William Hurt

William Hurt

Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 20, 1950

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

The textbook model of the sensitive leading man, Oscar-winning actor William Hurt was a major player in 1980s cinema who was typically cast as a detached intellectual type and easily at his best playing characters who were physically or emotionally damaged. Hurt first came to attention opposite Kathleen Turner in the steamy "Body Heat" (1981), before standing out in the ensemble cast of Lawrence Kasdan's classic drama "The Big Chill" (1983). Following his breakthrough role as a gay window dresser in "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985), Hurt was vaulted to the upper tier of Hollywood leading men. He earned more critical acclaim for "Children of a Lesser God" (1986) and "Broadcast News" (1987) before falling off the radar for a time with supporting roles inprojects like "I Love You to Death" (1990), "Mr. Wonderful" (1993) and "Michael" (1996). Hurt also had a brief, but Oscar-nominated, performance in "A History of Violence" (2005). With his wounded portrayal of a scientist grieving the murder of his wife on the second season of "Damages" (FX, 2007-2010) and his portrayal of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Hurt cemented his reputation as a passionate artist more concerned with creating great roles than with straightforward leading-man roles.

Highest rated movies

Second Best
Broadcast News
Body Heat
Smoke
The Challenger Disaster
Captain America: Civil War
One True Thing
Until the End of the World

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 96% The Last Full Measure Tulley (Character) $2.9M 2019
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (Character) $678.8M 2018
52% 83% The Miracle Season Ernie Found (Character) $10.2M 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Moon and the Sun Pere La Chaise (Character) - 2017
90% 89% Captain America: Civil War General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (Character) $408.1M 2016
63% 77% Race Jeremiah Mahoney (Character) $19.1M 2016
13% 44% Winter's Tale Isaac Penn (Character) $12.6M 2014
No Score Yet 44% A New York Winter's Tale Unknown (Character) - 2014
92% 82% The Challenger Disaster Richard Feynman (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 60% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Eleanor's Father (Character) $585.6K 2013
0% 36% Days and Nights Herb (Character) $6.0K 2013
66% 51% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Eleanor's Father (Character) $511.7K 2013
10% 49% The Host Uncle Jeb (Character) $26.6M 2013
90% 88% Fire in the Blood Narrator $28.9K 2012
No Score Yet 62% J'enrage de son absence Jacques (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hellgate Warren Mills (Character) - 2012
77% 76% Too Big to Fail Henry Paulson (Character) - 2011
44% 35% Late Bloomers Adam (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 35% The River Why H2O (Character) - 2010
43% 58% Robin Hood Sir William Marshal (Character) $105.2M 2010
No Score Yet 41% The Countess Gyorgy Thurzo (Character) - 2009
71% 58% Endgame Prof. Will Esterhuyse (Character) - 2009
66% 59% The Yellow Handkerchief Brett Hanson (Character) $317.0K 2008
67% 70% The Incredible Hulk Gen. Thunderbolt Ross (Character) $134.5M 2008
58% 60% Noise Mayor Schneer (Character) $16.2K 2008
34% 57% Vantage Point President Ashton (Character) $72.3M 2008
83% 89% Into the Wild Walt McCandless (Character) $18.4M 2007
55% 76% Mr. Brooks Marshall (Character) $28.5M 2007
No Score Yet 28% Beautiful Ohio Simon Messerman (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 11% The Legend of Sasquatch John Davis (Voice) - 2006
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Philip Allen (Character) $59.9M 2006
14% 65% Neverwas Dr. Peter Reed (Character) - 2005
57% 66% The King Pastor David Sandow (Character) $281.3K 2005
87% 76% A History of Violence Richie Cusack (Character) $31.5M 2005
No Score Yet 55% Hunt for Justice: The Louise Arbour Story General Mortimer (Character) - 2005
44% 64% The Blue Butterfly Alan Osborne (Character) - 2004
43% 57% The Village Edward Walker (Character) $114.2M 2004
60% 70% Tuck Everlasting Angus Tuck (Character) $19.2M 2002
77% 53% Changing Lanes Doyle's Sponsor (Character) $66.8M 2002
No Score Yet 20% Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 18% Nearest to Heaven Matt (Character) - 2002
54% 69% Rare Birds Dave Purcell (Character) $17.8K 2001
75% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Professor Hobby (Character) $78.6M 2001
No Score Yet 50% Varian's War Varian Fry (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 33% The Flamingo Rising Turner Knight (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker Jairus (Voice) - 2000
22% 70% The Simian Line Edward (Character) $18.6K 2000
No Score Yet 17% Contaminated Man David R. Whitman (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 75% Dune Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 43% The 4th Floor Greg Harrison (Character) - 1999
57% 17% The Big Brass Ring Blake (Character) - 1999
74% 81% Sunshine Andor Knorr (Character) $6.1M 1999
No Score Yet 38% Do Not Disturb Walter Richmond (Character) - 1999
11% 51% The Proposition Arthur Barret (Character) $121.9K 1998
89% 71% One True Thing George Gulden (Character) $23.3M 1998
28% 24% Lost in Space Mission Commander Professor John Robinson, Ph. D. (Character) $69.1M 1998
76% 85% Dark City Inspector Frank Bumstead (Character) $14.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loved K.D. Dietrickson (Character) - 1997
34% 45% Michael Frank Quinlan (Character) $95.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Eyre Rochester (Character) $5.2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Speak About the Unspeakable: The Message of Elie Wiesel Narrator - 1996
No Score Yet 32% A Couch in New York Henry Harriston (Character) - 1996
74% 68% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Unknown (Character) - 1996
93% 89% Smoke Paul Benjamin (Character) $8.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Shared With a Stranger The stranger (Character) - 1995
8% 27% Trial by Jury Tommy Vesey (Character) $6.8M 1994
100% 79% Second Best Graham Holt (Character) $68.5K 1994
52% 43% Mr. Wonderful Tom (Character) $2.1M 1993
No Score Yet 29% The Plague Dr. Bernard Rieux (Character) - 1992
82% 72% The Doctor Dr. Jack MacKee (Character) $38.1M 1991
88% 89% Until the End of the World Sam Farber (Character) $662.2K 1991
56% 63% I Love You to Death Harlan James (Character) $14.9M 1990
72% 57% Alice Doug (Character) $6.8M 1990
81% 60% The Accidental Tourist Macon Leary (Character) $30.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time of Destiny Martin Larraneta (Character) $886.6K 1988
98% 79% Broadcast News Tom Grunick (Character) $49.2M 1987
79% 78% Children of a Lesser God James Leeds (Character) $26.8M 1986
87% 81% Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina (Character) $13.2M 1985
69% 77% The Big Chill Nick (Character) $57.0K 1983
78% 60% Gorky Park Arkady Renko (Character) - 1983
75% 38% Eyewitness Daryll Deever (Character) - 1981
98% 80% Body Heat Ned Racine (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Unknown (Character) - 1981
85% 71% Altered States Professor Eddie Jessup (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
87% 88% Condor Bob Partridge (Character) 2019-2020
94% 86% Humans George Millican (Character) 2015-2016 2018
86% 69% Goliath Donald Cooper (Character) 2016
58% 66% Beowulf Hrothgar (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde Frank Hamer (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
91% 91% Damages Daniel Purcell (Character) 2007 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
86% 50% Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankenstein Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dune Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: CONDOR Bob Partridge (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet EPIX FREE: Condor Bob Partridge (Character)