Oscar winning director and writer Curtis Hanson died at a home in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday afternoon … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us paramedics went to the home, responding to a call of an unconscious man. We’re told Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene, and it appears to have been a heart attack.
Hanson won an Oscar in 1998 for his “L.A. Confidential” screenplay, which he also directed. He famously directed Eminem‘s Hollywood debut in “8 Mile” … as well as “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” “The River Wild” and “In Her Shoes.”
Hanson was 71.