Curtis Hanson Oscar-winning filmmaker dead at 71


Academy Award-winning filmmaker Curtis Hanson, conceivably best accepted for his acclaimed neo-noir ball L.A. Confidential, has died. He was 71.Hanson was begin above in his home Tuesday, according to Officer Liliana Preciado, a backer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He died of accustomed causes, she said.Hanson won an Oscar for co-writing the cine of 1997 s L.A. Confidential, which he additionally directed.He additionally directed 8 Mile, a ball about Detroit s underground rap arena starring Eminem; the nanny-from-hell abstruseness The Hand That Rocks the Cradle ; The River Wild, a wilderness abstruseness with Meryl Streep as a whitewater rafting guide; and Wonder Boys, an adjustment of the Michael Chabon atypical with Michael Douglas as a disturbing writer.But it was L.A. Confidential that absolutely propelled him into Hollywood s elite. The film, which starred Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey and Kim Basinger, cautiously juggled corruption, artifice and annihilation amid cops and Hollywood abstracts in 1950s Los Angeles. It was nominated for nine Oscars, additionally acceptable best acknowledging extra for Basinger, and helped barrage Crowe s career. Thank you for assertive in me & continuing your ground, Crowe said on Twitter. In absoluteness you fabricated my job a career. People we ve absent in 2016 Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy abstraction to accomplish a rap action cine set in Detroit. He basically fabricated me into an amateur for 8 Mile. I m advantageous I got to apperceive him, said Eminem in a account to Billboard, a agreeable partner. So sad to apprehend about Curtis Hanson. abundant director. abundant man. Riding that river with him was one of the greatest gigs of my life, tweeted Kevin Bacon, Streep s awful co-star in The River Wild. Hanson fell ill in 2011 while administering the surfing blur Chasing Mavericks, according to the LA Times. Hanson was built-in in Reno, Nevada on March 24, 1945. He got his alpha in Hollywood as a screenwriter, penning scripts for low-budget thrillers and abhorrence movies.He spent time on the Lath of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served on the controlling lath for the UCLA School of Theater, Blur and Television. One of his aftermost films was 2011 s Too Big to Fail, a TV-movie adjustment of banking columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin s book on the 2008 banking meltdown. A cheep from the Academy on Wednesday read, Thank you Curtis Hanson for all that you ve accustomed us. You ll be missed. s Brandon Griggs contributed to this story.

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