John Moore was born in 1970 in the Dundalk City of the Republic of Ireland. He is a director by profession. He is married to Fiona Connon, an actress and also a makeup artist. They are the parents of Joseph Moore. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. John is the brother of Eamonn Moore, who is a physician and a UK-based novelist. He is the writer of the book, Maiwand Lion.
Moore is an alumnus of the Dublin Institute of Technology; here he did his Bachelors in Media Arts. At the start of his career in directing movies, he made some feature short films for the Irish TV. After this, he founded a production company in Ireland and named it Clingfilms. After directing various short films, Moore went on to work in the field of advertising and started directing ads like Dreamcast. He also used to work for 20th Century Fox.
John Moore made his film debut with the 20th Century Fox’s 2001 production, 'Behind Enemy Lines'. This film was based on the life of a naval officer from America and his life during the long drawn period of Bosnia War. This was based on a war incident, Mrkonjic Grab of 1995. This movie starred
Owen Wilson as its lead playing Lieutenant Chris Burnett and
Gene Hackman as the Rear Admiral Reigart. This movie was a major hit, making sales worth $92 million.
His other productions with the 20th Century Fox include ‘Flight of the Phoenix’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘
A Good Day to Die Hard’, and ‘The Omen’. John was involved in many disputes, for example, in 2008 he had an intense argument with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over the rating given by it to his movie, ‘Max Payne’. John showed a disagreement against the rating ‘R’, though the rating was later changed.
He has directed six full movies and two short films till now, and most of them have been massive hits. They, in total, received mixed audience reactions. His movies include ‘Jack’s Bicycle’, ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, ‘Flight of the Phoenix’, ‘The Omen’, ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘I.T.’, and ‘He Shoots, He Scores’. Moore was nominated for the Sports Emmy Awards once under the category Outstanding Playoff Coverage.