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Curtis Hanson
Birthday: March 24, 1945

Birth Place: Reno, Nevada, USA
Height: 0' 0"

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A filmmaker fascinated by themes of deception and deceptive characters, the gifted screenwriter-turned-director Curtis Hanson chalked up an enviable track record of finely-tuned sleepers ('small movies') an astonishing thirty years prior to his official recognition by Hollywood, with the Best Director-nommed L.A. Confidential (1997). Hanson thus proves that Tinseltown isn't always prompt at acknowledging and exploiting the talents of its finest. Born March 24, 1945, in Reno, Nevada, Hanson made his directorial bow with The Arousers, a crime thriller that stars Tab Hunter as a PE teacher moonlighting as a serial killer. The film earned excellent reviews - and a devoted cult following - as an impressive B-picture that transcends its source material. Hanson more or less limited himself to screenwriting duties for the next fifteen years or so, with a particularly outstanding behind-the-scenes turn on Daryl Duke's The Silent Partner (1978). Hanson loosely adapted Partner from the novel Think of a Number by Anders Bodelsen, and dramatically improved on that source material. With an absolutely ingenious premise, this shocking, gripping and ultraviolent thriller went down among cineastes as one of the best "unknown" English language suspensers of all time. It also netted a Genie for Best Picture in its native Canada, and drew raves for its twin lead performances by Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer. Scriptwriting duties on Sam Fuller's White Dog (1982) followed a few years later, as did directorial work on the undistinguished teen sex comedy Losin' It (1982), which stars an early, undiscovered Tom Cruise. But the Cruise film tanked, and the Fuller effort suffered a direr fate: unjust allegations of racism buried White Dog for years and obstructed its release in the U.S. Hanson scripted Carroll Ballard's 1983 Never Cry Wolf for Disney, which drew high praise indeed. For his next major directorial assignment, Hanson helmed The Bedroom Window (1987), a Hitchcock-inspired romantic thriller about a man (Steve Guttenberg) who gets involved with a mysterious woman (Isabelle Huppert) who turns his life upside down. The effort mirrored the twists and turns of The Silent Partner but (inexplicably) never quite caught on with critics or the public.Hanson stuck to his genre roots, and peppered his next film, 1990's yuppie suspenser Bad Influence, with Hitchcock influences (particularly from Strangers on a Train). The story of an outwardly successful but inwardly faltering Los Angeles marketing analyst (James Spader), who falls under the spell of a charming but psychotic drifter (Rob Lowe), Influence became a moderate success, both critically and financially, but suffered from bitter mean-spiritedness that alienated many viewers, and abandoned its Iago-like "corruption premise" at midpoint to become a more conventional nailbiter. Of much greater success was The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Hanson's 1992 thriller about a Laurie Dann)-like babysitter (Rebecca DeMornay) who slowly wreaks murderous, vengeful havoc on her employers.Murderous psychopaths were also a key facet of Hanson's {\adventure thriller, The River Wild, two years later. Starring Meryl Streep as a woman whose whitewater rafting vacation with her family turns deadly after they encounter an ingratiating psychotic (Kevin Bacon), the film engaged audiences, and received decent - if not stellar - critical notices.However successful his prior films, Hanson's 1997 L.A. Confidential eclipsed the critical acclaim of its predecessors. Hanson, who wanted to make a film about Los Angeles for years, called it his "most personal project to date." The lavish care he took in both adapting the screenplay (with writing partner Brian Helgeland (Mystic River)) from James Ellroy's novel, and in capturing the look and atmosphere of 1950s L.A., reflected this. A tough, gorgeous throwback to old-school Hollywood filmmaking, it avoided most of the cliches associated with noir detective films, and in doing so, elevated the standards of postnoir . With excellent performances from Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, the film received lavish praise, and critics widely hailed it as one of the best films of the year. It was nominated for a number of Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. The Titanic Oscar juggernaut sank its chances, though Hanson and Helgeland did take home Best Adapted Screenplay statues. The director didn't craft his next film until three years later, when he abandoned the {\thriller arena, switching gears for the bittersweet ensemble film Wonder Boys. Based on Michael Chabon's novel of the same name about a middle-aged professor (Michael Douglas) experiencing problems in both his personal and professional life. The film deftly marries Hanson's gift for on-location atmosphere with his heretofore-untested skill at scruffy human {\comedy. Perhaps underestimating the film's critical appeal, Paramount buried Wonder Boys with a February 2000 release, where it was eclipsed by both late-release Oscar heavies (The Cider House Rules, American Beauty) as well as lighter fare (My Dog Skip, The Whole Nine Yards). At the behest of Douglas, the studio withheld the film from the video shelves in favor of an Oscar-baiting re-release later that year, which did little for the film's box-office tally but nabbed it three nominations (and eventually one win for Bob Dylan's theme song "Things Have Changed").Hanson may not have seemed the obvious choice to helm the semi-autobiographical big-screen debut of the zeitgeist-tapping rapper Eminem, but his touch proved essential to the success of the burgeoning actor's tale 8 Mile. Again shooting on-location - this time in the cold, grimy environs of Detroit - Hanson imbued the film with a hand-held verisimilitude and further demonstrated his affinity for non-judgmental coming-of-age tales. What's more, he coaxed stellar performances out of both Eminem — insisting that the musician endure weeks of acting lessons before shooting - as well as a startlingly glamour-free Kim Basinger. The film powered past the 0 million mark in the fall of 2002, ensuring that Hanson would have his pick of projects for some time to come.Indeed, Hanson's name cropped up time and again in the trades for the next several years, which rumored his involvement in project after project. Between 2005-6, he emerged with a pair of back-to-back first-runs at cinemas across America. 2005's romantic {\comedy-drama In Her Shoes stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as sisters of opposite personality who reassess their family history, in part via a newly established connection with their grandmother (Shirley MacLaine). The film garnered favorable responses, especially from female viewers, and solid (if not unanimous) critical notices. 2006's gambling {\drama Lucky You, directed for Warners, and scripted by Eric Roth, stars Eric Bana as a professional card shark forced to take on his father (Robert Duvall) in the World Series of Poker. The studio scheduled the release for October 2006.

