Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Claim to Fame
Altered States (1980),The Big Chill (1983), Children Of A Lesser Hod (1986), Broadcast News (1987).
Has Detailed Data (New)
Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts,United States (1968)
B.A.,Theology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States (1972)
Full Name at Birth
William McChord Hurt
William McChord 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 neo-noir Body Heat (1981).
Stage And Film Actor, Producer
Slow Mannered Style Of Delivery., Deep Mellow Voice.
Profile Bio Text
William McChord 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 neo 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 gay man 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), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Robin Hood (2010).
Couple Profile Source
Alfred McChord Hurt (Who Worked For The State Department.)
Claire Isabel (née McGill) (Who Worked At Time, Inc.)
Juilliard Drama School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (Drama Division Group 5: 1972-1976)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Markham, Froggatt & Irwin
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