The American was nominated for the best actor Oscar three years running in the 1980s.
Comic book company Marvel has led the way in paying tribute to William Hurt, the actor who won an Academy Award for his work. Hurt died at the age of 71.
The actor died peacefully a week before his 72nd birthday, according to a statement from his son, Will.
As Marvel Studios tweeted: “Rest in Peace, William Hurt, one of the best actors in the world, and our beloved Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Hurt first played Ross with Edward Norton in the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk. Later, he reprised the role in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow, where he played Ross again.
But it was his work decades ago that made him famous. He was nominated for best actor three years in a row for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985, Children of a Lesser God in 1986, and Broadcast News in 1987.
When he played the role of Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985, he won the best actor Oscar and the Bafta for best actor.
During the original Broadway run of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly in 1984, Ben Stiller’s father Jerry and Hurt, who became friends, were on stage together. Stiller hoped Hurt and Stiller’s parents, Jerry and Anne Meara were “having a good time somewhere now.”
“He was very nice to my sister and me.” In our apartment, he spent time with us. He also went to visit my parents on Nantucket, which is up there. In the past, he would talk to us about acting and how the crest or process worked. He spoke to us as if we were adults, not the kids of a friend of his. We both felt like he made a big difference because of him, Stiller said in a tweet.
You can watch his movies if you can, and see a different kind of movie star. For him, work was more important than fame.” He did a great job. I hope he, Anne, and Jerry are having a good time somewhere right now.
The death of Hurt was called a “major loss” by other people in the industry. They also talked about how they worked with Hurt.
One of the stars of the Hulk movie, Mark Ruffalo, said it was “another major loss to the acting community.” Actor: I think he is very good. William Hurt is “a great thinker,” while fellow Marvel star Kat Dennings tweeted, “Ughggghh I love William Hurt WHY.”
Russell Crowe, who won an Oscar for best actor for his role in Robin Hood in 2010, talked about how he and Hurt worked together on the movie.
I knew that Crowe was known for asking about Robin Hood’s character, so I made a film about the life of William Marshall, who played Hurt’s character.
When he came on set, he came over to me. I gave the stack to him. You might not have seen a bigger smile. RIP.”
He was “beyond brilliant in both movies and on stage,” Patton Oswalt, a comedic actor, said.
“Then he went on @TheKOQ and was so deadpan, low-key funny. This cake is good. Cakes aren’t my thing. “Goodbye,” he wrote.
Albert Brooks, a US actor who starred with William Hurt in Broadcast News, wrote: “RIP William Hurt.” Sad to hear this.
“Working with him on Broadcast News was a lot of fun.” He will be missed very much.
Bryce Dallas Howard, who starred with Hurt in M Night Shyamalan’s 2004 movie The Village, said that Hurt’s “undeniable presence on-screen broke the mold thousand times over.” This is how it works:
Actor: “Someone who gave everything and went out of his way to support me and others,” she said in a post on Instagram. It was his generosity and love of stories and truth that made me fall in love with stories, too. I’ll always remember that.
Actor William Hurt, who played Prof. Hobby in A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001), has died at the age of 71. In your work, William, you always show us where dreams start: the heart.
For his performance in the 2005 crime thriller A History of Violence, he was nominated for an Oscar again. This time, he was nominated for best supporting actor for his work.
His ex-girlfriend Sandra Jennings accused him of physical and verbal abuse in 1989. Marlee Matlin, who was Hurt’s girlfriend in the mid-1980s, said the same in her book I’ll Scream Later in 2010.
Responded with a statement to Access Hollywood at the time: “My own recollection says we both apologized and did a lot of good for our lives.” Didn’t you say you were sorry for any pain you caused? And I know we have both grown.
Jonathan Frakes, a star of Star Trek, seemed to know about Hurt’s past when he called him a “complicated, compelling, brilliant actor.”
Hurt said in 2018 that he had prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.
His family asked for privacy after he died.