"L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson found dead

"L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson found dead
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Movie director Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for “LA Confidential”, was found dead in his California home on Tuesday (September 20), the Los Angeles Police Department…

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Movie director Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for “LA Confidential”, was found dead in his California home on Tuesday (September 20), the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was 71.

Paramedics found Hanson at his Hollywood Hills home at about 5 p.m. local time (0200 CET). Hanson, who was pronounced dead at the scene, died of natural causes, a police spokeswoman said.

He had retired in recent years due to Alzheimer’s, according to Variety.com.

Eminem has released a statement on the death of '8 Mile' director Curtis Hanson https://t.co/c8bwA9ZRNy

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 21, 2016

Hanson, along with Brian Helgeland, won an Oscar in 1997 for best writing for their adapted screenplay of the novel of the same name by James Ellroy.

As a producer of the stylish 1997 period film, Hanson also shared the nomination for best picture and was nominated for best director. “LA Confidential” won an Oscar for actress Kim Basinger, and was nominated for its cinematography, art direction, sound, editing and score.

The film reproduced 1950s Los Angeles, from the streets to the costumes, and Hanson used an ensemble cast that also included Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito and David Strathairn.

“Curtis Hanson’s resplendently wicked ‘LA Confidential’ is a tough, gorgeous, vastly entertaining throwback to the Hollywood that did things right,” The New York Times said.

Hanson’s other films included “The River Wild,” “Wonder Boys,” “8 Mile” and “In Her Shoes.”

RIP director Curtis Hanson. The guy was incredibly underrated. I mean, my god, this shot: pic.twitter.com/zgkst2MU0O

— Connor Kilpatrick (@ckilpatrick) September 21, 2016

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