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Curtis Hanson

Film Director / Comedian / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 03/24/1945 († 71, 09/20/2016) | Reno, Nevada (United States of America (USA))
Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Born in Reno, Nevada, Hanson grew up in Los Angeles. After dropping out of high school, Hanson worked as photographer and editor for Cinema magazine. In the 1970s, Hanson got involved in filmmaking starting with participating in the writing of the horror film The Dunwich Horror (1970) and his directorial debut Sweet Kill (1973), where he lacked creative control to fulfill his vision. While Hanson continued directing, he rose to prominence by being involved in the writing of several critically-acclaimed films. This included Daryl Duke's The Silent Partner (1978), Samuel Fuller's White Dog (1982), and Carroll Ballard's Never Cry Wolf (1983). Moving forward, Hanson's directorial efforts started to get some attention with ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Curtis Hanson

Writers Guild of America Awards Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Edgar Awards National Board of Review Award for Best Film Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture European Film Award for Best Non-European Film
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Movies with Curtis Hanson as Actor(17)

TV Shows/Series with Curtis Hanson as Actor(1)

as himself1986 American Masters

Movies with Curtis Hanson as Crew(36)

Directing/Director2012 Chasing Mavericks
Production/Producer2012 Chasing Mavericks
Directing/Director2011 Too Big to Fail
Production/Executive Producer2011 Too Big to Fail
Production/Producer2011 The Big Year
Directing/Director2007 Lucky You
Production/Producer2007 Lucky You
Writing/Screenplay2007 Lucky You
Directing/Director2005 In Her Shoes
Production/Producer2005 In Her Shoes
Directing/Director2002 8 Mile
Production/Producer2002 8 Mile
Directing/Director2000 Wonder Boys
Production/Producer2000 Wonder Boys
Directing/Director1997 L.A. Confidential
Production/Producer1997 L.A. Confidential
Writing/Screenplay1997 L.A. Confidential
Directing/Director1994 The River Wild
Directing/Director1992 The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Directing/Director1990 Bad Influence
Directing/Director1987 Evil Town
Directing/Director1987 The Bedroom Window
Writing/Screenplay1987 The Bedroom Window
Directing/Director1986 The Children of Times Square
Writing/Writer1986 The Children of Times Square
Writing/Screenplay1983 Never Cry Wolf
Writing/Screenplay1982 White Dog
Directing/Director1982 Losin' It
Directing/Director1980 The Little Dragons
Production/Associate Producer1978 The Silent Partner
Writing/Screenplay1978 The Silent Partner
Directing/Director1972 Sweet Kill
Production/Producer1972 Sweet Kill
Writing/Writer1972 Sweet Kill
Writing/Screenplay1970 The Dunwich Horror

TV Shows/Series with Curtis Hanson as Crew(2)

Production/Producer2009 Three Rivers
Directing/Director2002 Greg the Bunny

Full Name: Curtis Hanson
Born: Saturday, 03/24 1945 (March) in Reno, Nevada (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 09/20 2016 (September) in Los Angeles (aged: 71)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Montclair College Preparatory School
Curtis Hanson frequently works together with these people:
Mike Thomas (8x, Crew)
Gary Leva (7x, Crew)
Carol Fenelon (6x, Crew)
Emilie Lesclaux (6x, Crew)
Kim Basinger (5x, Actress)
Dan Milano (5x, Actor)
Tony Curtis (4x, Actor)
Mali Finn (4x, Crew)
Robert Elswit (4x, Crew)
Michael Crawford (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10024, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/25/2024