William Hurt

William McChord Hurt[2][3] (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 in 1980 as a troubled scientist in Ken Russell's science-fiction feature Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the neo-noir Body Heat (1981). He played another leading role, as Arkady Renko, in Gorky Park (1983).

In 1985, Hurt garnered critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for Kiss of the Spider Woman. He received 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 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), The Village (2004), Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Into the Wild (2007), Robin Hood (2010) and his role as Thunderbolt Ross in The Incredible Hulk (2008), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

William Hurt
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Hurt signing autographs at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival
Born
William McChord Hurt

March 20, 1950 (age 69)
NationalityAmerican
EducationTufts University (BA)
Juilliard School (GrDip)
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Spouse(s)
Mary Beth Hurt
(m. 1971; div. 1982)

Heidi Henderson
(m. 1989; div. 1992)
Partner(s)Sandra Jennings
(1981–1984)
Marlee Matlin
(1985–1986)
Sandrine Bonnaire
(1992–1997)
Children4

Early life

Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Claire Isabel (née McGill), who worked at Time Inc., and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked for the State Department.[4] With his father, he lived in Lahore, Mogadishu and Khartoum.[5] After his parents divorced, his mother married Henry Luce III (a son of publisher Henry Luce) during Hurt's childhood. Hurt graduated from Middlesex School in 1968 where he was vice president of the Dramatics Club and had the lead role in several school plays. His high school yearbook predicted: "With characteristics such as these, you might even see him on Broadway." Hurt attended Tufts University and studied theology,[6] but turned instead to acting and joined the Juilliard School (Drama Division Group 5: 1972–1976).[7] Two of his classmates there were the late actors Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams.

Career

Hurt began his career in stage productions, only later acting in films. From 1977 to 1989, he was a member of the acting company at Circle Repertory Company. He won an Obie Award for his debut appearance there in Corinne Jacker's My Life, and won a 1978 Theatre World Award for his performances in Fifth of July, Ulysses in Traction, and Lulu. In 1979, Hurt played Hamlet under the direction of Marshall W. Mason opposite Lindsay Crouse and Beatrice Straight. His first major film role was in the science-fiction film Altered States where his performance as an obsessed scientist gained him wide recognition. His performance with Richard Crenna, Ted Danson and newcomer Kathleen Turner in Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir classic Body Heat elevated Hurt to stardom, and he later also co-starred in The Big Chill (1983). He appeared in the thriller Gorky Park opposite Lee Marvin. He received the Best Male Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985. He has received three additional Oscar nominations: Best Actor for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987; he was thus nominated for Best Actor for three consecutive years) and Best Supporting Actor for A History Of Violence (2005). Hurt also starred in Tuck Everlasting as Angus Tuck.

Often cast as an intellectual, Hurt has starred as such in films such as Lost in Space, but has also been effective in other kinds of role, as in I Love You to Death and David Cronenberg's psychological drama A History of Violence (2005), where in less than 10 minutes of screen time he plays the creepy mob boss, Richie Cusack. Also in 2005, Hurt played a mysterious government operative in Stephen Gaghan's ensemble drama about the politics of big oil, Syriana.

Hurt was in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, in a piece entitled Battleground (also notable for its complete lack of dialogue). He plays Renshaw, a hitman who receives a package from the widow of a toymaker he had killed, unaware of what is waiting inside for him. He appeared in the cast of Vanya, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, at the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon.[8]

In June 2007, Marvel Studios announced Hurt would portray the Hulk character General "Thunderbolt" Ross in 2008's The Incredible Hulk alongside Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth.[9] Hurt reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War (2016)[10] and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

He appeared in Sean Penn's film Into the Wild, the true story of Christopher McCandless. He appeared as President Henry Ashton in the 2008 action-thriller Vantage Point. Hurt also played Mr. Brooks's alter ego in Mr. Brooks starring Kevin Costner.

