Eminem is usually on the headlines when he makes an announcement about almost anything. It could be a new song, album, project or simply just commenting on the most recent events. However, this time, its about the death of 8 Mile director, Curtis Hanson.
Eminem On His Thoughts Of Curtis Hanson
The Rap God was not feeling well and visibly emotional when he was talking about Curtis Hanson. The two had a bond like no other. As a seasoned Director, Curtis Hanson had to take Eminem, who was considered as a rookie in acting on his wings. Sure enough, Eminem did appreciate it. "Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy idea to make a rap battle movie set in Detroit. He basically made me into an actor for 8 Mile. I'm lucky I got to know him," Eminem added.
What Hanson Thought About The Rap God
The feeling is mutual to say the least between these two artists in their own right. Curtis Hanson is already amazed with Marshall's rapping skills however, he was blown away with his acting. "I knew going into it that he had experience performing and also adopting a character, Slim Shady," Hanson said. "What I was looking for was actually the opposite of that. When you adopt a characterization, that's artificial. You hide behind that. What I needed in this story was the appearance of a complete lack of artifice. I needed the appearance of one more or less exposing himself emotionally," he ended.
The 8 Mile Director And His Legacy
Curtis Hanson passed away at the age of 71. He won a lot of awards during his illustrious career. He won a screenwriting Oscar for L.A Confidential and directed the epic thriller, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, when they rushed to see Hanson on his home at Hollywood Hills, he was already unconscious. The LAPD then revealed that the director died of natural causes.