Films of William Hurt, The Dead Marvel Actor
Hurt’s departure was confirmed from Hurt’s own son Will.
It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourn the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He passed away peacefully, among family, of natural causes. privacy at this time,” Will said, quoted by Hollywood website Deadline.
As an actor who has been famous in the entertainment world since 1980, he has starred in many famous films and brought him an Oscar nomination until he won it. From Marvel to others, here are a series of William Hurt’s films that died.
1. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
iss of The Spider Woman is one of Hurt’s films that has won her several award nominations and won Best Male Interpretation at the Cannes Film Festival. In this film, he plays Luis Molina, a homosexual who is in prison for raping a minor.
The story centers on the story of two very different individuals who share a prison cell in Brazil during the Brazilian military dictatorship, they are Valentin Arregui (Raul Julia) and Luis Molina (William Hurt). Valentin Arregui himself is someone who has been imprisoned (and has been tortured) for his activities on behalf of leftist revolutionary groups.
Different characters, the two eventually developed a friendship while in the cell which eventually led to a tragedy. This film itself is included as one of the social criticism films at that time.
2. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
This romantic drama film tells the story of two employees at a school for the deaf, a deaf janitor and a teacher, whose ideologies are conflicting about speech and deafness.
The conflict eventually created tension and discord between them, which was followed by a romantic relationship between the two that began to develop. William Hurt stars as an energetic new teacher, James Leeds, who clashes and falls in love with Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin).
3. Broadcast News (1987)
If previously a romantic drama that was quite sad, Broadcast News is an interesting romantic comedy drama. The film revolves around virtuoso television news producer Jane Craig (Holly Hunter), who has an emotional breakdown on a daily basis, the brilliant but prickly reporter, Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks), and the charismatic but much more experienced rival Tom Grunick (William Hurt). ).
This film tells the story of friendship, work, good teamwork, as well as the love story of the three at a Washington, DC bureau of a national TV network. Jane Craig is a talented yet intense news producer whose life revolves around her work. He is passionate about reporting, and hates soft news trends in news broadcasts.
He is joined by his best friend and collaborator, Aaron Altman, a writer and reporter who is gifted but lacking in many social skills. The bureau hired Tom Grunick, a local news anchor who started his career in sports. Tom is tall, handsome, fun, and telegenic, but has no news experience and isn’t particularly smart.
He constantly seeks help from Jane to help him with news reporting, Jane resents his lack of qualifications, but eventually finds herself attracted to Tom. Likewise with Tom who is attracted to Jane, but feels intimidated by her skill and intensity.
4. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
The Accidental Tourist was adapted to the big screen based on the 1985 novel of the same name, by Anne Tyler.
The Accidental Tourist stars William Hurt as Macon Leary, a middle-aged travel writer whose life and marriage have been shattered by the tragic death of his son. He and his wife, Sarah (Kathleen Turner) choose to separate and Macon returns to his childhood home.
There he meets Muriel (Geena Davis) and begins to accept him and open up to Muriel. However, one day, Sarah came to Marcon and suggested that they start all over again. Macon also left Muriel and returned to Sarah.
Like a match gone nowhere, Macon and Muriel meet again on the same flight to Paris when Macon is about to do research. On that trip, Macon realized that he loved Muriel.
5. The Doctor (1991)
Back based on the book Dr. Edward Rosenbaum’s 1988, A Taste Of My Own Medicine, The Doctor became the film that brought Hurt to be nominated for Best Actor in the awards ceremony.
The story is about Dr Jack McKee (William Hurt) a surgeon whosuccess in a leading hospital. Although successful, he is not a good father and husband for his son and wife. He even often mocks his co-workers, lacks empathy for patients, and often lies and misleads patients.
His life changed when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He begins to have empathy for his patients and meets June Ellis, a fellow cancer patient who has an inoperable brain tumor and becomes friends.
Time passed, Jack’s cancer was successfully treated and cured, but June died. The experience changed Jack forever. When he returned to work, he began teaching new medical interns about the importance of showing compassion and sensitivity to their patients, which in turn would make them better doctors.
6. A History of Violence (2005)
There are a number of awards that Hurt won or nominated for in this film, even though he was not the main character.
The film stars Viggo Mortensen as Tom Stall, a small-town restaurant owner who comes into the spotlight after confronting two robbers in self-defense, thereby changing the lives of him and his family forever.
He turned out to be a professional hitman named Joey Cusack who dealt with the Irish Mob in Philadelphia. William Hurt plays Richie Cusack, a mob boss who used to be Joey’s boss.
7. Hulk (2008)
In 2008, Hurt joined Marvel and debuted in the film The Incredible Hulk, as Thaddeus Ross. Ross is known as a general of the US Army and the father of Betty, Bruce Banner’s ex-girlfriend who turned into the Hulk due to Ross’s mistakes while experimenting with making humans immune to gamma radiation.
The failed experiment was part of a World War II-era “supersoldier” program that Ross hoped to recreate. Due to exposure to the gamma radiation, Banner transforms into the Hulk for a brief period, each time his heart rate increases above 200 beats per minute.
The Hulk destroys the lab and the surrounding area, killing several people inside and wounding General and Betty, and others outside. Banner becomes a fugitive from the US military and Ross, who wants to arm the Hulk. Ross was excited to catch the Hulk.
William also appeared as a supporting actor in other Marvel films including Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: End Game (2019), and Black Widow (2021). The four films tell the story of Ross after leaving the military and serving as United States Secretary of State.
With the character of Ross who is much smarter and more political and has put himself in a position of power, as well as a fanatical anti-superhero point of view, the presence of his character to fight with the superhero is increasingly infatuated by the audience.
The Marvel behind-the-scenes crew as well as audiences and fans agree, no other actor is as good as William Hurt in playing the role of Thaddeus Ross. Black Widow is Hurt’s last Marvel film before his death.
That’s a row of William Hurt films, Oscar-winning actor as well as Marvel actor who died. Do you have a favorite movie, Bela?