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William Hurt is known as an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is most famous for his roles in A History of Violence and Altered States.

Background and Age

William McChord Hurt was born on March 20, 1950 in Washington, D.C. He was born to guardians Alfred McChord Hurt and Claire Isabel Hurt. He went to Middlesex School. He then went to Tufts University and finished his education at Juilliard School.

Married, Wife and Kids

Hurt has been married twice in his life. He got married to Mary Beth in 1971. They ended up having four children together. The names of their children are Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, and William Hurt. In 1982 they chose to get isolated and split from each other. Eventually, he got married to Heidi Henderson in 1989, yet the marriage went poorly so they separated in 1993.

Career and Net Worth

Hurt acted in repertory organizations before making his screen debut in Altered States (1980). The film has been a cult classic among science fiction film fans. He turned into a top leading actor with Body Heat (1981), in which he played a legal advisor who slaughters his darling's better half. He at that point appeared in the outfit drama The Big Chill (1983). In 1986 he won an Academy Award for best actor for his depiction of a gay detainee in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).

Hurt additionally got Oscar nominations for best actor for his roles in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987) and a nomination for best supporting actor in A History of Violence (2005). On TV Hurt appeared in the miniseries Dune (2000), Moby Dick (2011; as Captain Ahab), Bonnie and Clyde (2013), and Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016). He showed up in the TV motion pictures Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002) and Too Big to Fail (2011; as Henry Paulson) and had roles in the popular series Damages, Humans, Trial, Goliath, and Condor.

In December 2019, the trailer for Marvel's Black Widow was released. The new film flashes back to the moments following the 2016 film "Captain America: Civil War." In the trailer, Johansson's character, Natasha Romanoff, has been split from her Avengers partners. She comes back to her home of Russia and reunites with her former family resulting in participating in some hand-to-hand battle with her "sister," Yelena Belova. William Hurt appears in the film as Thaddeus Ross.

Date modified: Jun 21, 2020
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