Curtis Hanson, Director of L.A Confidential Is No More

Curtis Hanson, 71, was pronounced dead at arrival by the LAPD officials

Curtis Hanson, the director of memorable films like the Oscar nominated L.A. Confidential (1997) and the Eminem starrer 8 Miles is no more. The director had retired since 2012 and was living in L.A. He was 71. He was found when paramedics responded to a call regarding a man found unconscious in Hanson’s home. He was pronounced dead because of natural causes.

Hanson’s most famous film was L.A. Confidential, which gained actress Kim Basinger her Oscar award. The film was also nominated for Best Picture. Hanson was nominated for Best Director. It grossed $126 million worldwide. His other films included The River Wild (1994), Wonder Boys (2000), 8 Mile (2002) and In Her Shoes (2005). He is also well known for the 1992 film The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, a film that inspired the Anu Agarwal starrer Khalnaaika (1993). His 8 Mile was a critically acclaimed film that was based on the life and times of Eminem. The film was well known for stylish sequences. His last film was the Gerard Butler starrer Chasing Mavericks, which released in 2012. The film was based on the life and times of Jay Moriarty, a popular surfer. 


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