending to give Die Hard’s camera work ‘European’-style shooting that would focus on emotion rather than the sudden physical movement of the characters. Willis’s John McClane took care of the movement part. Much of the shooting, too.