Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997).
Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal Pictures’ 8 Mile (2002), which co-starred Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer and many Detroit-based actors.
For his work of L.A. Confidential, Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing with Brian Helgeland, alongside with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and for winning the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, and became one of the five directors (alongside Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, and Barry Jenkins) to ever sweep “The Big Four” critics awards (LAFCA, NBR, NYFCC, NSFC). An active member of the Directors Guild of America, he was a member of the Creative Rights Committee, the President’s Committee on Film Preservation, and the Film Foundation.
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L.A CONFIDENTIAL (1997)
Directed and Screenplay by Curtis Hanson – Read the screenplay!