William Hurt

William Hurt


3/20/1950, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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William Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., the son of a State Department employee. Subsequently, William saw much of the world before he grew to be a man. The famly lived in the South Pacific during his early years, but when William was 6 years old his parents…more


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    • William Hurt: I'm still not comfortable with all this. I'm not comfortable with walking the red carpet in a tuxedo and seeing all the women with their boobs pushed up and all the men dressed as penguins - particularly when the subject of your film is the nature of violence and humanity. But that's the nature of Cannes. That's the process that we are both dealing with today.

    • William Hurt: Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.

    • William Hurt: (on preparing for a role) You're trying to let yourself be permeated by the issues and the characters of the piece until you are completely blended into it appropriately. And what that would eventually mean is that you would, under the best of circumstances, you would disappear entirely into the subject.

    • William Hurt: (on going to boarding school) I was a little punk, and suddenly I was at school with all the upper-class-kids from [the] East Coast. At that point it was a great shock in my life!

    • William Hurt: All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.

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    Good actor if you ask me. I think his style is really something very original, and some of his movies are cool, though not all of them. I like his style and I like the way he potrays his characters, they always seemed to be very real and that is what makes him so great. I think that WIlliam Hurt is just a great actor.