William Hurt

Biography: William Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., the son of a State Department employee. Subsequently, William saw much of the world before he grew to be a man. The famly lived in the South Pacific during his early years, but when William was 6 years old his parents divored and he moved to Manhattan, New York, with his mother. He continued to vacation in exotic places with his father. When William was 10 years old his mother married Henry Luce III, heir to the Time-Life empire, and his life changed dramatically. William entered boarding school where he developed an interest in acting. His interest was further developed when he met aspiring actress Mary Beth Supinger while he was studying theology in college. The two travelled to England where William studied acting. He later returned to the U.S. and studied acting at Julliard. William did some theater work until cast in the film Altered States in 1980. William became one of the most sought-after leading men of the 1980s. He continues to snag top roles into the 2000s. Expand

William Hurt's Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 84 Broadcast News
Lowest Metascore: 31 Winter's Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 Dark City Feb 20, 1998 Inspector Frank Bumstead 8.4
78 Body Heat Aug 28, 1981 Ned Racine 8.4
60 Rare Birds Oct 3, 2003 Dave 8.3
53 The Accidental Tourist Dec 23, 1988 Macon Leary 8.3
63 One True Thing Sep 18, 1998 George Gulden 8.3
73 Into the Wild Sep 21, 2007 Walt McCandless 8.2
66 Tuck Everlasting Oct 11, 2002 Angus Tuck 8.2
61 The Big Chill Sep 28, 1983 Nick Carlton 8.0
55 Endgame Nov 6, 2009 Professor Will Esterhuyse 8.0
84 Broadcast News Dec 16, 1987 Tom Grunick 7.9
70 Smoke Jun 9, 1995 Paul Benjamin 7.6
61 The Incredible Hulk Jun 13, 2008 Gen. 'Thunderbolt' Ross 7.5
58 The King May 19, 2006 David 7.3
45 Mr. Brooks Jun 1, 2007 Marshall 7.2
80 Kiss of the Spider Woman (re-release) Jun 29, 2001 Luis Molina 7.2
81 A History of Violence Sep 23, 2005 Richie Cusack 7.0
53 Late Bloomers Apr 13, 2012 Adam 7.0
61 The Good Shepherd Dec 22, 2006 Philip Allen 6.7
62 The Yellow Handkerchief Feb 26, 2010 Brett Hanson 6.7
62 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 General Thaddeus Ross/Red Hulk 6.4
55 Noise May 9, 2008 Mayor Schneer 6.3
38 Michael Dec 25, 1996 Frank Quinlan 6.3
53 Robin Hood May 14, 2010 William Marshal 6.2
65 Artificial Intelligence: AI Jun 29, 2001 Prof. Hobby 6.1
44 The Village Jul 30, 2004 Edward Walker 5.8
42 Lost in Space Apr 3, 1998 Prof. John Robinson 5.6
40 Vantage Point Feb 22, 2008 President Ashton 5.5
31 Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Isaac Penn / Isaac Penn 5.5
45 I Love You to Death Apr 6, 1990 Harlan James 5.0
35 The Host Mar 29, 2013 Jeb Stryder 4.8