Movie Credits
The Crimson Petal and White (2007)
Lucky You (2006)
[ Robert Duvall ][ Eric Bana ][ Robert Downey Jr. ][ Charles Martin Smith ][ Chris Young ]
In Her Shoes (2005)
[ Ridley Scott ][ Tony Scott ][ Eric Balfour ][ Richard Burgi ][ Mark Feuerstein ]
8 Mile (2002)
[ Mekhi Phifer ][ Xzibit ][ Anthony Mackie ][ Big Boi ][ Brandon T. Jackson ]
Wonder Boys (2000)
[ Tobey Maguire ][ Michael Douglas ][ Robert Downey Jr. ][ Rip Torn ][ Alan Tudyk ]
L.A. Confidential (1997)
[ Kevin Spacey ][ Russell Crowe ][ Danny DeVito ][ Guy Pearce ][ James Cromwell ]
The River Wild (1994)
[ Kevin Bacon ][ John C. Reilly ][ Benjamin Bratt ][ David Strathairn ][ Joseph Mazzello ]
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
[ Ernie Hudson ]
Bad Influence (1990)
[ David Duchovny ][ James Spader ][ Rob Lowe ][ Christian Clemenson ]
The Bedroom Window (1987)
[ Steve Guttenberg ][ Wallace Shawn ][ Carl Lumbly ][ Leon Rippy ][ Mark Margolis ]
The Children of Times Square (1986)
[ Danny Nucci ][ Courtney Gains ][ Jacob Vargas ]
Losin' It (1983)
[ Tom Cruise ][ Jackie Earle Haley ]
The Little Dragons (1980)
Sweet Kill (1973)
[ Tab Hunter ]


  • The first chairman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive [1999-]
  • Ranked #90 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
  • His father was a Los Angeles public school teacher. Hanson said he is approached all the time by former students of his father, Mr. Hanson. They always have kind things to say about his dad.
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Directors Branch) [2001-]

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