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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 August 1960Malibu, California, USA
Birth NameTimothy Tarquin Hutton
Nickname Tim
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Timothy Hutton was born in Malibu, California, to Maryline (Poole), a teacher, and actor Jim Hutton (Dana James Hutton). He set Hollywood ablaze when he burst onto the acting scene in the early 1980s. After only a small number of significant roles in TV movies, he bagged the part of Conrad in the Robert Redford-directed Ordinary People (1980). His convincing - and touching - performance as the troubled and self-accusing teenager trying to deal with the death of his older brother, won him an Academy Award. He is, to date, the youngest actor to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (1980).

With over 70 film, TV, and stage appearances (including an impressive 15 features films between 2006-08), Tim Hutton is (of 2008) headlining the hit TV series Leverage (2008) as insurance investigator Nate Ford. He also starred in the acclaimed Roman Polanski film The Ghost Writer (2010).

Tim made his Broadway debut in 1989 in the A.R. Gurney play 'Love Letters'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Spouse (2)

Aurore Giscard d'Estaing (21 January 2000 - 2008) (divorced) (1 child)
Debra Winger (16 March 1986 - 1 March 1990) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Blue eyes

Trivia (15)

Son of actor Jim Hutton.
Discovered acting in the ninth grade.
Is a big fan of the New York band Black 47.
His wife, Aurore Giscard d'Estaing, a Parisian-born children's book illustrator, is the niece of former French President (1974 - 1981) Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Was the original choice to play the role of Joel Goodson in Risky Business (1983), but turned it down.
Co-owner of the Bar/Restaurant "P.J. Clarke's" in New York City.
Current president of the exclusive Players Club in New York City (2004).
Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his 1st [now ex] wife Debra Winger gave birth to their son Emmanuel Noah Hutton, aka Noah Hutton, on April 29, 1987.
Became a father for the 2nd time a age 41 when his 2nd wife Aurore Giscard d'Estaing gave birth to their son Milo Hutton on September 11, 2001.
He has twice played real-life traitors to the United States. He played Christopher Boyce in The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) and Aldrich Ames in Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998). Both men were convicted of having sold secrets to the Soviet Union. In a third instance, Daniel (1983), he played the son of fictionalized versions of real-life traitors, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film The Last Mimzy (2007), he failed to receive a nomination however.
His mother, Maryline Adams (née Poole), was a teacher and ran a small publishing company, and his father was actor Jim Hutton, star of NBC TV's Ellery Queen (1975).
In "The 10 Li'l Grifters" episode of Leverage (2008) (season 4, episode 2), the crew attends a costume party at which everyone dresses up as a character from a mystery story. Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) tells someone that he is dressed up as Ellery Queen, the character played by Hutton's father, Jim Hutton in Ellery Queen (1975), the TV show based on a popular mystery book series. Ford is also wearing the trademark hat worn by Ellery Queen on that show.
Has three times played characters who fight the system: Taps, Turk 182 (in fact the slogan was, "you CAN fight city hall!"), and Leverage.
Has worn an Army uniform three times: Taps, and "The Three Days Of The Hunter Job" episode of Leverage and A Time of Destiny.

Personal Quotes (3)

[9/1/98, in interview in "Daily News", about following his own gut in career choices] I was 18, did a couple of things on TV, then I did Ordinary People (1980) and when you are fortunate enough to be in a movie like that, working with Robert Redford as the director and the movie is as well received as it was, it would be ludicrous to have a master plan for a career. So next, I was in Wayne, PA, doing Taps (1981) and then I was back in New York working with Sidney Lumet doing an ensemble movie called Daniel (1983). And I turned down a starring role in Risky Business (1983), even though all my agents and manager said I was crazy. But I looked at it and asked myself, "What was the experience going to be like? What will I learn?" And looking back at myself at 23, being able to work with Sidney Lumet and E.L. Doctorow, I have absolutely no regrets. I learned stuff that will stay with me forever.
[Upon receiving his Academy Award for Ordinary People (1980)] This is for my dad. I wish he were here to see it.
[on George C. Scott] It was amazing just to stand by him and see him at work on Taps (1981)--a real experience to see such discipline and concentration.

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