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William Hurt

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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What to Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Race (completed)
Jeremiah Mahoney
 2015 By Way of Helena (completed)
Governor Ross
  Men of Granite (filming)
Coach Bozarth
 2014 Winter's Tale
Isaac Penn
 2014 Days and Nights
 2013 The Host
 2012 J'enrage de son absence
 2011 Hellgate
Warren Mills
 2011 Late Bloomers
 2010 The River Why
 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
 2005 Neverwas
Dr. Peter Reed
 2005 The King
 2004 The Blue Butterfly
Alan Osborn
 2002 Nearest to Heaven
 2001 Rare Birds
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Jairus (voice)
 2000 The Simian Line
 1999 Do Not Disturb
 1999 Sunshine
Andor Knorr
 1999 The 4th Floor
Greg Harrison
 1999 The Big Brass Ring
 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
 1992 The Plague
Doctor Bernard Rieux
 1991 Until the End of the World
Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee
 1990 Alice
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Martin Larraneta
 1981 Eyewitness
Daryll Deever
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Narrates the audio book "Hearts in Atlantis" by Stephen King. See more »

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I'm still not comfortable with all this. I'm not comfortable with walking the red carpet in a tuxedo and seeing all the women with their boobs pushed up and all the men dressed as penguins - particularly when the subject of your film is the nature of violence and humanity. But that's the nature of Cannes. That's the process that we are both dealing with today. See more »


Lives in Oregon with his two sons, Willie and Sam from his marriage to Heidi Henderson. See more »


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