In 2009, Hurt became a series regular on the FX series Damages playing a corporate whistleblower opposite Glenn Close and Marcia Gay Harden. For his role in the series, Hurt earned a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" category. Hurt's 2009 Sundance film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in theaters on February 26, 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films. He was in the Thailand-based 2011 thriller Hellgate alongside Cary Elwes and Paula Taylor, directed by John Penney.[11]

In September 2010, Hurt played United States Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson in the HBO film Too Big to Fail, an adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin's book. He also starred as Captain Ahab in the 2011 television adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.

Personal life

Hurt is fluent in French and maintains a home outside Paris. He is the step-grandson of Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine and actress-writer Clare Boothe Luce, through his mother's marriage to Henry Luce's son from his first marriage, Henry Luce III.[12]

Hurt was married to Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982.[12] In the 1980s, Hurt was involved in a lawsuit with Sandra Jennings, who alleged that the two shared a common-law marriage.[13] While he was still married, Hurt and Jennings had begun a relationship in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1981.[13] Jennings became pregnant in the spring of 1982 which precipitated Hurt's divorce from Mary Beth Hurt, after which Hurt and Jennings relocated to South Carolina, a state that recognized common-law marriages.[13] Hurt and Jennings remained officially unmarried, later separated and Jennings sued him in New York, seeking recognition of the "marriage" under South Carolina law.[13] The New York court, which did not recognize common-law marriage and was reluctant to recognize a common-law marriage originating in South Carolina, found in Hurt's favor that no common-law marriage existed.[13]

Hurt dated Marlee Matlin for one year, and they cohabited for two years.[14] In her 2009 autobiography I'll Scream Later, Matlin claimed that their relationship involved considerable drug abuse and physical abuse by Hurt.[15] In response to the accusations aired on CNN on April 13, 2009, Hurt's agent declined to respond, but Hurt issued a statement the following day, which said: "My own recollection is that we both apologized and both did a great deal to heal our lives. Of course, I did and do apologize for any pain I caused. And I know we have both grown. I wish Marlee and her family nothing but good."[16]

Hurt has four children: one with Sandra Jennings, two with Heidi Henderson, and one with French actress, film director and screenwriter Sandrine Bonnaire.[12]

