William Hurt

 

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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

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William Hurt

Born 1950-03-20 (69 years ago) in Washington, D.C., USA.
Height 188 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (A History of Violence) 2005 A history of violence
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1986 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1986 Kiss of the Spider Woman
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1986 David di Donatello Awards 1986 Kiss of the Spider Woman
London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1986 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Cannes Best Actor Award (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Academy Award for Best Actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 58th Academy Awards 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Obie Award for Performance (My Life) 22nd Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 1977 My Life
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Damages) 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 Damages
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (A History of Violence) 78th Academy Awards 2005 A history of violence
Academy Award for Best Actor (Broadcast News) 60th Academy Awards 1987 Broadcast News
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Broadcast News) 45th Golden Globe Awards 1987 Broadcast News
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1986 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1986 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Academy Award for Best Actor (Children of a Lesser God) 59th Academy Awards 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (Children of a Lesser God) 44th Golden Globe Awards 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Academy Award for Best Actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 58th Academy Awards 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 43rd Golden Globe Awards 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor (Altered States) 38th Golden Globe Awards 1980 Altered States
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Sandrine Bonnaire(Sambo: 1992–1997) 1992 1997 Sambo
Heidi Henderson(Gifta: 1989-03-05–1993-08-01) 1989-03-05 1993-08-01 Gifta
Marlee Matlin(Sambo: 1985–1986) 1985 1986 Sambo
Sandra Jennings(Sambo: 1981–1984) 1981 1984 Sambo
Mary Beth Hurt(Gifta: 1971-12-02–1982-12-09) 1971-12-02 1982-12-09 Gifta
Children

Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, William Hurt, Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt

Parents

Alfred McChord Hurt, Claire Isabel Hurt

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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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