William Hurt

Biography

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).

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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).

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Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1950-03-20

Place of Birth Washington - D.C. - USA

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2016 The Duel as Governor Ross
2016 Captain America: Civil War as Secretary of State Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
2016 Race as Jeremiah Mahoney
2016 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands(12 episodes) as Hrothgar
2015 Humans(8 episodes) as Dr. George Millican
2015 Men of Granite
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her as Julian Rigby
2014 Days and Nights as Herb
2014 Bonnie & Clyde(2 episodes) as Frank Hamer
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
2014 Winter's Tale as Isaac Penn
2013 Bonnie & Clyde as Frank Hamer
2013 Fire In The Blood as Himself
2013 The Host as Jeb Stryder
2013 The Challenger as Richard Feynman
2012 Maddened by His Absence as Jacques
2011 Hellgate as Warren Mills
2011 The Consultant as General 'Thunderbolt' Ross
2011 Late Bloomers as Adam
2011 Too Big to Fail as Henry Paulson
2011 Moby Dick(4 episodes) as Captain Ahab
2010 Robin Hood as William Marshal
2010 The Real Robin Hood as Narrator
2010 The River Why as H2O
2010 Moby Dick as Captain Ahab
2009 The Countess as Gyorgy Thurzo
2009 Endgame as Professor Will Esterhuyse
2008 The Yellow Handkerchief as Brett Hanson
2008 The Incredible Hulk as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
2008 Noise as Mayor Schneer
2008 Vantage Point as President Ashton
2007 Into the Wild as Walt McCandless
2007 Damages(144 episodes) as Daniel Purcell
2007 Mr. Brooks as Marshall
2007 The Legend of Sasquatch
2006 The Good Shepherd as Philip Allen
2006 Beautiful Ohio as Simon Messerman
2005 Syriana as Stan
2005 A History of Violence as Richie Cusack
2005 Neverwas as Dr. Peter Reed
2005 The King as David
2004 Frankenstein as Prof. Waldmann
2004 Frankenstein(2 episodes) as Professor Waldman
2004 The Village as Edward Walker
2004 The Blue Butterfly as Alan Osborne
2002 Nearest to Heaven as Matt
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story as Robert P. Hanssen
2002 Tuck Everlasting as Angus Tuck
2002 Changing Lanes as Doyle's Sponsor
2001 The Simian Line as Edward
2001 Rare Birds as Dave
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence as Prof. Hobby
2001 Varian's War as Varian Fry
2001 The Flamingo Rising as Turner Knight
2000 Contaminated Man as David R. Whitman
2000 Frank Herbert's Dune as Duke Leto Atreides I
2000 Dune(4 episodes) as Duke Leto Atreides
2000 The Miracle Maker as Jairus
1999 Silent Witness as Walter Richmond
1999 Sunshine as Andor Knorr
1999 The 4th Floor as Greg Harrison
1999 The Big Brass Ring as William Blake Pellarin
1998 The King of Queens(1 episode)
1998 One True Thing as George Gulden
1998 Lost in Space as Prof. John Robinson
1998 The Proposition as Arthur Barret
1998 Dark City as Inspector Frank Bumstead
1998 Lost In Space Forever as Himself (also archive footage)
1997 Loved as K.D. Dietrickson
1996 Michael as Frank Quinlan
1996 Ispoved neznakomtsu
1996 Jane Eyre as Rochester
1996 A Couch in New York as Henry Harriston
1995 Smoke as Paul Benjamin
1994 Second Best as Graham Holt
1994 Trial by Jury as Tommy Vesey
1993 Mr. Wonderful as Tom
1992 The Plague as Doctor Bernard Rieux
1991 Until the End of the World as Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee
1991 The Doctor as Dr. Jack MacKee
1990 Alice as Doug Tate
1990 I Love You to Death as Harlan James
1988 The Accidental Tourist as Macon Leary
1988 A Time of Destiny as Martin Larraneta
1987 Broadcast News as Tom Grunick
1986 Children of a Lesser God as James Leeds
1986 American Masters(0 episodes)
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman as Luis Molina
1983 Gorky Park as Arkady Renko
1983 The Big Chill as Nick Carlton
1981 All the Way Home as Jay Follet
1981 Body Heat as Ned Racine
1981 Eyewitness as Daryll Deever
1980 Altered States as Professor Eddie Jessup
1978 Verna: USO Girl as Walter
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1973 Kojak(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 The Moon and the Sun as Pere La Chaise
1900 The Best of Families(0 episodes) as James Lathrop

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