Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson

Date of Birth: 24 Mar 1945

Country: USA

Biography: Reno native Curtis Hanson was a high school dropout, but didn't let that prevent him from becoming a wildly successful director in the 90s with populist hits like The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. Hanson cites Alfred Hitchcock as a major influence and first tasted critical acclaim with 1997's L.A. Confidential.

Total Credits at Criticker: 4 (Actor), 15 (Director), 9 (Writer)

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    Chasing Mavericks
    Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks. (imdb)
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    Too Big to Fail
    Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (imdb)
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    Lucky You
    A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (imdb)
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    In Her Shoes
    Maggie (Diaz) and Rose Feller (Collette) are both best friends and polar opposites when it comes to values, goals and personal style. This is the alternately hilarious and heart-rending story of two sisters with nothing in common but size 8 ½ feet. (20th Century Fox)
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    8 Mile
    A story about the boundaries that define our lives, and a young man's struggle to find the courage to transcend them.
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    Wonder Boys
    Grady Tripp (Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award-winning Great American Novel seven years ago. It's hardly surprising, then that his college's annual literary festival fills the former wonder boy with more than his usual quota of self-doubt and anxiety. This festival weekend, however, proves even worse than he could have imagined as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy, his most gifted writing student James Leer (Maguire). (Paramount Pictures)
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    L.A. Confidential
    A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
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    The River Wild
    Meryl Streep takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (imdb)
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    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
    Peyton Flanders seemed to be the perfect nanny, but secretly she was out to wreck the lives of the family she was supposed to be helping... (imdb)
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    Bad Influence
    Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. (imdb)
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    The Bedroom Window
    Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets to find the real rapist/killer with some help from victim Denise. (imdb)
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    The Children of Times Square
    An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss. (imdb)
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    Losin\
    Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce. (imdb)
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    The Little Dragons
    Karate experts attempt to rescue a girl who was kidnapped by a mother and her two psycho sons. (imdb)
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    Sweet Kill
    Horror and suspense in the story of a psychotic maniac who literally "loves" women to death. (imdb)
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    In a Lonely Place: Revisited
    Director Curtis Hanson takes a look at the film, "In A Lonely Place."
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