William Hurt

William Hurt is an American stage, film and television actor, trained at the Juilliard School, Manhattan, New York, USA. For his leading role in the feature film "Kiss of the Spider Woman", he received an Academy Award in 1986, followed by 3 more nominations for roles in the movies "Children of a Lesser God", "Broadcast News", and "A History of Violence".

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Into the Wild (2007)

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After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

A History of Violence (2005)

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An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Heidi Hayes  •  Ashton Holmes

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Heidi Hayes  •  Ashton Holmes

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

Broadcast News (1987)

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Albert Brooks  •  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Prosky

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Albert Brooks  •  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Prosky

Changing Lanes (2002)

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  William Hurt  •  Philip Bosco  •  John Limnidis

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  William Hurt  •  Philip Bosco  •  John Limnidis

Dark City (1998)

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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Gorky Park (1983)

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a conspiracy involving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Lee Marvin  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Joanna Pacula

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a conspiracy involving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Lee Marvin  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Joanna Pacula

Jane Eyre (1996)

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hector Babenco
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga  •  José Lewgoy

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hector Babenco
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga  •  José Lewgoy

Lost in Space (1998)

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

Michael (1996)

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Mr. Brooks (2007)

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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce A. Evans
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Demi Moore  •  Dane Cook  •  William Hurt

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce A. Evans
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Demi Moore  •  Dane Cook  •  William Hurt

Smoke (1995)

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Big Chill (1983)

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A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  William Hurt

The Doctor (1991)

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

The Flamingo Rising (2001)

When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Brian Benben  •  Olivia Oguma

When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Brian Benben  •  Olivia Oguma

The Good Shepherd (2006)

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Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard
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