Courtney on 'Die Hard' role

Jai Courtney as Jack McClane in "A Good Day to Die Hard."

Jai Courtney as Jack McClane in "A Good Day to Die Hard."

JORDAN RIEFE, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:32 AM ET

LOS ANGELES -- First Tom Cruise, then Bruce Willis -- not a bad pair of co-stars for your first two Hollywood movies.

Just ask Jai Courtney, the 26-year-old Australian actor who, in his brief film career, has already worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Last December's Jack Reacher was a casting coup for the up-and-comer; unfortunately few saw it.

But that shouldn't be a problem for his new movie, A Good Day to Die Hard, opening Thursday on Valentine's Day.

It's the fifth entry in the popular 25-year-old action franchise with Courtney in the coveted role of Jack McClane, the son of wrong-guy-in-the-wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time John McClane (Willis).


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