William Hurt was an American Oscar winning actor who began his acting career in the 1970s.
He gained his film debut in American horror film, Altered States, in 1980 for which he received nomination for the Golden Globe New Star of the Year.
In 1981, he was cast for a major role in the neo-noir Body Heat, with Kathleen Turner.
Biography of William Hurt
Real Name: William McChord Hurt
Date Of Birth: 20th March 1950
Education: Tufts University
Children: Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Samuel Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, William Johnson Hurt Jr.
Wife: Mary Beth Supinger (1971-1982), Heidi Henderson (1989-1993)
Girlfriend: Sandra Jennings, Marlee Matlin, Donna Kaz
Father: Alfred McChord Hurt
Mother: Claire Isabel
Brother/Sister: James Hurt and Ken O’Sullivan
William Hurt is an American actor who was born to State Department workers, Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt in Washington, DC.
Hurt was a graduate of Tufts University, where he spent most of his acting career on stage, school drama and others.
He appeared in more than fifty movies, which includes Henry V, 5th of July, The Grand Railway Bazaar, My Life, Hurlyburly among others
William Hurt Net worth
William Hurt is said to be worth around $8 million.
William Hurt Occupation/Career
Hurt began his career in stage productions in 1970 during his school days. He was a member of the Circle Repertory Company, where he won his first award for an appearance in My Life.
He also won a 1978 Theatre World Award for his performances in Fifth of July, Ulysses in Traction, and Lulu. However, Hurt gained prominence and elevated to stardom for his role in neo-noir Body Heat movie.
In 1990 and 1993, he turned down a lead role of Paul Sheldon in Misery, as well as a role in Jurassic Park.
During his acting career, he waived his salary for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) so that the film could be produced within budget.
From 2008 to 2022, Hurt was cast for Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War (Cameo), Avengers: Endgame (Cameo) and Black Widow as Thaddeus Ross.
William Hurt is also a private pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza
Who is William Hurt Wife? Does William Hurt have Children?
Who is William Hurt Girlfriend?
Whiles he was married to Mary Berth, Hurt was having extramarital affairs with Sandra Jennings from 1981-1984. Jennings became pregnant in 1982 which led to his divorce with Berth.
He also had an affair with Marlee Matlin for two years and later separated.
In 2022, an author Donna Kaz wrote of her relationship with Hurt from 1977 to 1980 and accused him of domestic violence during their romantic affair.
William Hurt Awards
Hurt has won over ten awards, including an OSCAR Award for his role in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).
1985: Best Actor – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
1986 Oscar Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
1986 BAFTA Film Award: Best Actor – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
1986 Joseph Plateau Award: Best Actor
1987 Golden Moon Award: Best Actor – Broadcast News (1987)
1987 ALFS Award: Actor of the Year – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
1989 Gold Horse Award: Best Foreign Actor – The Accidental Tourist (1988)
2005 LAFCA Award: Best Supporting Actor – A History of Violence (2005)
2006 AFCA Award: Best Supporting Actor – A History of Violence (2005)
2007 Silver Berlin Bear: Outstanding Artistic Contribution (2006)
William Hurt Cause of Death
William Hurt was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bones in 2018 and died from complications of the disease at his home in Portland, Oregon.
He died on 13 March 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday.
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