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Curtis Lee Hanson (born March 24, 1945) is an American film director, film producer and screenwriter. His directing work includes The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997), Wonder Boys (2000), 8 Mile (2002), and In Her Shoes (2005).

Hanson was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in Los Angeles, the son of Beverly June (Curtis), a real estate agent, and Wilbur Hale "Bill" Hanson, a teacher. Hanson dropped out of high school, finding work as a freelance photographer and editor for Cinema magazine.
In 1970, Hanson co-wrote The Dunwich Horror, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story. Hanson wrote and directed his next feature Sweet Kill in 1973, then in 1978 wrote and produced The Silent Partner, starring Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer. As the 1980s and 1990s began, he directed a string of comedies and dramas. He did thrillers, too: many of them would deal with people who would lose a sense of control or security when facing danger and the threat of death. Some, like the financial executive in Bad Influence and the police officers in L.A. Confidential unexpectedly walk into violence and disaster.
In the 1990s Hanson found box-office success with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild, and significant critical acclaim with L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, and won 2, for Best Adapted Screenplay, a credit Hanson shared with Brian Helgeland, and Best Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger). Hanson's later works include In Her Shoes, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile, and Lucky You.
Hanson claims to be heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray. He previously stated that Ray's film In a Lonely Place was among many that he watched in preparation for the filming of L.A. Confidential. In 8 Mile, Kim Basinger's character is watching Elia Kazan's Pinky on television, a film about a mixed race girl passing as white

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Curtis Hanson, Director and Oscar-Winning Writer on 'L.A. Confidential,' Dies at 71

The accomplished filmmaker also was behind 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,' 'The River Wild,' 'Wonder Boys' and '8 Mile.' He died of complications from a rare brain disease. Curtis Hanson, whose sterling adaptation of the noir classic L.A. Confidential ...
Posted: September 20, 2016, 6:47 pm

TV Movie Menu: films for family viewing

From movies by Curtis Hanson to films starring Tom Cruise, Julie Andrews and Cary Grant, take a look at what’s on this weekend on broadcast and standard cable stations! There’s enough for a real family film festival. Here are a few choices. Michael ...
Posted: October 21, 2016, 6:02 am

Curtis Hanson Dead: '8 Mile' Director Dies at 71, Eminem Pays Tribute

Oscar-winning filmmaker Curtis Hanson died of natural causes Tuesday, September 20, according to multiple reports. He was 71. Hanson also famously directed 8 Mile, the 2002 semi-autobiographical film that centered around rapper Eminem, who won the Academy ...
Posted: September 21, 2016, 8:55 am
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