William Hurt

20 Mar 1950

Actor

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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Filmography (73 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···The King's Daughter
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Pere La Chaise)
(movie, 2016)
···Captain America: Civil War
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Secretary of State Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross · The Red Hulk)
(movie, 2016)
···Race
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jeremiah Mahoney)
(movie, 2015)
···Men of Granite
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Days and Nights
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Herb)
(movie, 2014)
···Winter's Tale
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Isaac Penn)
(movie, 2013)
···Bonnie & Clyde
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Hamer)
(movie, 2013)
···The Challenger
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Richard Feynman)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Julian Rigby)
(movie, 2013)
···The Host
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jeb Stryder)
(movie, 2011)
···The Consultant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
By: Leythum
Role: Actor (as General 'Thunderbolt' Ross)
(movie, 2011)
···Too Big to Fail
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Paulson)
(movie, 2011)
···Late Bloomers
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Adam)
(movie, 2010)
7.5Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as William Marshal)
(movie, 2010)
···Moby Dick
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Captain Ahab)
(movie, 2010)
···The River Why
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as H2O)
(movie, 2009)
···The Countess
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Role: Actor (as Gyorgy Thurzo)
(movie, 2009)
···Endgame
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Professor Will Esterhuyse)
(movie, 2008)
···The Yellow Handkerchief
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Brett Hanson)
(movie, 2008)
7.1The Incredible Hulk
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross)
(movie, 2008)
···Vantage Point
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as President Ashton)
(movie, 2007)
7.8Into the Wild
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Walt McCandless)
(movie, 2007)
···Mr. Brooks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marshall)
(movie, 2006)
···The Good Shepherd
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Role: Actor (as Philip Allen)
(movie, 2006)
···Beautiful Ohio
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Messerman)
(movie, 2006)
···The Legend of Sasquatch
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as John Davis)
(movie, 2005)
···Syriana
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stan)
(movie, 2005)
···A History of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Richie Cusack)
(movie, 2005)
···Neverwas
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Peter Reed)
(movie, 2004)
7.1The Village
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Edward Walker)
(movie, 2004)
···The Blue Butterfly
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alan Osborn)
(movie, 2002)
···Tuck Everlasting
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Angus Tuck)
(movie, 2002)
···Changing Lanes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Doyle's Sponsor)
(movie, 2002)
···Au plus près du paradis
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as Matt)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Robert P. Hanssen)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Prof. Hobby)
(movie, 2001)
···Rare Birds
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dave)
(movie, 2001)
···The Flamingo Rising
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Turner Knight)
(movie, 2001)
···Varian's War
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Varian Fry)
(movie, 2000)
···Frank Herbert's Dune
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Duke Leto Atreides I)
(movie, 2000)
···The Miracle Maker
Genre: Animation, History, Family
Role: Actor (as Jairus)
(movie, 2000)
···The Simian Line
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Edward)
(movie, 1999)
···Do Not Disturb
Genre: Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Walter Richmond)
(movie, 1999)
···Sunshine
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Andor Knorr)
(movie, 1999)
···The 4th Floor
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Greg Harrison)
(movie, 1999)
···The Big Brass Ring
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Blake)
(movie, 1998)
···One True Thing
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as George Gulden)
(movie, 1998)
···Lost in Space
Genre: Adventure, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Prof. John Robinson)
(movie, 1998)
···Dark City
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Inspector Frank Bumstead)
(movie, 1996)
···Michael
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Frank Quinlan)
(movie, 1996)
···Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rochester)
(movie, 1996)
···Un divan à New York
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Henry Harriston)
(movie, 1995)
···Smoke
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Paul Benjamin)
(movie, 1995)
···Ispoved neznakomtsu
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as The stranger)
(movie, 1994)
···Second Best
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Graham Holt)
(movie, 1994)
···Trial by Jury
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tommy Vesey)
(movie, 1993)
···Mr. Wonderful
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tom)
(movie, 1992)
···La peste
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Doctor Bernard Rieux)
(movie, 1991)
···Bis ans Ende der Welt
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee)
(movie, 1991)
···The Doctor
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Jack MacKee)
(movie, 1990)
···Alice
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Doug Tate)
(movie, 1990)
···I Love You to Death
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Harlan James)
(movie, 1988)
···The Accidental Tourist
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Macon Leary)
(movie, 1988)
···A Time of Destiny
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Martin Larraneta)
(movie, 1987)
···Broadcast News
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tom Grunick)
(movie, 1986)
···Children of a Lesser God
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as James Leeds)
(movie, 1985)
···Kiss of the Spider Woman
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Luis Molina)
(movie, 1983)
···Gorky Park
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Arkady Renko)
(movie, 1983)
···The Big Chill
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nick Carlton)
(movie, 1981)
···Body Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ned Racine)
(movie, 1981)
···Eyewitness
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Daryll Deever)
(movie, 1980)
···Altered States
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Professor Eddie Jessup)