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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 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Race (completed)
Jeremiah Mahoney
 2016 Beowulf (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Hrothgar
 2015 Men of Granite (filming)
Coach Bozarth
 2015 By Way of Helena (completed)
Governor Ross
  Trial (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Donald Cooper
 2014 Winter's Tale
Isaac Penn
 2014 Days and Nights
 2013 Bonnie and Clyde (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Hamer
- Part 2 (2013) ... Frank Hamer
- Part 1 (2013) ... Frank Hamer
 2013 The Host
 2012 J'enrage de son absence
 2011 Hellgate
Warren Mills
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Henry Paulson
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Ahab
- Part 2 (2011) ... Captain Ahab
- Part 1 (2011) ... Captain Ahab
 2011 Late Bloomers
 2010 The River Why
 2009/I Endgame
Professor Willie Esterhuyse
 2007/II Noise
Mayor Schneer
 2006 Beautiful Ohio
Mr. Messerman
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Renshaw
- Battleground (2006) ... Jason Renshaw
 2006 The Legend of Sasquatch
John Davis (voice)
 2005 Syriana
 2005 Neverwas
Dr. Peter Reed
 2005 Hunt for Justice (TV Movie)
General Mortimer
 2005 The King
 2004 The Blue Butterfly
Alan Osborn
 2002 Nearest to Heaven
 2002 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Dr. Taber
- Shrink Wrap (2002) ... Dr. Taber
 2001 Rivière-des-Jérémie (TV Series)
G. Adam Davidson aka Gad
 2001 Rare Birds
 2001 Varian's War (TV Movie)
Varian Fry
 2001 The Flamingo Rising (TV Movie)
Turner Knight
 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
 1991 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- A. Einstein: How I See the World (1991) ... Narrator
 1990 Alice
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Martin Larraneta
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Jay Follet
 1981 Eyewitness
Daryll Deever
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Verna: USO Girl (1978) ... Walter
 1977 The Best of Families (TV Mini-Series)
James Lathrop
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
- Kojak's Days: Part 2 (1977) ... Jake
- Kojak's Days: Part 1 (1977) ... Jake
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Narrates Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" in the unabridged version (Simon & Schuster Audiobooks). See more »

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


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[on getting into his supporting role as the final-act villain in A History of Violence (2005)] - David [Cronenberg] was so kind with with me. I arrived 10 days early. I filmed only for a couple days. I'm of the belief 'There are no small roles. Only small actors.' ... The so-called main characters? What's that? We're all main characters. We're all main characters in our lives. See more »


Turned down the role played by Sam Neill in Jurassic Park (1993). See more »


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