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Biography

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School, and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States(1980), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the we

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Personal Life

Personal Life

Hurt is fluent in English and French and maintains a home outside Paris. He is the step-grandson of Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine and actress-writer Claire Booth Luce through his mother's marriage to Henry Luce's son from his first marriage, Henry Luce III. Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982.

Hurt was involved in a 1980s lawsuit with Sandra Jennings, who alleged that the two shared a common-law marriage. While he

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Filmography

Filmography

 

Year Title Role
1978 Verna: U.S.O. Girl Walter
1980 Altered States Edward Jessup
1981 Eyewitness Daryll Deever
1981 Body Heat Ned Racine
1983 Big Chill
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