Curtis HansonCurtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His directing work included the psychological thriller ''The Hand That Rocks the Cradle'' (1992), the neo-noir crime film ''L.A. Confidential'' (1997), the comedy ''Wonder Boys'' (2000), the hip-hop biopic ''8 Mile'' (2002), the romantic comedy-drama ''In Her Shoes'' (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama ''Too Big to Fail'' (2011).
Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing ''L.A. Confidential'' with Brian Helgeland, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, for a Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. An active member of the Directors Guild of America, he was a member of the Creative Rights Committee, the President's Committee on Film Preservation, and the Film Foundation. Provided by Wikipedia