Birth name William McChord Hurt NationalityUSA Birth 20 march 1950 (69 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).
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.
, 5h8 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Romance ActorsJames McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds, William Hurt, Ryan Eggold Roles Julian Rigby Rating68% 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.
, 1h29 GenresDrama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical ActorsWilliam Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Eve Best, Henry Goodman Roles Richard Feynman Rating72% 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.
, 1h38 Directed bySandrine Bonnaire OriginFrance GenresDrama ThemesFilms about families ActorsWilliam Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand, Françoise Oriane, Jean-François Wolff Roles Jacques Rating61% 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.
, 1h35 Directed byJulie Gavras GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance ActorsWilliam Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi Roles Adam Rating57% 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.