Hurt is a private pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza.[17]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director Notes
1980 Altered States Professor Edward Jessup Ken Russell Nominated for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
1981 Eyewitness Daryll Deever Peter Yates
1981 Body Heat Ned Racine Lawrence Kasdan
1983 The Big Chill Nick Carlton Lawrence Kasdan
1983 Gorky Park Arkady Renko Michael Apted
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Alberto Molina Héctor Babenco Won Academy Award for Best Actor
Won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Won Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor Award
Won David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Won London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year
Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Won National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (tied with Raul Julia)
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated for National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated for New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1986 Children of a Lesser God James Leeds Randa Haines Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1987 Broadcast News Tom Grunick James L. Brooks Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated for New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1988 A Time of Destiny Martin Larraneta Gregory Nava
1988 The Accidental Tourist Macon Leary Lawrence Kasdan Won Golden Horse Award for Best Foreign Actor
1990 I Love You to Death Harlan James Lawrence Kasdan
1990 Alice Doug Tate Woody Allen
1991 Until the End of the World Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee Wim Wenders
1991 The Doctor Dr. Jack MacKee Randa Haines Nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
1992 The Plague Doctor Bernard Rieux Luis Puenzo
1993 Mr. Wonderful Tom Anthony Minghella
1994 Second Best Graham Holt Chris Menges
1994 Trial by Jury Tommy Vesey Heywood Gould
1995 Smoke Paul Benjamin Wayne Wang
1996 A Couch in New York Henry Harriston Chantal Akerman
1996 Michael Frank Quinlan Nora Ephron
1996 Jane Eyre Edward Fairfax Rochester Franco Zeffirelli
1997 Loved K.D. Dietrickson Erin Dignam
1998 Lost in Space Professor John Robinson Stephen Hopkins
1998 Dark City Inspector Frank Bumstead Alex Proyas
1998 One True Thing George Gulden Carl Franklin
1999 The 4th Floor Greg Harrison Josh Klausner
1999 Sunshine Andor Knorr István Szabó Nominated for Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
1999 The Big Brass Ring William Blake Pellarin George Hickenlooper
1999 Do Not Disturb Walter Richmond Dick Maas a.k.a. Silent Witness
2000 Contaminated Man David R. Whitman Anthony Hickox
2000 The Miracle Maker Jairus Derek W. Hayes & Stanislav Sokolov Voice only
2001 Rare Birds Restaurateur Sturla Gunnarsson
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Professor Allen Hobby Steven Spielberg
2001 The Simian Line Edward Linda Yellen
2002 Tuck Everlasting Angus Tuck Jay Russell
2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson's AA Sponsor Roger Michell
2002 Nearest to Heaven Matt
2004 The Blue Butterfly Alan Osborne Léa Pool
2004 The Village Edward Walker M. Night Shyamalan
2005 The King David Sandow James Marsh
2005 A History of Violence Richie Cusack David Cronenberg Won Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won North Texas Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Won Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005 Neverwas Dr. Peter Reed Joshua Michael Stern
2005 Syriana Stan Goff Stephen Gaghan
2006 The Good Shepherd CIA Director Philip Allen Robert De Niro
2006 The Legend of Sasquatch John Davis Thomas Callicoat Voice only
Co-producer
2007 Mr. Brooks Marshall Bruce A. Evans
2007 Beautiful Ohio Simon Messerman Chad Lowe
2007 Noise Mayor Schneer Henry Bean
2007 Into the Wild Walt McCandless Sean Penn Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Vantage Point President Harry Ashton Pete Travis
2008 The Incredible Hulk Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Louis Leterrier
2009 The Countess György Thurzó Julie Delpy
2010 The Yellow Handkerchief Brett Hanson Udayan Prasad
2010 Robin Hood William Marshal Ridley Scott
2011 The River Why Henning Hale-Orviston Matthew Leutwyler
2011 Late Bloomers Adam Julie Gavras
2011 Hellgate Warren Mills John Penney
2013 The Host Jeb Stryder Andrew Niccol
2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Julian Rigby Ned Benson
2013 Fire in the Blood Narrator Dylan Mohan Gray Documentary
2013 Days and Nights Herb Christian Camargo
2014 Winter's Tale Isaac Penn Akiva Goldsman
2016 Race Jeremiah Mahoney Stephen Hopkins
2016 Captain America:Civil War Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
2018 The Miracle Season Ernie Found Sean McNamara
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
2019 The Last Full Measure Tully Todd Robinson
TBA The King's Daughter Père La Chaise Sean McNamara Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Best of Families James Lathrop TV Mini-Series multiple episodes
1977 Kojak Jake 2 episodes
1978 Verna: U.S.O. Girl Walter Television movie
1998 Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman Self Documentary
2000 Frank Herbert's Dune Duke Leto I Atreides[18] 3 episodes
2001 The Flamingo Rising Turner Knight TV film
2001 Varian's War Varian Fry Television movie
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2002 The King of Queens Dr. Taber Episode: "Shrink Wrap"
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Robert Hanssen Television movie
2004 Frankenstein Professor Waldman Television movie
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes Jason Renshaw Episode: "Battleground"
2009 Damages Daniel Purcell 10 episodes
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series
2009 Endgame Willie Esterhuyse TV movie
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2011 Moby Dick Captain Ahab 2 episodes
2011 Too Big to Fail Henry Paulson Television movie
Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2013 Bonnie & Clyde Frank Hamer 2 episodes
Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2013 The Challenger Richard Feynman Television movie
2015 Humans George Millican 7 episodes (main cast)
2016 Beowulf Hrothgar 5 episodes
2016 Goliath[19] Donald Cooperman 8 episodes
2018 Condor Bob Partridge[20] Main cast

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External links

A History of Violence

A History of Violence is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel A History of Violence by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after confronting two robbers in self-defense, thus changing his life forever.

