LOST IN SPACE
WILLIAM HURT, (Professor John Robinson) who made his film
debut in Ken Russell's classic Altered States returns to
the science fiction genre in Lost In Space. One of the
most respected actors of his generation, Hurt has starred in some
of the best films of the '80s, including Lawrence Kasdan's erotic
thriller Body Heat and Zeitgeist ensemble film The Big
Chill; James Brooks' newsroom comedy Broadcast News,
for which Hurt received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations;
Children of a Lesser God, which garnered him an Academy
Award nomination as Best Actor; the screen adaptation of Anne
Tyler's The Accidental Tourist; and his Oscar-winning role
as a South American prisoner in Hector Babenco's Kiss of the
Other credits include Wim Wenders' epic Until The End of the
World, Mr. Wonderful, The Plague, Trial By Jury, Jayne Eyre, Second
Best and the French film Confidences a un Inconnu.
He has also starred in Eyewitness, Gorky Park, A Time of Destiny,
I Love You To Death, Alice and A Couch in New York.
Hurt most recently starred in the futuristic thriller Dark
City for director Alex Proyas, and Wayne Wang's acclaimed
On stage, Hurt has appeared in more than 50 productions, including
a Tony-nominated performance in "Hurlyburly" on Broadway.
He previously won the Obie Award and Theatre World Award for "My
Life" at the Circle Repertory Theatre in 1978. Other theatre
credits include "Love Letters," "The Fifth of July,"
"Lulu," "Ulysses in Traction," "The Runner
Stumbles," "Hamlet," "Mary Stuart," "Child
Byron," "Richard II," and "Beside Herself."
He directed "Those Inconvenient Sisters" at the Circle
Repertory Lab in 1989, and his most recent roles include "Ivanov"
In 1988, Hurt was awarded the first Spencer Tracy Award, which
recognizes an actor who has achieved outstanding performances
and professional achievement.
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