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WILLIAM HURT (Marshall) trained at Tufts University and New York's Juilliard School of Music and Drama. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards®, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's "The History of Violence.” The film screened at the both the Cannes International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Hurt received Best Supporting Actor accolades for the role from the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Hurt recently signed on to star in a remake of Yoji Yamada's 1977 film "Yellow Hankerchief” opposite Maria Bello. The film will feature Hurt as an ex-convict recently released from prison for the accidental murder of another man. Udayan Prasad ("My Son the Fanatic”) is directing the project and production will begin next month in Louisiana.

Hurt will next be seen in "Vantage Point” opposite Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver and Forrest Whitaker and has also wrapped "Into the Wild,” directed by Sean Penn and starring Marcia Gay Harden, Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. 

Hurt was last seen in "The Good Shepherd” written by Eric Roth and directed by Robert DeNiro. In 2006, Hurt starred in James Marsh's film "The King” with Gael Garcia Bernal. Also in 2006, Hurt appeared in "Beautiful Ohio” directed by Chad Lowe and "Noise,” an independent comedy opposite Tim Robbins and Bridget Moynahan.

In 2005, Hurt was seen in "Syriana,” directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Amanda Peet. The same year he also completed production on the ensemble independent film "Neverwas” opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Alan Cumming and Aaron Eckhardt. 

In 2004, Hurt was seen in M. Night Shayamalan's thriller, "The Village,” opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Sigourney Weaver as well the independent film "Blue Butterfly.” 

In 2002, Hurt appeared in Disney's "Tuck Everlasting," directed by Jay Russell, and had a cameo appearance in Paramount's "Changing Lanes," starring Samuel L. Jackson. In 2001, Hurt starred in the independent film "Rare Birds" which screened at the Toronto Film Festival. He was also seen in a supporting role in Steven Spielberg's "A.I." In 2000, Hurt delivered a memorable performance in "Sunshine,” opposite Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Istvan Szabo, "Sunshine” received three Genie Awards, including one for Best Motion Picture. 

In 1980, Hurt appeared in his first film, "Altered States." He received a Best Actor Oscar® nomination for "Broadcast News" and "Children of a Lesser God." For "Kiss of the Spider Woman" he was honored with an Academy Award® as well as Best Actor Award from the British Academy and the Cannes Festival. Among his other film credits are "Body Heat," "The Big Chill," "Eyewitness," "Gorky Park," "Alice," "I Love You to Death," "The Accidental Tourist," "The Doctor," "The Plague," "The Simian Line,” "Trial by Jury," "Second Best," "Smoke," "Confidences a un Inconnu" "Jane Eyre," "Michael," "Dark City,” "The Proposition” "The Big Brass Ring” and "One True Thing.” 

In 2006, Hurt returned to television in the TNT special event series "Nightmares and Dreamscapes,” based on the stories of Stephen King. The series featured all-star casts including William H. Macy, Samantha Mathis, Claire Forlani and Ron Livingston. Hurt's episode entitled "Battleground” premiered the series. Hurt's television credits include The Hallmark Channel's miniseries "Frankenstein” opposite Donald Sutherland, CBS's "The Flamingo Rising," the title role in the CBS mini-series "Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story,” The Sci-Fi Channel's "Dune” and "Varian's War” for Showtime. 

Hurt spent the early years of his career on the stage between drama school, summer stock, regional repertory and Off Broadway, appearing in more than fifty productions including "Henry V,” "5th of July,” "Hamlet,” "Ri

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