The film was in the main competition for the 2005 Palme d'Or. The film was put into limited release in the United States on September 23, 2005, and wide release on September 30, 2005.

William Hurt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, while Olson was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Los Angeles Times has called it the last major Hollywood film to be released on VHS. Mortensen himself praised it as "one of the best movies [he's] ever been in, if not the best", also declaring it was a "perfect film noir" or "close to perfect".

Alice (1990 film)

Alice is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, and William Hurt. The film is a loose reworking of Federico Fellini's 1965 film Juliet of the Spirits.

Alice received mildly positive reviews.

Broadcast News (film)

Broadcast News is a 1987 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt). It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.

In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Children of a Lesser God (film)

Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 American romantic drama film directed by Randa Haines and written by Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff. An adaptation of Medoff's Tony Award–winning stage play of the same name, the film stars Marlee Matlin (in an Oscar-winning performance) and William Hurt as employees at a school for the deaf: a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship.

Marking the film debut for deaf actress Matlin, Children of a Lesser God is notable for being the first since the 1926 silent film You'd Be Surprised to feature a deaf actor in a major role.

Eyewitness (1981 film)

Eyewitness (released in the UK as The Janitor) is a 1981 thriller film produced and directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich. It stars William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer and James Woods. The story involves a television news reporter and a janitor who team up to solve a murder.

Frank Herbert's Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune is a three-part science fiction television miniseries based on the eponymous novel by Frank Herbert. It was directed and adapted by John Harrison. The ensemble cast includes Alec Newman as Paul Atreides, William Hurt as Duke Leto, and Saskia Reeves as Jessica, as well as James Watson, P. H. Moriarty, Robert Russell, Ian McNeice, and Giancarlo Giannini.

The series was produced by New Amsterdam Entertainment, Blixa Film Produktion and Hallmark Entertainment. It was first broadcast in the United States on December 3, 2000, on the Sci Fi Channel. It was later released on DVD in 2001, with an extended director's cut appearing in 2002.A 2003 sequel miniseries called Frank Herbert's Children of Dune continues the story, adapting the second and third novels in the series (1969's Dune Messiah and its 1976 sequel Children of Dune). Both miniseries are two of the three highest-rated programs ever to be broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel.

Frank Herbert's Dune won two Emmy Awards in 2001 for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a miniseries or movie, and was nominated for a third Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing. The series was also praised by several critics, including Kim Newman.The miniseries was shot in Univisium (2.00:1) aspect ratio, although it was broadcast in 1.78:1.

Into the Wild (film)

Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical survival film written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's 1996 nonfiction book of the same name, based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his experiences in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s. The film stars Emile Hirsch as McCandless, and Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt as his parents, and features Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook.

The film premiered during the 2007 Rome Film Fest and later opened outside Fairbanks, Alaska on September 21, 2007. It was nominated for two Golden Globes and won the award for Best Original Song: "Guaranteed" by Eddie Vedder. It was also nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Holbrook.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (film)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Portuguese: O Beijo da Mulher Aranha) is a 1985 Brazilian-American drama film directed by Argentine-born Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and adapted by Leonard Schrader from the Manuel Puig novel of the same name. William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, and Milton Gonçalves star in the leading roles.

Moby Dick (2011 miniseries)

Moby Dick is a Canadian-German television miniseries based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel of the same name, produced by Tele München Gruppe, with Gate Film, In association with RTH/ORF. Starring William Hurt as Captain Ahab, it was directed by Mike Barker with a screenplay by Nigel Williams. The cast also includes Ethan Hawke as Starbuck, Charlie Cox as Ishmael, Eddie Marsan as Stubb, Gillian Anderson as Ahab's wife, Elizabeth and Donald Sutherland as Father Mapple.

