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William Hurt ACTOR


William Hurt was born on March 20th, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, born to Claire Isabel and Alfred McChord Hurt.  After his parents divorced his mother re-married and Hurt attended Middlesex school where he began to develop an interest in acting.  After high school, he enrolled at Tufts University and briefly studied theology later switching his career goals to acting he went on to study at the Julliard School.
His career in entertainment began with working as a stage actor appearing in summer stock as well as off-Broadway and on Broadway productions such as, "Henry V", "5th of July", "Hamlet", "Uncle Vanya", "Richard II", "Hurlyburly" and "My Life".
In addition to gaining great exposure as a stage actor, he also appeared on the radio in such shows as, "The Grand Railway Bazaar", "The Shipping News" and he narrated a variety of documentaries.
He made his film debut in 1980 on, "Altered States" a role for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.  Other early career film roles included, "Body Heat" (1981), "The Big Chill" (1983) and "Gorky Park" (1983). 
Throughout his career in the industry he has received four Academy Award nominations and a Best Supporting Actor accolade from the Los Angeles Film Critics circle and the New York Film Critics Circle.  In 1988, Hurt was also awarded the first Spencer Tracy Award from UCLA.
Some of his more well known film roles have been in, "The Big Chill" (1983), "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985), "Children of a Lesser God" (1986), "Broadcast News" (1987) and "The Accidental Tourist" (1988).
As his career has progressed he has continued to appear in a number of highly successful films such as, "A History of Violence" (2005), "The Good Shepherd" (2006), "Mr. Brooks" (2007), "Into the Wild" (2007) and "Robin Hood" (2010).
Hurt has married twice, first to Mary Beth Hurt in 1971 and they remained together until 1982.  He then wed Heidi Henderson in 1989 and they had two children before the marriage came to an end in 1993.  He also has two other children from a previous relationship with Sandrine Bonnaire.
William Hurt currently resides in Oregon with his two sons and some of his more recent roles have been on the television series, "Damages" (2009) and "Moby Dick" (2011).  He also starred in the television movie, "Too Big to Fail" (2011) and soon to release the films, "The Host", "Untitled Christian Camargo Project" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (2013). 


2013   The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His

2013   Untitled Christian Camargo Project

2013   The Host 

2012   J'enrage de son absence 

2011   Too Big to Fail

2011   Moby Dick

2011   Late Bloomers 

2011   Shadows

2010   Robin Hood 

2010   The River Why 

2009   Damages 

2009   The Countess

2009   Endgame 

2008   The Incredible Hulk 
2008   Vantage Point 

2008   The Yellow Handkerchief 

2007   Noise

2007   Into the Wild

2007   Mr. Brooks 

2006   The Good Shepherd 

2006   Beautiful Ohio 

2006   Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King 

2006   The Legend of Sasquatch

2005   Syriana

2005   Neverwas

2005   Hunt for Justice

2005   A History of Violence 

2005   The King 

2004   Frankenstein 

2004   The Village 

2004   The Blue Butterfly 

2002   Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story 

2002   Tuck Everlasting

2002   Nearest to Heaven

2002   The King of Queens

2002   Changing Lanes 

2001   Rivière-des-Jérémie 

2001   Rare Birds

2001   A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001   Varian's War 

2001   The Flamingo Rising 

2000   Dune 

2000   Contaminated Man

2000   The Miracle Maker

2000   The Simian Line 

1999   Do Not Disturb

1999   Sunshine 

1999   The 4th Floor 

1999   The Big Brass Ring 

1998   One True Thing 

1998   Lost in Space

1998   The Proposition

1998   Dark City 

1997   Loved 

1996   Michael

1996   A Couch in New York

1996   Jane Eyre 

1995   Secrets Shared with a Stranger 

1995   Smoke 

1994   Second Best 

1994   Trial by Jury 

1993   Mr. Wonderful 

1992   The Plague 

1991   Until the End of the World

1991   The Doctor 

1991   American Masters

1990   Alice 

1990   Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School 

1990   I Love You to Death 

1988   The Accidental Tourist 

1988   A Time of Destiny 

1987   Broadcast News 

1986   Children of a Lesser God 

1985   Kiss of the Spider Woman 

1983   Gorky Park

1983   The Big Chill

1982   A Midsummer Night's Dream

1981   All the Way Home

1981   Body Heat 

1981   Eyewitness 

1980   Altered States 

1978   Great Performances 

1977   The Best of Families 

1977   Kojak 

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