Hanson recently directed and produced the comedy drama In Her Shoes, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine. He also produced and directed Wonder Boys, starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire, and the acclaimed drama 8 Mile, starring Eminem. Both films won Oscars for Best Original Song, the first for Bob Dylan's Things Have Changed, and the latter for Eminem's Lose Yourself.
Hanson includes among his other directing credits The River Wild, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon; The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, starring Rebecca de Mornay; Bad Influence, starring Rob Lowe and James Spader; and The Bedroom Window, which he also wrote.
A noted champion of film preservation, Hanson has served as the Chairman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive since 1999. He was the first recipient of the Film Preservation Award bestowed by the Film Foundation and the Directors Guild of America in 2003.
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Curtis Hanson Facts
|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Producer|
|Birthday||March 24, 1945 (74)|
|Birthplace||Reno, Nevada, USA|
|Too Big To Fail|
|In Her Shoes|
|The River Wild|
|The Children Of Times Square|
|The Hand That Rocks The Cradle|