March 20, 1950
March 13, 2022
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
85 kg | 187.5 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 his 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 a play "Henry V" (1977) in role as Lord Scroop, at Delacorte Theatre.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "Hurlyburly" (1984-1985) in role as Eddie, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
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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 Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for his role as James Leeds in romantic drama film Children of a Lesser God (1986).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Tom Grunick in romantic comedy drama movie Broadcast News (1987).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Luis Alberto Molina in drama film Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).
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 the 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 as Inspector Frank Bumstead
Body Heat (1981) neo-noir thriller as Ned Racine
The Big Chill (1983) comedy drama as Nick Carlton
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) science fiction drama as Allen Hobby
The Village (2004) thriller as Edward Walker
Mr. Brooks (2007) psychological thriller as Marshall
Robin Hood (2010) action as William Marshal
He was nominated for the 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 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune (2000).
Humans (2015) Channel 4 science fiction series as George Millican
Beowulf (2016) ITV epic fantasy drama series as Hrothgar
Goliath (2016-2021) Amazon Prime Video legal drama series as Donald Cooperman
Condor (2018-2020) thriller series as Bob Partridge
Graduated from Middlesex School in 1968.
Studied Theology at Tufts University.
Studied at Juilliard School (1972-1976).
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 voiced Thaddeus Ross in video game The Incredible Hulk (2008).
He was a private pilot.
William died on March 13, 2022, Portland, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71.
He was married to:
Heidi Henderson (1989-1993) they had two sons, Samuel Hurt and William Hurt Jr.
Mary Beth Hurt (1971-1982)
He was in relationship with Sandrine Bonnaire (1991-1997), they had one daughter, Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt.
He was in relationship with Sandra Jennings (1981-1984), they had one son, Alex Hurt.
He dated Marlee Matlin (1985-1987).