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William Hurt

William M. Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School, and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States (1980), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played the leading role of a sleazy lawyer in the well-received film noir Body Heat (1981). In 1985, Hurt garnered substantial critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for portraying an effeminate homosexual in Kiss of the Spider Woman. He went on to receive another two Academy Award nominations for his lead performances in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987). Hurt remained an active stage actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in numerous Off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hurt received his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly. After playing a diversity of character roles in the following decade, Hurt earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence (2005). Other notable films in recent years have included A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Robin Hood (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article William Hurt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Mar 20, 1950 In Washington - D.C. - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The King's Daughter
Latest Project:
Movie Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story 2019
Known For
Movie The King's Daughter Pere La Chaise 2019
Movie Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story Gregg Allman 2019
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Thaddeus Ross 2018-04-27
Movie Race Jeremiah Mahoney 2016-02-19
Movie Captain America: Civil War Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross 2016-05-06
Series Goliath Donald Cooperman 2016-10-14
Movie United We Stand, Divided We Fall Himself 2016-09-13
Movie Men of Granite 2015-02-06
Movie Winter's Tale Isaac Penn 2014-02-13
Movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Julian Rigby 2014-05-14
Movie Days and Nights Herb 2014-09-26
Movie The Host Jeb Stryder 2013-03-22
Movie The Challenger Richard Feynman 2013-03-18
Movie Too Big to Fail Henry Paulson 2011-05-22
Movie Late Bloomers Adam 2011-07-13
Movie Hellgate Warren Mills 2011-11-05
Movie The Countess Gyorgy Thurzo 2011-06-07
Movie Robin Hood William Marshal 2010-05-14
Movie Endgame Professor Will Esterhuyse 2009-01-18
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Brett Hanson 2008-12-17
Movie Vantage Point President Ashton 2008-02-01
Movie The Incredible Hulk General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross / The Red Hulk 2008-06-12
Movie Noise Mayor Schneer 2008-05-09
Movie Mr. Brooks Marshall 2007-06-01
Movie Into the Wild Walt McCandless 2007-09-11
Movie Too Commercial for Cannes himself 2006-03-17
Movie Beautiful Ohio Simon Messerman 2006-11-10
Movie The Good Shepherd Philip Allen 2006-12-11
Movie The King David 2005-01-01
Movie Hunt for Justice General Mortimer 2005-06-06
Movie Neverwas Dr. Peter Reed 2005-09-09
Movie A History of Violence Richie Cusack 2005-09-23
Movie Syriana Stan 2005-11-23
Movie The Blue Butterfly Alan Osborne 2004-08-26
Movie The Village Edward Walker 2004-07-30
Movie Nearest to Heaven Matt 2002-11-20
Movie Changing Lanes Doyle's Sponsor 2002-04-07
Movie Tuck Everlasting Angus Tuck 2002-10-11
Movie Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Robert P. Hanssen 2002-11-10
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Prof. Hobby 2001-06-29
Movie The Flamingo Rising Turner Knight 2001-02-04
Movie The Miracle Maker Jairus 2000-03-31
Movie Contaminated Man David R. Whitman 2000-12-17
Movie The Big Brass Ring William Blake Pellarin 1999-04-20
Movie Sunshine Andor Knorr 1999-09-13
Movie Lost In Space Forever Himself (also archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Lost in Space Prof. John Robinson 1998-04-03
Movie Jane Eyre Rochester 1996-04-12
Movie Smoke Paul Benjamin 1995-06-09
Movie Trial by Jury Tommy Vesey 1994-09-09
Movie Second Best Graham Holt 1994-09-30
Movie Mr. Wonderful Tom 1993-10-15
Movie Until the End of the World Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee 1991-09-12
Movie The Doctor Dr. Jack MacKee 1991-07-24
Movie Alice Doug Tate 1990-12-25
Movie I Love You to Death Harlan James 1990-04-06
Movie A Time of Destiny Martin Larraneta 1988-04-22
Movie The Accidental Tourist Macon Leary 1988-12-23
Movie Broadcast News Tom Grunick 1987-12-16
Movie Children of a Lesser God James Leeds 1986-09-13
Movie The Big Chill Nick Carlton 1983-09-09
Movie Gorky Park Arkady Renko 1983-12-15
Movie Eyewitness Daryll Deever 1981-02-13
Movie All the Way Home Jay Follet 1981-12-21
Movie Altered States Professor Eddie Jessup 1980-12-25
Movie Verna: USO Girl Walter 1978-01-25