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L.A. Confidential Filmmaker Curtis Hanson Dies at 71

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Curtis Hanson, the director and Oscar-winning writer on L.A. Confidential, has died at 71, according to reports.

Hanson was also responsible for creating box-office hits such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and the Eminem hip-hop drama 8 Mile.

He died on Tuesday of a heart attack in his Hollywood Hills home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Variety reports that a paramedics responded to a call of an unconscious man at about 4:52 p.m. Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The filmmaker had not directed a movie since 2012, when he helmed the film Chasing Mavericks, but he left the production due to an undisclosed illness.

Hanson’s other films included the Cameron Diaz comedy In Her Shoes, which he directed.

In 1997, Hanson won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing L.A. Confidential with Brian Helgeland.

Hanson is survived by a son, born in 2004, with his Rebecca Yeldham, a producer.