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ROBERT ILER The trial of 17-year-old actor Robert Iler on charges of robbery and marijuana possession has been postponed by a New York court.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2002 with 286 to follow. Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere at 2:16 p.m. EST. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Hollywood Digest

AGENTS APPROVE DEAL WITH ACTORS The Board of Directors of the Association of Talent Agents announced late Tuesday it has unanimously approved the tentative agency agreement with the Screen Actors Guild.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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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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