Curtis Hanson Overview

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Born: March 24, 1945

Born in Reno, Nevada, Hanson dropped out of high school to start Cinema magazine. The publication, which was owned by his uncle, once ran an important essay on film noir written by Taxi Driver scribe Paul Schrader. After years of editing and taking photographs for Cinema magazine, Hanson turned to screenwriting and directing. Hanson's first film was an 8mm movie he made in the sixties with his buddy, American Graffiti writer Willard Huyck. In 1978 he wrote the screenplay for the... See All


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