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Director Curtis Hanson Dies At 71

By Margaret Amoah
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September 21, 2016
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Director Curtis Hanson attends the "Too Big To Fail" New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on May 16, 2011 in New York City - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North AmericaDirector Curtis Hanson attends the “Too Big To Fail” New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on May 16, 2011 in New York City – Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America. 

Oscar winning director Curtis Hanson has died, aged 71. The L.A. Confidential filmmaker was found unconscious at his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ.com. Law enforcement officials say he appeared to die from a heart attack.

Hanson was an acclaimed director, writer, and producer, and won his only Academy Award for co-writing the L.A. confidential screenplay with Brian Helgeland.

Director Curtis Hanson arrives at the premiere of HBO's "Luck" at the Chinese Theater on January 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California - Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North AmericaDirector Curtis Hanson arrives at the premiere of HBO’s “Luck” at the Chinese Theater on January 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California – Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America.

He also helmed films such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Wonder Boys, In Her Shoes, The River Wild, TV movie Too Big To Fail, and Eminem’s hip-hop drama 8 Mile.

Hanson’s final film was 2012 surfer biopic Chasing Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler.

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