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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
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First Appeared:
In the movie Verna: USO Girl 1978-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie Black Widow 2021-05-07
Known For
Movie Black Widow Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross 2021-05-07
Movie The Last Full Measure Tulley 2020-01-23
Movie The King's Daughter Pere La Chaise 2020-09-05
Movie Avengers: Endgame Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross 2019-04-24
Movie The Miracle Season Ernie Found 2018-04-13
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross 2018-04-25
Series Condor Bob Partridge 2018-06-06
Movie Race Jeremiah Mahoney 2016-02-19
Series Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Hrothgar 2016-01-03
Movie Captain America: Civil War Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross 2016-04-27
Movie United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Making of 'Captain America: Civil War' Himself 2016-09-13
Movie Men of Granite 2015-02-06
Series Humans Dr. George Millican 2015-06-14
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 Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Julian Rigby 2014-10-10
Movie The Challenger Richard Feynman 2013-03-18
Movie The Host Jeb Stryder 2013-03-22
Series Bonnie & Clyde Frank Hamer 2013-12-08
Series Moby Dick Captain Ahab 2011-05-08
Movie Too Big to Fail Henry Paulson 2011-05-22
Movie Hellgate Warren Mills 2011-11-05
Movie Late Bloomers Adam 2011-07-13
Movie Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (archive footage) 2011-09-12
Movie The Real Robin Hood Narrator 2010-05-11
Movie The River Why H2O 2010-04-09
Movie Robin Hood William Marshal 2010-05-12
Movie Endgame Professor Will Esterhuyse 2009-01-18
Movie The Countess György Thurzó 2009-06-25
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Brett Hanson 2009-11-19
Movie Vantage Point President Ashton 2008-02-01
Movie The Incredible Hulk Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross 2008-06-12
Movie Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina/Himself 2008-06-25
Movie The Making of Incredible Hulk Himself 2008-10-21
Movie The Legend of Sasquatch 2007-02-03
Movie Mr. Brooks Marshall 2007-06-01
Movie Into the Wild Walt McCandless 2007-09-11
Movie Noise Mayor Schneer 2007-11-06
Movie Beautiful Ohio Simon Messerman 2006-11-10
Movie The Good Shepherd Philip Allen 2006-12-11
Movie Neverwas Dr. Peter Reed 2005-09-09
Movie Hunt for Justice General Mortimer 2005-06-06
Movie Syriana Stan 2005-11-23
Movie The Village Edward Walker 2004-07-30
Movie The Blue Butterfly Alan Osborne 2004-02-20
Series Frankenstein Professor Waldman 2004-10-05
Movie Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Robert P. Hanssen 2002-11-10
Movie Nearest to Heaven Matt 2002-11-20
Movie Varian's War Varian Fry 2001-04-22
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Prof. Hobby 2001-06-29
Movie The Flamingo Rising Turner Knight 2001-02-04
Movie Rare Birds Dave 2001-09-09
Movie The Simian Line Edward 2001-11-16
Movie The Miracle Maker Jairus 2000-03-31
Movie Contaminated Man David R. Whitman 2000-12-17
Series Frank Herbert's Dune Duke Leto Atreides 2000-12-03
Movie The 4th Floor Greg Harrison 1999-07-31
Movie Do Not Disturb Walter Richmond 1999-11-04
Movie Sunshine Andor Knorr 1999-09-13
Movie Lost In Space Forever Himself (also archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie The Proposition Arthur Barret 1998-03-26
Movie Lost in Space Prof. John Robinson 1998-04-03
Movie One True Thing George Gulden 1998-09-18
Movie Loved K.D. Dietrickson 1997-10-31
Movie Secrets Shared with a Stranger The stranger 1996-06-14
Movie Jane Eyre Rochester 1996-02-09
Movie A Couch in New York Henry Harriston 1996-02-21
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 The Plague Doctor Bernard Rieux 1992-08-26
Movie The Doctor Dr. Jack MacKee 1991-07-24
Movie Until the End of the World Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee 1991-09-12
Movie I Love You to Death Harlan James 1990-04-06
Movie Alice Doug Tate 1990-12-25
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina 1985-07-26
Movie Gorky Park Arkady Renko 1983-12-15
Movie The Big Chill Nick Carlton 1983-09-09
Movie Body Heat Ned Racine 1981-08-28
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
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