Curtis Lee Hanson (born 24 March 1945 in Reno, Nevada) is a film director whose movies include: Losin' It (1983)
Bad Influence (1990) The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (movie) (1992) The River Wild (1994) L.A. Confidential (1997) Wonder Boys (2000) 8 Mile (2002) In Her Shoes (2005) Lucky You (2006 film) (2006)
A movie buff who claims to be heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock, in the special features on the Rear Window DVD, he discusses Hitchcock's mastery, and how he was inspired by it.
After several years of working in near-obscurity, Hanson found success with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild. His next film, L.A. Confidential, earned him an Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, with Brian Helgeland, and a nomination for Best Director.
Hanson has two films on the way: Lucky You (2006 film), starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore, and The Crimson Petal and White, about a young prostitute who finds herself in a position of power when she becomes the mistress of a powerful patriarch.
Category:American film directors
Category:English-language film directors
Category:Edgar Award winners
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