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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 50 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1997)
In Her Shoes Director
(2005)
Wonder Boys Director
(2000)

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 (Music Video)
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1994 The River Wild (directed by)
 1990 Bad Influence
 1987 The Bedroom Window (directed by)
 1986 The Children of Times Square (TV Movie)
 1982 Losin' It
 1978 The Silent Partner (uncredited)
 1977 Evil Town (as Edward Collins)
 1973 Fly Me (opening Taxi scene, uncredited)
 1972 Sweet Kill
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Personal Details

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)

Parents:

June Curtis, Beverly | Hanson, Wilbur Hale
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Personal Quote:

Sure I believe people can change, and change for the better. I mean if you don't believe that then what are you left with? It's literally the same old, the same old. People can and do change, often for the better. Things change. If I didn't believe in that I wouldn't see the point. In any of it. See more »

Trivia:

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: 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

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