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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 Spiderwoman.

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 drama Smoke.

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" and "Good."

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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