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Curtis Hanson (1945–2016)


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

L.A. Confidential
(1997)
In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes Director
(2005)
8 Mile
8 Mile Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
 2007 Lucky You
 2005 In Her Shoes
 2002 8 Mile
 2002 Greg the Bunny (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed (Video short)
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1990 Bad Influence
 1986 The Children of Times Square (TV Movie)
 1983 Losin' It
 1977 Evil Town (as Edward Collins)
 1972 Sweet Kill
Show Show Producer (13 credits)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (41 credits)
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Other Works:

Directed music video for Bob Dylan: "Things Have Changed" (2000)

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Collins | Curtis Lee Hanson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

All directors are egomaniacs. See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar-winning performance: Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential (1997). See more »

Trademark:

Characters in his films often reference or are seen watching movies from the Golden Age of cinema.

Nickname:

Curtisamma

Star Sign:

Aries

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