Curtis Hansen passes

“I prefer stories about people who are, in a sense, trying to find better versions of themselves.” — Curtis Hanson

Russell at twitter:

RIP Curtis Hansen . Thank you for believing in me & standing your ground. In reality you made my job a career. Love & respect my friend.

Obviously distracted & upset…RIP to Curtis Hanson… this correction because he would have asked for another take…”in technicolor sir”

According to Deadline:

Officer Tony Im of the LAPD confirmed the news to Deadline, saying police arrived at Hanson’s home at 4:50 PM and that he was pronounced dead at the scene. The filmmaker had been in poor health for a while.

Hanson co-wrote (with Brian Helgeland), directed and produced L.A. Confidential (1997), an adaptation of James Ellroy’s noir novel which was up for Best Picture and also earned him a directing nom and won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Set in 1953 Los Angeles, the film starred Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell,Danny DeVito, David Straithairn and — in brief but Oscar-winning scenes — Kim Basinger. It followed a group of corrupt LAPD officers and a deal with a Hollywood gossip rag to feed it celebrity tips

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Russell to host Award night for Ridley Scott

Russell Crowe will host the 30th annual American Cinematheque Award Tribute to Ridley Scott on October 14 at the Beverly Hilton. Matt Damon will present the award with additional tributes from Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Wiig. Tickets start at $600. Black tie suggested. For more information call Mann Productions: 323.314.7000

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Harry Connick Jr gets advice from Russell Crowe

and others. Promo video for Harry Connick Jr’s new chat show.

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Sam’s tailor 24 hours later

This from @samstailor at twitter – “24 hours later”

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The Nice Guys

is out on Blu-Ray today, in stores and at Amazon

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Russell in Hong Kong

Russell at the tailor in Hong Kong, posted to twitter earlier today:

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High Flight at 75

Thanks to Cath at twitter:

Wartime poem High Flight remembered 75 years on – BBC

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Jim Jeffries loves Russell Crowe

Listen to this awesome clip of an interview with Jim Jeffries, an Australian comic with a great special on Netflix if you’re curious. Not only does he say great things about Russell but he does a dead on impression of Russell. I love the joke about Noah.

“The most generous person I’ve ever met in my life.” …
“This quad bike rides over the hill, it comes up then it skids in front of us. He throws a cigarette out of his mouth. He looks at my son and he goes, ‘you must be Hank,’ and he scoops Hank up on the bike and fucks off over the hill.”

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The Nice Guys images

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These gorgeous images thanks to RyanGoslingFrance and Ernest Barath at twitter, by photographer Claudio Carpi, who also did The Nice Guys poster images. Click on below images for larger.

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Cinderella Man is on Netflix

Still my favorite of Russell’s films, Cinderella Man is now on Netflix!

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