William Hurt

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William was born under the official name Hurt, William M. on March 20th, 1950. Known to his close friends as Bill, he has been a credited actor since the 1981 film Eyewitness.

William Hurt is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in ten films including the 2011 fantasy film Hellgate as the character Warren Mills, the 2008 drama movie The Yellow Handkerchief playing Brett Hanson and the 2006 comedy release Beautiful Ohio cast as Mr. Messerman.

William has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in nineteen films including: the 2015 action film The Moon and the Sun as the character Pere La Chaise, the 2014 drama movie Winter's Tale playing Isaac Penn and the 2010 action release Robin Hood cast as William Marshal.

William Hurt has earned salaries up to $1,250,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2008 action film The Incredible Hulk, which brought in $135,000,000 at the box office.

William is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least four magazines, interviewed in over five publications and featured in seven magazine articles.

As an actor William Hurt has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on four occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Luis Molina in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman. William Hurt was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as James in the 1986 movie Children of a Lesser God , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Tom Grunick in the 1987 movie Broadcast News and Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Richie Cusack in the 2005 movie A History of Violence .

Quotes

" All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.

Trivia

His ex-wife, Heidi, is the daughter of Skitch Henderson .
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