Curtis Hanson

Birth Name: 
Curtis Lee Hanson
Saturday, March 24, 1945
Birth Place: 
Reno, Nevada, USA

 After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1973), 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 Pictures' 8 Mile (2002), which co-starred Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer and many Detroit-based actors.

Awards and Nominations

1998 - WON - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (L.A. Confidential)
1998 - Nominated - Best Director  (L.A. Confidential)
1998 - Nominated - Best Picture (L.A. Confidential)


8 Mile (BLU-RAY)

Although not Oscar-worthy, Eminem's performance in this movie was absolutely brilliant, outshining seasoned actors like Kim Basinger and the recently Oscar nominated Michael O'Shannon.... Read more

In Her Shoes

Maggie and Rose are sisters; but there is no way you would guess that by meeting them. Rose is down to earth, works hard, and is seen by many as plain; meanwhile Maggie is a fun loving party girl that can’t hold down a job and depends on her looks to get her things.... Read more