Curtis Hanson, Director and Oscar-Winning Writer on 'L.A. Confidential,' Dies at 71

September 21, 2016 2:12 AM

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The accomplished filmmaker also was behind 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,' 'The River Wild,' 'Wonder Boys' and '8 Mile.'

Curtis Hanson, whose sterling adaptation of the noir classic L.A. Confidential earned him an Oscar and vaulted him to A-list status as a screenwriter and director, has died. He was 71.

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