Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor William Hurt has issued an apology in response to abuse claims his ex-girlfriend Marlee Matlin made against him this week.
Hurt takes role in Robin Hood flick

Hurt takes role in Robin Hood flick

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor William Hurt has been cast in director Ridley Scott's upcoming movie version of the Robin Hood tale, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The casts of the classic 1980s movies "The Big Chill," "Footloose" and "Airplane!" are scheduled to reunite on the "Today" show in New York, NBC said Friday.

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'Hulk' trailer to debut on 7 networks

'Hulk' trailer to debut on 7 networks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- The first teaser trailer for the action flick "The Incredible Hulk" is to debut simultaneously on seven U.S. TV networks, Universal Pictures said Friday.

William Hurt joins growing cast of 'Hulk'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor William Hurt has signed onto the cast of the film "The Incredible Hulk," marking the most recent recognizable name to join the Hollywood production.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
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Sigourney Weaver to join 'Vantage Point'

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Sigourney Weaver is currently in negotiations to join the cast of the new Columbia Pictures thriller "Vantage Point."

Sean Penn working on 'Into the Wild'

HOLLYWOOD, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Writer and director Sean Penn continues to draw a stellar cast to the Paramount Vantage film "Into the Wild."

Whitaker adds 'Vantage Point' to his slate

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Actor Forest Whitaker is joining Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox and William Hurt in the Columbia Pictures' thriller, "Vantage Point."

Stars line up for Hemingway audio books

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- William Hurt and Donald Sutherland are among the stars lined up to read the works of Ernest Hemingway for New York-based Simon & Schuster Audio.

More film deals on Dane Cook's menu

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now with two major deals set up this week alone.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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William Hurt to play Costner's evil side

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Oscar winner William Hurt will appear opposite Kevin Costner in MGM's "Mr. Brooks," it was reported Thursday.

New York Film Critics honor 'Brokeback'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" swept the New York Film Critics Circle honors Monday taking awards for best picture, best director and best actor.
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William Hurt
Actor William Hurt arrives for the film premier of "Syriana" in which he performs in on November 20, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

William M. Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American 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 the leading role of a sleazy lawyer in the well-received film noir Body Heat (1981).

In 1985, Hurt garnered substantial critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for portraying an effeminate homosexual in Kiss of the Spider Woman. He went on to receive another two Academy Award nominations for his lead performances in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987). Hurt remained an active stage actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in numerous Off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hurt received his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of Hurlyburly.

After playing a diversity of character roles in the following decade, Hurt earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence (2005). Other notable films in recent years have included A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Robin Hood (2010).

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