William Hurt

United States

William Hurt Bio

Who is William Hurt

William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American film and stage actor. He played a leading role, in the neo-noir Body Heat, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner.

Early Life (Childhood)

William received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began his acting on stage from 1970s. He first appeared in the science-fiction feature Altered States (1980) as a troubled scientist.

Interesting Facts

Though, Hurt is best known for his acting, he is also a private pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza. Hurt and his friend were threatened at gunpoint while filming kiss of the Spider Women.

Personal Life

William was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt. Hurt is fluent in French. He is the step-grandson of Henry Luce who was the founder of Time magazine.


He was nominated in various academy awards in Oscar. He was fortunate to won the best actor in a leading role in The Kiss of the Spider Women.