William Hurt

Born: 3/20/1950
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Academy Award-winning screen actor who was one of the main leading men of the eighties. Often typecast as a WASP, he is best known for his roles in films such as Body Heat (1981) with Kathleen Turner, The Big Chill (1983), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) with Raul Julia, and The Accidental Tourist (1988). Other films include The Doctor (1991), and One True Thing (1998). His supporting role in A History of Violence (2005) netted him an Oscar nod and wins from both Los Angeles and New York film critics awards.

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