William Hurt

William Hurt

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 20
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia

William Hurt is known for his role as sleazy lawyer, “Ned Racine” in Body Heat, as “Walt McCandless” in Into the Wild, and as “Daniel Purcell” alongside Glenn Close in FX’s Damages. In the HBO movie Too Big to Fail, Hurt plays Treasury Secretary “Henry Paulson.” He won an Oscar for the role of “Luis Molina” in Kiss of the Spider Woman and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2007 for Damages.

William Hurt is known for his role as sleazy lawyer, “Ned Racine” in Body Heat, as “Walt McCandless” in Into the Wild, and as “Daniel Purcell” alongside Glenn Close in FX’s Damages. In the HBO movie Too Big to Fail, Hurt plays Treasury Secretary “Henry Paulson.” He won an Oscar for the role of “Luis Molina” in Kiss of the Spider Woman and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2007 for Damages.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011
  • Nominee
  • William Hurt, as Henry 'Hank' Paulson
  • Too Big To Fail
  • HBO
  • A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • William Hurt, as Daniel Purcell
  • Damages
  • FX Networks
  • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions
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