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William Hurt causes death. Born in Washington on March 20, 1950 and died in Portland on March 13, 2022, William Hurt was an American actor.

William Hurt causes death

In May 2018, it was announced that Hurt had terminal prostate cancer that had now metastasized to his bones. He died of complications from the disease on the morning of March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday, at his home in Portland, Orego.

Wife and children

In 1971 Hurt married actress Mary Beth Hurt, whom he divorced in 1982, a year after he entered into a relationship with screenwriter Sandra Jennings, with whom he had a son, Devon; their relationship ended in 1984. On the set of Children of a Lesser God he began a relationship with his partner, the deaf actress Marlee Matlin, but the two broke up the following year. From 1989 to 1993 he was married to Heidi Henderson who bore him two sons: Samuel (1989) and Willie (1991). In 1994 he had another daughter, Jeannie, by actress Sandrine Bonnaire, whom he met two years earlier on the set of The Plague; their relationship ended in 1997.


His cinematic debut dates back to 1980 with the film “Stati di hallucinazione” by Ken Russell, followed by “Hot Thrill” (1981) by Lawrence Kasdan which consecrates him in the Olympus of Hollywood stars. In 1985 he won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscar and the BAFTA in the same category with the role of Luis Molina, the homosexual prisoner in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” by Hector Babengo. He receives two more Oscar nominations for Randa Haines’ Children of a Lesser God (1986) and James L. Brooks’ Inside the News (1987). Among other successful interpretations, Lawrence Kasdan’s “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), Woody Allen’s “Alice” (1990) alongside Mia Farrow, Randa Haines’ “A doctor, a man” (1991), “Smoke” ( 1995) by Wayne Wang, “AI – Artificial Intelligence” (2001) by Steven Spielberg, presented out of competition at the 58th Venice Film Festival.

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The chameleonic versatility of this extraordinary artist allows him to be able to move from one role to another with extraordinary lightness and, thanks to his talents, we see him alongside a villain Viggo Mortensen in “A History of Violence” (2005) by David Cronenberg , and directed by Robert De Niro in “The Good Shepherd” (2006). Also in 2006 he was in the cast of “Syriana” together with George Clooney and Matt Damon. In 2007 he is the criminal alter ego of Kevin Costner in the thriller “Mr. Brooks” by Bruce A. Evans, takes part in “Noise” and is the father of the young wanderer Emile Hirsch in the award-winning film by Sean Penn, “Into the Wild”. He transforms himself into the institutional figures of the country, first as president in Pete Travis’s “Perspectives of a Crime” (2008), and then as general in Louis Leterrier’s colossal, “The Incredible Hulk” (2008).

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