Ten fun facts about William Hurt

Fact 1
In 1993 William Hurt was considered for a role in Steven Spielberg’s famous film “Jurassic Park.” Hurt turned down the role.

Fact 2
In 1988, he became the first person to win the highly coveted Spencer Tracy Award.

Fact 3
He was originally offered the lead role in the 1990 film “Misery.” He turned down the role in the film which went to be nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

Fact 4
William Hurt speaks French very fluently.

Fact 5
He is the father of four children. He has two daughters, Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt and Sandra Jennings and two sons, Samuel Hurt and Alexander Devon Hurt.

Fact 6
During filming of the 1985 film “Kiss of the Spider Woman” William Hurt waived his salary so that the film could be completed within budget.

Fact 7
William Hurt studied acting in New York City under Michael Howard.

Fact 8
William Hurt has appeared in five movies that went on to be nominated for Best Picture. These films are “The Big Chill”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “Children of a Lesser God”, “Broadcast News” and “The Accidental Tourist.”

Fact 9
William Hurt’s favorite comic book character is “The Incredible Hulk.” In 2008 he got to play the villain to this character in the film adaptation.

Fact 10
The actor has received training in flight and is a certified pilot.

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Short about William Hurt
Is an American born actor who has been nominated for multiple acting awards for both stage and screen appearances.