William Hurt

Hurt signing autographs at the 2005 [[Toronto International Film Festival]] William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He studied at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut in 1980 as a troubled scientist in Ken Russell's science-fiction feature ''Altered States'', for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. In 1981 he played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the neo-noir ''Body Heat''. He played another leading role, as Arkady Renko, in ''Gorky Park'' (1983).

In 1985 Hurt garnered critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for ''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 a variety 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 recent films include ''A.I. Artificial Intelligence'' (2001), ''The Village'' (2004), ''Syriana'' (2005), ''The Good Shepherd'' (2006), ''Mr. Brooks'' (2007), ''Into the Wild'' (2007), ''Robin Hood'' (2010), ''The Incredible Hulk'' (2008), ''Captain America: Civil War'' (2016), ''Avengers: Infinity War'' (2018), ''Avengers: Endgame'' (2019) and ''Black Widow'' (2020). Provided by Wikipedia
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Year: 2009
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Year: 2012
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