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Overview (4)

Born in Malibu, 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 (2)

Blue eyes
Plays characters who are fighting the system.

Trivia (25)

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 (1981), Turk 182 (1985) (in fact the slogan was, "you CAN fight city hall!"), and Leverage (2008).
Has worn an Army uniform five times: Taps (1981), and "The Three Days Of The Hunter Job" episode of Leverage (2008) and A Time of Destiny (1988) and The General's Daughter (1999), and "Help Wanted, Male" episode of A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001).
Directed the music video for The Cars' song "Drive".
In Taps (1981), Leverage (2008), Turk 182 (1985), and The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) he played a character who was fighting the system. In two of these (Taps and Leverage) he was formerly a part of the system that screwed him, so he turned on it.
Brother of Punch Hutton and Heidi Hutton.
His first wife actress Debra Winger had first seen him on TV when he accepted the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Ordinary People (1980) and fell in love with him. She met him in person two years later in 1983 for a film that they were supposed to be cast in called "Road Show" but it was revamped and made with different actors a decade later under a new title Medicine Man (1992). Hutton later said they talked for six hours about everything at that first meeting, and Winger said there was so much electricity between them that they got scared and ran in opposite directions. They kept running into each other once every six months, and Hutton later described these encounters "like turning magnets around." They finally stuck together when Winger emceed Farm Aid on New Year's Eve in 1986 and Hutton was one of the guests. Almost immediately, they started living together and married just three months later. Despair followed the happy occasion. Winger's orthodox Jewish grandmother stopped talking to her, because Hutton wasn't Jewish. Worse, she miscarried after she became pregnant on her wedding night. She got pregnant again and gave birth to their son Noah Hutton in 1987, but just a year later, they separated and divorced two years later. During their short marriage, they appeared together in two films (Made in Heaven (1987) and Betrayed (1988)) that flopped at the box office, as well as a "Life" magazine cover in 1987. Shortly after their divorce, he admitted that he will always love her but they were leading separate lives. A decade after their divorce, Winger (married to her second husband Arliss Howard) said that there was "no bad blood" between them.
In 1983, he signed to shoot a film titled "Road Show" with Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, and Debra Winger. The studio canceled plans, and Hutton sued claiming fraud and breach of contract. He won the jury trial in 1989 which awarded him $2.25 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages. He had also gained a wife and son, when he married Winger with whom he had his first son Noah Hutton, but the marriage later dissolved. The title "Road Show" was later changed to Medicine Man (1992) and starred Sean Connery.
Although he played Amanda Plummer's elder brother in Daniel (1983), he is more than three years her junior in real life.
Dated Demi Moore (1983), Uma Thurman (1995-1996) and Angelina Jolie (1997-1999).
He was twenty years old when he won his Oscar for Ordinary People (1980), making him the youngest person ever to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He has English, smaller amounts of Irish and Norwegian, and more distant German, ancestry.
In 1981, he and Natalie Wood purchased film rights to the Barbara Wersba book "Country of the Heart" and were planning to team in the drama about the professional/romantic relationship of a young writer and a successful novelist who's dying of cancer.

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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