Curtis Hanson

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Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.wikipedia
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L.A. Confidential (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011). In the 1990s, Hanson found box-office success with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild, and received significant critical acclaim with his 1997 film L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel.
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011). In the 1990s, Hanson found box-office success with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild, and received significant critical acclaim with his 1997 film L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay.

8 Mile (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011). Hanson's later works included In Her Shoes, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile, and Lucky You.
8 Mile is a 2002 American drama film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, Anthony Mackie, and Kim Basinger.

Too Big to Fail (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011).
The film was directed by Curtis Hanson.

Wonder Boys (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011).
Wonder Boys is a 2000 comedy-drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves.

The Dunwich Horror (film)

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Hanson began screenwriting in 1970, when he co-wrote The Dunwich Horror, a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story.
The screenplay was co-written by Curtis Hanson, while Roger Corman served as an executive producer on the film.

1997 Cannes Film Festival

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Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing L.A. Confidential with Brian Helgeland, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, for a Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Bad Influence (film)

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Some, like the financial executive in Bad Influence and the police officers in L.A. Confidential, unexpectedly walk into violence and disaster.
Bad Influence is a 1990 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson starring Rob Lowe and James Spader.

The River Wild

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In the 1990s, Hanson found box-office success with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild, and received significant critical acclaim with his 1997 film L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel.
The River Wild is a 1994 American adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt, and Joseph Mazzello as Roarke.

Sweet Kill

Hanson wrote and directed his next feature Sweet Kill starring Tab Hunter in 1973, then in 1978 wrote and produced The Silent Partner, starring Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer.
Sweet Kill (also known as A Kiss from Eddie and The Arousers) is a 1973 B-movie written and directed by future Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson.

Lucky You (film)

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Hanson's later works included In Her Shoes, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile, and Lucky You.
Lucky You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall.

In Her Shoes (film)

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His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011). Hanson's later works included In Her Shoes, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile, and Lucky You.
It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.

L.A. Confidential

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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 received significant critical acclaim with his 1997 film L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel.
The book was adapted for a 1997 film of the same name, directed and co-written by Curtis Hanson and starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn and Danny DeVito.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing L.A. Confidential with Brian Helgeland, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, for a Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Chasing Mavericks

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His last film was Chasing Mavericks in 2012, but he was unable to finish the film due to ill health.
Chasing Mavericks is a 2012 American biographical drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted about the life of American surfer Jay Moriarity.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing L.A. Confidential with Brian Helgeland, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, for a Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Kim Basinger

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The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, and won two — Best Adapted Screenplay (a credit Hanson shared with Brian Helgeland), and Best Supporting Actress (for Kim Basinger).
She made a comeback as the femme fatale in Curtis Hanson's neo-noir L.A. Confidential (1997), alongside Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe.

Reno, Nevada

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Hanson was born in Reno, Nevada, and grew up in Los Angeles.

White Dog

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White Dog is a 1982 American drama film, which Samuel Fuller directed from a screenplay he and Curtis Hanson had dramatized, which, in turn, they based on Romain Gary's 1970 novel of the same name.

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He was inactive in filmmaking for most of the 1970s, before writing and directing the war epic The Big Red One (1980), and the experimental White Dog (1982), whose screenplay he co-wrote with Curtis Hanson.

The Little Dragons

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It was produced and directed by Curtis Hanson.

Losin' It

Losin' It is a 1983 American-Canadian comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Stockwell.

Nicholas Ray

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Hanson said that he was heavily influenced by the directors Alfred Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray.

The Bedroom Window (1987 film)

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The Bedroom Window is a 1987 American neo-noir film psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson.