Niles-Maine District Library


In Memory of Curtis Hanson: 1945-2016

Starting out in Hollywood as a writer, Curtis Hanson had some minor successes with his screenplays and eventually with the movies he directed.  But, it wasn’t until 1992’s sleeper hit, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, that he became a director with his pick of projects.  In 1997, he picked a life changing project with L.A. Confidential, which remains his most acclaimed and successful movie.  Hanson won his only Oscar for writing the screenplay for L.A. Confidential, which he also directed and produced.

8 Mile

Adaptation (actor)

The Big Year (produced)

Chasing Mavericks

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

In Her Shoes

L.A. Confidential

Lucky You

The River Wild

Too Big to Fail

White Dog (screenplay)

Wonder Boys

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