Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson has died.
The filmmaker, who won his Oscar in 1998, for writing the Russell Crowe noir L.A. Confidential, reportedly passed away of natural causes at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He is said to have been ill for a while.
As a director, Curtis – who last delivered 2012’s Chasing Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler – helmed a genre-spanning oeuvre that includes The River Wild with Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon; Wonder Boys (which stars Michael Douglas and features Tobey Maguire, Katie Holmes, and Robert Downey Jr.); Eminem’s 8 Mile; In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine; and HBO’s Too Big To Fail.
He will be missed.