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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 By Way of Helena (filming)
Governor Ross
 2016 Race (post-production)
Jeremiah Mahoney
 2015 The Moon and the Sun (post-production)
Pere La Chaise
 2014 Winter's Tale
Isaac Penn
 2014 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
 2005 Syriana
Stan
 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
 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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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 »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact. And I think that it has something to do with dying. When you are a kid you are beset by fears and you think, 'I'll solve the fear by living for ever and becoming a movie star.' But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all. I am so ... See more »

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Has four children: Daughter Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt (born February 1, 1994) with Sandrine Bonnaire, son Alexander Devon Hurt (born 1983) with Sandra Jennings, and sons Samuel Hurt (born August 7, 1989) and William Hurt (born 1991) with ex-wife Heidi Henderson. See more »

Trademark:

Slow mannered style of delivery See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Pisces

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