USA, Germany


No matter where we live, no matter who we are, we're all bound by borders ... some real, some imagined. Many of us are content to live within these borders. Others are forced to. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what lies on the other side is both frightening and unknown. 8 Mile is a story about these boundaries that define our lives, and a young man's struggle to find the strength and courage to transcend them.

Director's Biography

Curtis Hanson (Director/Producer) produced, co-wrote and directed Confidential which received nine Academy Award nominations, including three personal nominations for Hanson for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Another Medium.
Hanson most recently produced and directed Wonder Boys, which also received several Oscar nominations, winning for Best Song. Among Hanson's other directing credits are The River Wild The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Bad Influence and The Bedroom Window, which he also wrote. His other screenplay credits include White Dog, Never Cry Wolf and The Silent Partner.
Hanson is also a champion of film preservation and in 1999 was named the first Chairman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Written by: Scott Silver

Produced by: Brian Grazer, Curtis Hanson, Jimmy Iovine

Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto

Editing: Craig Kitson , Jay Rabinowitz

Production Design: Philip Messina

Costume Design: Mark Bridges

Original Score: Eminem

Cast: Eugene Byrd (Wink), Eminem (Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith), Taryn Manning (Janeane), Kim Basinger (Stephanie Smith), Larry Hudson (Bouncer), Mekhi Phifer (David 'Future' Porter), Brittany Murphy (Alex), Evan Jones (Cheddar Bob), Omar Benson Miller (Sol George), De'Angelo Wilson (DJ Iz)

Nominations and Awards

  • Screen International Award (for a non-European film) 2002