Courtney on 'Die Hard' role

Jai Courtney as Jack McClane in

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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