William Hurt Net Worth

June 23, 2023
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William McChord Hurt was born on 20 March 1950, in Washington D.C., USA, and is an actor probably best known for his performances in films such as “Altered States”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “Children of a Lesser God”, and “A History of Violence”. He’s also been awarded numerous times, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is William Hurt? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been in the industry since the 1980s and has made appearances in several high profile projects. He’s played a diversity of roles, and all of these have ensured the position of his wealth.


William Hurt Net Worth $15 million


Hurt attended Middlesex School, and during his time there he appeared in several school plays with the Dramatics Club. After matriculating, he attended Tufts University where he would study theology for a short time. However, he decided to focus on acting instead, and joined the Julliard School, meeting classmates such as Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams.

After finishing his studies, William started his career appearing in several stage productions as part of the Circle Repertory Company. His debut was in “My Life” which won him an Oble Award. He would then appear in “Ulysses in Traction”, “Lulu” and “Fifth of July” which won him a Theatre World Award. His first major film appearance was in “Altered States” in which he played an obsessed scientist. After his appearance in the neo-noir film “Body Heat”, William became one of the top actors of the industry, and his next notable performance would be in the “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, which won him an Academy Award. He would continue racking -up Academy Award nominations, for “Children of a Lesser God”, “Broadcast News”, and “A History of Violence”. His net worth benefited accordingly.

Hurt is known for his versatility in playing a variety of roles,, which can often be seen when comparing two performances such as “Lost in Space” and “Syriana”. He appeared in the adaptation of Stephen King’s “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” and then in Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild”. In 2008, he was cast in “Vantage Point” as President Henry Ashton, and played the alter ego in “Mr. Brooks”. In 2009, he became a series regular of the TV show “Damages” which got him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also became a part of several television films including “Too Big to Fail” and “Moby-Dick”. One of his latest projects is in “Captain America: Civil War” playing General “Thunderbolt” Ross. He also played the role in a previous Marvel film, “The Incredible Hulk”.

For his personal life, it is known that Hurt spends a lot of time in his home near Paris and is fluent in French. He married Mary Beth Hurt in 1971 but it ended in 1982 after he became involved with Sandra Jennings and got her pregnant; the two allegedly shared a common-law marriage. The two eventually separated, and William was married to Heidi Henderson from 1989-93. Later dated Marlee Matlin for a year in a relationship that was apparently filled with substance and physical abuse. Hurt stated that they later reconciled and helped each other recover; he has four children. He is also a private pilot in his leisure pursuits.

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