William Hurt has, throughout his career, garnered a reputation as a performer as facile in film and television as he is on stage. Hurt returns again to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Black Widow” reprising the character he first played in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk.” Hurt can most recently be seen in films “The Last Full Measure” and “The King’s Daughter.” On the television side, he can be seen in “Condor” and “Goliath” as a recurring guest star.
Hurt made his film debut in the science-fiction feature “Altered States,” for which he received his first Golden Globe Award® nomination. He later went on to earn an Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Luis Molina in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” His performances in “Children of a Lesser God,” “Broadcast News” and “A History of Violence” also earned him another three Academy Award® nominations. Hurt’s roles in HBO’s “Too Big to Fail” and on FX’s “Damages” both earned him Primetime Emmy Award® nominations.
Hurt spent the early years of his career on the stage between drama school at Juilliard, summer stock, regional repertory, and off-Broadway. He has appeared in more than fifty productions, including "Henry V," "5th of July," "Hamlet," "Uncle Vanya," "Richard II," "Hurlyburly" (for which he was nominated for a Tony Award®), "My Life" (winning an Obie Award for Best Actor), "A Midsummer's Night's Dream," and "Good,"