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Bruce A. Evans starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, and William Hurt. It was released on June 1, 2007. The film follows the eponymous character, a celebrated Portland businessman and serial killer (Costner) who is forced to take on a protégé (Cook) after being blackmailed, and has to contend with his bloodthirsty alter ego (Hurt) who convinces him to indulge his "habit". His life grows even more complicated when a driven police officer (Moore) reopens the investigation into his murders. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $48.1 million against a $20 million budget.

Smoke (film)

Smoke is a 1995 American independent film by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. The original story was written by Paul Auster, who also wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Kenzo Horikoshi, and Hisami Kuroiwa. Among others, it features Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Stockard Channing, Harold Perrineau Jr., and Forest Whitaker.

The Accidental Tourist (film)

The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and scored by John Williams. The film's screenplay was adapted by Kasdan and Frank Galati from the novel of the same name by Anne Tyler.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Supporting Actress for Davis, which she won. John Williams was nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Original Score.

The Big Brass Ring

The Big Brass Ring is a 1999 drama film, starring William Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Irene Jacob, Jefferson Mays and Miranda Richardson (who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance). The film's script was heavily rewritten by George Hickenlooper and F. X. Feeney from a previous screenplay written by Orson Welles and Oja Kodar in the early 1980s; Hickenlooper also directed the film.

The Challenger

The Challenger (US title: The Challenger Disaster) is a 2013 TV movie starring William Hurt about Richard Feynman's investigation into the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The film was co-produced by the BBC, the Science Channel, and Open University, and it premiered on 12 May 2013 on BBC2.

It is based on two books:

Feynman, Richard; Feynman, Gweneth; Leighton, Ralph (1988). What Do You Care What Other People Think?. W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-02659-0.

McDonald, Allan J; Hansen, James R. Truth, Lies and O-Rings. ISBN 978-0813041933.The film follows Feynman (William Hurt) as he attempts to expose the truth in the disaster.

It aired in the U.S. on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel on November 16, 2013.

The Miracle Season

The Miracle Season is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sean McNamara and starring Erin Moriarty, Helen Hunt, William Hurt, and Danika Yarosh. The film is based on the true story of the Iowa City West High School volleyball team after the sudden death of the team's heart and leader, Caroline Found, in 2011. It was released in the United States on April 6, 2018. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $10 million worldwide.

The Village (2004 film)

The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller mystery drama film, written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, and Brendan Gleeson. The film is about a village whose population lives in fear of creatures inhabiting the woods beyond it, referred to as "Those We Don't Speak Of". Like other films written and directed by Shyamalan from the same time period, The Village has a twist ending.

The film received mixed reviews, with critics especially divided about the plausibility and payoff of the ending. The film gave composer James Newton Howard his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Thunderbolt Ross

General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (also known as Red Hulk) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Ross, the archenemy of the Hulk, is a United States military officer, the father of Betty Ross, ex-father-in-law of Glenn Talbot, father-in-law of Dr. Bruce Banner, and was head of the Gamma Bomb Project that turned Banner into the Hulk. After the creation of the Hulk, Ross pursues the creature with a growing obsession, and after learning that Banner and the Hulk are one and the same, Ross hunts Banner as well. In 2008, Ross was transformed into the Red Hulk in order to better combat his nemesis.

He was portrayed by Sam Elliott in the film Hulk and by William Hurt in the films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Tuck Everlasting (2002 film)

Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 romantic fantasy drama film directed by Jay Russell and starring Alexis Bledel, Ben Kingsley, Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, and William Hurt. Based on Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 book of the same name, the film is a Walt Disney Pictures release.

Winter's Tale (film)

Winter's Tale (released in the United Kingdom and Ireland as A New York Winter's Tale) is a 2014 American romance film based on the 1983 novel Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin. The film is produced (with Marc E. Platt, Michael Tadross and Tony Allard), written and directed by Akiva Goldsman (in his directorial debut). It stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe and Will Smith. Winter's Tale premiered at London on February 13 and was theatrically released on February 14 in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film has a 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $31.1 on a $75 million budget. It also received a Golden Trailer nomination for Best Romance Poster. Winter's Tale was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 24, 2014 by Warner Home Video.

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