William McGill Hurt

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William McGill Hurt

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Washington, DC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred McCord Hurt and Claire McGill
Ex-husband of <private> Hurt (Supinger) and <private> Henderson
Father of <private> Hurt; <private> Hurt; <private> Hurt and <private> Hurt
Brother of <private> Hurt
Half brother of <private> O'Sullivan

Managed by: Carol Wleklinski
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Hurt (Supinger)
      ex-spouse
    • <private> Jennings
      ex-partner
    • <private> Hurt
      child
    • <private> Henderson
      ex-spouse
    • <private> Hurt
      child
    • <private> Hurt
      child
    • <private> Bonnaire
      ex-partner
    • <private> Hurt
      child
    • mother
    • <private> Hurt
      sibling
    • mother's ex-husband

About William McGill Hurt

William McGill Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School, and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States (1980), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the well-received film noir Body Heat (1981).

In 1985 Hurt garnered substantial critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for portraying an effeminate homosexual in Kiss of the Spider Woman. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his lead performances in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987). Hurt remained an active stage actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in Off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hurt received his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly.

After playing a diversity of character roles in the following decade, Hurt earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence (2005). Other notable films in recent years have included A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Robin Hood (2010).

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William McGill Hurt's Timeline

1950
March 20, 1950
Washington, DC, USA
1971
1971
Age 20
1982
1982
Age 31
1987
December 16, 1987
Age 37

Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt). It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.

1989
1989
Age 38
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