Curtis Hanson 1945-2016

Filmmaker Curtis Hanson, who directed films as diverse as the Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential and the Eminem starring 8 Mile, has passed away at the age of 71 tonight. A producer and screenwriter who once worked as a film journalist and photographer before going on to become a director, his long filmography included films such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997), which won Kim Basinger the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Hanson the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Wonder Boys (2000), 8 Mile (2002) and In Her Shoes (2005).