March 20, 1950
March 13, 2022
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
91 kg | 200 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., United States, on March 20, 1950, was an American actor.
Young William Hurt began his acting career on stage in the 1970s.
He made big screen debut in science fiction body horror film Altered States (1980) in his breakthrough role as Professor Edward Jessup.
He got his television debut in drama miniseries The Best of Families (1977) in role as James Lathrop.
He landed his stage debut in production of "Henry V" (1977) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best New Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Professor Edward Jessup in science fiction body horror film Altered States (1980).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Children of a Lesser God (1986) romantic drama as James Leeds
Broadcast News (1987) romantic comedy drama as Tom Grunick
He won the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Luis Alberto Molina in drama film Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Richie Cusack in action thriller film A History of Violence (2005).
He won the Golden Horse Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Macon Leary in romantic drama movie The Accidental Tourist (1988).
He played Thaddeus Ross in Marvel Cinematic Universe films:
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Black Widow (2021)
He was nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his role as Dr. Jack MacKee in drama film The Doctor (1981).
He was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Andor Knorr in historical drama movie Sunshine (1999).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Walt McCandless in biographical adventure drama film Into the Wild (2007).
He was nominated for the Satellite Awards for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his roles in films:
Varian's War (2001) drama as Varian Fry
Endgame (2009) drama as Willie Esterhuyse
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Henry Paulson in HBO biographical drama television film Too Big to Fail (2011).
Dark City (1998) neo-noir science fiction opposite Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly
Body Heat (1981) neo-noir thriller with Kathleen Turner and Ted Danson
The Big Chill (1983) comedy drama opposite Tom Berenger, Glenn Close and Jeff Goldblum
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) science fiction drama with Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law
The Village (2004) thriller opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Joaquin Phoenix
Mr. Brooks (2007) psychological thriller with Kevin Costner and Demi Moore
Robin Hood (2010) action opposite Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series for his role as Daniel Purcell in legal thriller television series Damages (2009).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Frank Hamer in revisionist miniseries Bonnie & Clyde (2013).
He played Duke Leto I Atreides in science fiction television miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune (2000).
Humans (2015) Channel 4 science fiction series in role as George Millican
Beowulf (2016) ITV epic fantasy drama series in role as Hrothgar
Goliath (2016-2021) Amazon Prime Video legal drama series in role as Donald Cooperman
Condor (2018-2020) thriller series in role as Bob Partridge
Graduated from Middlesex School in 1968.
Studied at Tufts University and Juilliard School.
He had two brothers.
Had English, German, Scottish and Irish ancestry.
He was a member of acting company at Circle Repertory Company (1977-1989).
He was nominated for a Tony Award for best featured actor in a play for his role in a play "Hurlyburly" (1984), at at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
He had four children.
William died on March 13, 2022, Portland, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71.
He was married to:
Heidi Henderson (1989-1993)
Mary Beth Hurt (1971-1982)
He dated Sandrine Bonnaire (1991-1997), Marlee Matlin (1985-1987) and Sandra Jennings (1981-1984).