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- What does Hurt do for a living?
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- Where is Hurt now?
- How tall is Hurt?
- How much money does Hurt earn?
- What is Hurt’s net worth?
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Who is William Hurt?
William McChord Hurt was a well-known American actor. He began acting on stage in the 1970s. His film debut was in Ken Russell’s science-film feature Altered States, released in 1980. For this, Hurt received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. With Kathleen Turner, he played a leading role in the neo-noir Body Heat in 1981.
William acquired three consecutive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Broadcast News (1987), winning for the first of these. He 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. In 1985, William received his first Tony Award nomination for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly.
In the following decade after playing character roles, he earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg’s crime thriller A History of Violence (2005). Hurts later career films roles include turns in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, in which he portrayed Thaddeus Ross.
How Old is William Hurt?
He was 71 years at the time of his death on March 13, 2022. Hurt was born on March 20, 1950, in Washington, D.C. U.S. He shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Barron Trump, Justine Ezarik, Ruby Rose, and many more.
William Hurt Family
Who are William Hurt’s Parents?
He was born to Alfred McChord Hurt (Father 1910-1996) who worked for the United States Agency for International Development and State Department. and Claire Isabel Hurt (Mother 1923-1971) who worked for Time Inc.
Does William Hurt have Siblings?
He was raised with his two brothers who are Ken O’Sullivan and James Hurt.
William Hurt Education
He received his high school education at Middlesex School. Hurt was vice-president of the Dramatics Club and had the lead role in several school plays. In 1968, he graduated and his yearbook predicted: “you might even see him on Broadway”. Hurt attended Tufts University and studied theology. But instead turned to act and joined the Julliard School (Drama Division Group 5: 1972-1976)
William Hurt Marital Status
He was married to Mary Beth Hurt in 1971 but divorced in 1982. He later married Heidi Henderson in 1989 but divorced in 1993. William has been in a relationship with Sandrine Bonnaire (1991 – 1997). Marlee Matlin (1985 – 1987). Sandra Jennings (1981 – 1984), and Glenn Close.
William Hurt Kids
He had four children, one with Sandra Jennings, two with Heidi Henderson. And one with a French actress. His kids’ names are Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, and William Hurt.
William Hurt Career
He began his career in stage productions only later acting in films. Hurt was a member of the acting company at Circle Repertory Company from 1977 to 1989. For his debut appearance in Corinne Jacker’s My Life, he won an Obie Award and won a 1978 Theatre World Award for his best performances in Fifth of July, Ulysses in Traction, and Lulu. William’s first major film role was in the science-fiction film Altered States, which gained him wide recognition, because of his performance as an obsessed scientist. Hurt’s performance in Lawrence Kasdan’s neo-noir classic Body Heat elevated him to fame.
He later co-starred in Kasdan’s The Big Chill (1983). And opposite Turner in Kasdan’s film The Accidental Tourist (1988). In 1985, Hurt received the Best Male Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman. He also received three additional Oscar nominations: Best Actor for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987) and Best Supporting Actor for A History Of Violence (2005). William starred in films such as Lost in Space, often cast as intellectual, he also starred in other kinds of roles, such as I Love You to Death and David Cronenberg’s psychological drama A History of Violence (2005).
In 2005 also, he played a mysterious government operative in Stephen Gaghan’s ensemble drama about the politics of big oil, Syriana. Marvel Studios announced in June 2007, that William would portray General Thaddeus Ross in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk alongside Tim Roth, Liv Tyler, and Edward Norton. He reprised his role in four additional Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Widow (2021).
In the 2008 action-thriller Vantage Point, Hurt appeared as President Henry Ashton. And appeared in Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild the true story of Christopher McCandless. Hurt became a series regular on the FX series Damages in 2009, playing a corporate whistleblower opposite Glenn Close and Marcia Gay Harden. For his role in the series, Hurt earned a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” category. On February 16, 2010, his 2009 Sundance film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in theaters by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Hurt was in the Thailand-based 2011 thriller Hellgate alongside Cary Elwes and Paula Taylor, directed by John Penney. In the HBO film Too Big to Fail, William played United States Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson in September 2010, an adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book. He was cast in 2018, as the lead in The Coldest Game (2019), but was replaced by Bill Pullman after he was injured in an offset accident. Before his death in March 2022, he was set to appear in the series Pantheon and films The Fence, Men of Granite, and Edward Enderby. It is unknown if he ever finished or begun to film these roles.
William Hurt Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 6ft 2inches (1,88m) and a weight of 75kg (165lbs)
William Hurt Salary and Net Worth
He had a monthly salary of $250,000 and a net worth of $8 million.