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William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Race (post-production)
Jeremiah Mahoney
 2015 Men of Granite (pre-production)
Coach Bozarth
 2015 By Way of Helena (post-production)
Governor Ross
 2014 Winter's Tale
Isaac Penn
 2013 Days and Nights
Herb
 2013 The Host
Jeb
 2012 J'enrage de son absence
Jacques
 2011 Hellgate
Warren Mills
 2011 Late Bloomers
Adam
 2010 The River Why
H2O
 2009/I Endgame
Professor Willie Esterhuyse
 2007/II Noise
Mayor Schneer
 2006 Beautiful Ohio
Mr. Messerman
 2006 The Legend of Sasquatch
John Davis (voice)
 2005 Syriana
Stan
 2005 Neverwas
Dr. Peter Reed
 2005 The King
David
 2004 The Blue Butterfly
Alan Osborn
 2002 Nearest to Heaven
Matt
 2001 Rare Birds
Dave
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Jairus (voice)
 2000 The Simian Line
Edward
 1999 Do Not Disturb
Walter
 1999 Sunshine
Andor Knorr
 1999 The 4th Floor
Greg Harrison
 1999 The Big Brass Ring
Blake
 1998 The Proposition
Arthur Barret
 1997 Loved
K.D. Dietrickson
 1996 A Couch in New York
Henry Harriston
 1995 Secrets Shared with a Stranger
The stranger
 1994 Trial by Jury
Tommy Vesey
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
Tom
 1992 The Plague
Doctor Bernard Rieux
 1991 Until the End of the World
Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee
 1990 Alice
Doug
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Martin Larraneta
 1981 Eyewitness
Daryll Deever
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Other Works:

Hurlyburly (1984). Written by David Rabe. Scenic Design by Tony Walton. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton. Sound Design by Otts Munderloh. Make-Up Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Hair Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Directed by Mike Nichols. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 7 Aug 1984- 2 Jun 1985 (343 performances)... See more »

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4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on playing a drag queen in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)] - I didn't play him as gay. I played him as a woman ... the key for me as an artist, I was researching the character - I had a wonderful dance teacher who was helping me try to figure out how to move, because every character has different movement .... And I spent time ... in gay bars and trying to soak that up too - I'm not gay myself,... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the lead role of Paul Sheldon in Misery (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Deep mellow voice See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Pisces

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