Nominated for Best Director for
"LA Confidential", an evocative film that transports us to an earlier era, "LA
Confidential" is easily the pinnacle of Curtis Hanson's career to date. An accomplished
Hollywood veteran of contemporary character driven thrillers
"The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"), Hanson wove the multiple stories of author
James Ellroy's dark 50's noir together masterfully. He etches out not only a handful of
memorable characters but a gritty snapshot of Hollywood in an earlier, more corrupt era.
Hanson has been honored as Best Director by every major critic's organization (except the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) in the country and has won a Writer's Guild Award
and an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for "LA Confidential".
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