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William Hurt is a Actor American born on 20 march 1950 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

William Hurt

William Hurt
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Birth name William McChord Hurt
Nationality USA
Birth 20 march 1950 (68 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Award for Best Actor

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American stage and film 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 a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the neo-noir Body Heat (1981).

In 1985, Hurt garnered critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for portraying a gay man in Kiss of the Spider Woman. He received 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 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), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Robin Hood (2010).

Biography

Hurt is fluent in French and maintains a home outside Paris. He is the step-grandson of Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine and actress-writer Clare Boothe Luce, through his mother's marriage to Henry Luce's son from his first marriage, Henry Luce III. Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982.

In the 1980s, Hurt was involved in a lawsuit with Sandra Jennings, who alleged that the two shared a common-law marriage. While he was still married, Hurt and Jennings had begun a relationship in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1981. Jennings became pregnant in the spring of 1982 which precipitated Hurt's divorce from Mary Beth Hurt, after which Hurt and Jennings relocated to South Carolina, a state that recognized common-law marriages. Hurt and Jennings remained officially unmarried, later separated and Jennings sued him in New York, seeking recognition of the "marriage" under South Carolina law. The New York court, which did not recognize common-law marriage and was reluctant to recognize a common-law marriage originating in South Carolina, found in Hurt's favor that no common-law marriage existed.

Hurt dated Marlee Matlin for one year, and they lived together for two years. In her 2009 autobiography I'll Scream Later, Matlin claimed that their relationship involved considerable drug abuse and physical abuse by Hurt. In response to the accusations aired on CNN on April 13, 2009, Hurt's agent declined to respond, but Hurt issued a statement the following day, which said: "My own recollection is that we both apologized and both did a great deal to heal our lives. Of course, I did and do apologize for any pain I caused. And I know we have both grown. I wish Marlee and her family nothing but good."

Hurt has four children: Alexander with Sandra Jennings, Sam and William with Heidi Henderson, and Jeanne with actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

During the filming of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Hurt and a friend were threatened at gunpoint but were let go several hours later.

Hurt is a private pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza.

Best films

The Village (2004)
(Actor)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
(Actor)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
(Actor)
Vantage Point (2008)
(Actor)
Lost in Space (1998)
(Actor)
Michael (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
(2 films)
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Hurt (83 films)

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Actor

The Moon and the Sun
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario-Davis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Roles Pere La Chaise

King Louis XIV's (Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Thaddeus Ross
Rating84% 4.2480354.2480354.2480354.2480354.248035
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
Race
Race (2016)
, 2h14
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten, Amanda Crew
Roles Jeremiah Mahoney
Rating71% 3.551033.551033.551033.551033.55103
Track and field star Jesse Owens overcomes adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
By Way of Helena, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, William Hurt, Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga, William Sadler
Roles Governor Ross
Rating57% 2.8974652.8974652.8974652.8974652.897465
In the Great Plains during 1880s, Texas Ranger David Kingston is sent to an Old West frontier town Helena to investigate a series of murders and disappearances of local people. In the town, a preacher Abraham Brant is keeping all the townsfolk in some kind of his fearful grip.
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, Secretary of State
Rating77% 3.8943253.8943253.8943253.8943253.894325
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
Winter's Tale, 2h9
Directed by Akiva Goldsman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Farrell, Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith
Roles Isaac Penn
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
In 1895, a young immigrant couple is refused entry into Manhattan because they have consumption. When their infant son is not allowed entry to the country without them, the couple place him in a model sailboat named "City of Justice," in which the baby floats to the New York City shoreline. In 1916, the baby boy has grown up to become Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), a thief raised by a supernatural demon posing as the gangster Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). Peter is marked for death when he decides to leave Pearly's gang. In a confrontation, he is rescued by a mysterious (winged at times) white horse, his guardian angel.
Days and Nights, 1h31
Directed by Christian Camargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Jean Reno, William Hurt, Ben Whishaw, Christian Camargo
Roles Herb
Rating47% 2.363712.363712.363712.363712.36371
Librement inspiré de La Mouette d'Anton Tchekhov, une réunion familiale avec ses joies et ses peines.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, 5h8
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds, William Hurt, Ryan Eggold
Roles Julian Rigby
Rating68% 3.4431753.4431753.4431753.4431753.443175
All three films follow the same time period, but are told from the differing perspectives of Conor Ludlow (James McAvoy) and Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain), a young married couple living in New York. Him looks at their relationship from Conor's angle, while Her follows Eleanor's. Conor spends his days working in his restaurant while his wife Eleanor returns to college for further education. During the course of their daily lives, the couple encounters a life changing event that threatens the stability of their marriage.
The Host
The Host (2013)
, 2h6
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Emily Browning, Chandler Canterbury, Frances Fisher
Roles Jeb Stryder
Rating59% 2.953652.953652.953652.953652.95365
The human race has been taken over by small parasitic aliens called "Souls". The Souls travel to distant planets inserting themselves individually into a host body of that planet's dominant species. They are able to access the host's memories, and occupied hosts are identifiable by silver rings that form in the hosts' eyes.
The Challenger, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical
Actors William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Eve Best, Henry Goodman
Roles Richard Feynman
Rating72% 3.646933.646933.646933.646933.64693
En 1986, à la suite de l'accident de la navette spatiale Challenger, le président Reagan forme une commission d'enquête présidentielle chargée de déterminer les causes de l'accident. Parmi ses membres se trouve le professeur Richard Feynman, physicien de renom, qui comprend rapidement qu'il est le seul membre réellement indépendant. Avec l'aide d'autres membres de la commission, il parvient à mettre en lumière un certain nombre de défaillances et à révéler au grand jour ce qui a conduit à l'explosion de la navette.
Bonnie & Clyde (2013 miniseries), 4h
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Dale Dickey, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Holly Hunter
Roles Frank Hamer
Rating65% 3.2510253.2510253.2510253.2510253.251025
The two-part TV movie is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber, sweeps Parker – a young and impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, who is already married – off her feet. In the early 1930s, the two embark on one of the most infamous crime sprees in American history.
Fire in the Blood, 1h27
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about health care, Political films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors William Hurt
Roles Himself
Rating76% 3.8313953.8313953.8313953.8313953.831395
The film is set in the late 90s and early 2000s. The director describes how protective patent laws enabled Western pharmaceutical companies to make antiretroviral drugs so costly that only the rich could afford them. This action claimed the lives of more than ten million AIDS sufferers in Africa and the global south.
Maddened by His Absence, 1h38
Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors William Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand, Françoise Oriane, Jean-François Wolff
Roles Jacques
Rating61% 3.0971553.0971553.0971553.0971553.097155
Il y a dix ans, Jacques et Mado perdent leur enfant de quatre ans et se séparent. Mado refait sa vie avec Stéphane : ils ont ensemble un enfant de sept ans, Paul. Jacques de retour des États-Unis est lui incapable de surmonter ce deuil : il réapparaît dans la vie de Mado et rencontre Paul avec lequel la complicité, qui dérange Mado, grandit de jour en jour. Finalement Mado décide de les empêcher de se voir, mais Jacques n'a pas dit son dernier mot.
Marvel One-Shots
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Clark Gregg, Maximiliano Hernández, Tim Roth, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Bradford, Robert Downey Jr.
Roles General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (archive footage)
Rating65% 3.2992453.2992453.2992453.2992453.299245
L'agent du S.H.I.E.L.D. Phil Coulson rejoint l'agent Sitwell afin de discuter de la décision de faire d'Emil Blonsky/L'Abomination un membre du projet "Avengers" et des moyens de l'empêcher…
Late Bloomers, 1h35
Directed by Julie Gavras
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi
Roles Adam
Rating57% 2.853272.853272.853272.853272.85327
A couple, Adam (Hurt) and Mary (Rossellini), are both heading into their sixties, but react to this differently. A retired teacher, Mary begins to make adjustments to their home to make it more practical for their age. Adam is defensive to any changes and fiercely defends his progression as an architect. They live in London, next door to Mary's mother, Nora who raised her daughter in Italy. Mary worries about an incident of memory loss and her doctor prescribes her to keep active. Adam, insulted by an offer to design a retirement home, instead turns his attention to the proposal of a young associate, Maya (Dobroshi) to participate in a competition to design a new museum. Adam becomes nocturnal, working on the project over-night with young associates. Mary becomes used to an increasingly empty home, but attracts an admirer at the gym.