Actor William Hurt, known for ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman, dies at 71


William Hurt was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

William Hurt was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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This Sunday March 13 Oscar-winning actor William Hurt confirmed dead. According to the information given by his son Will, the interpreter died surrounded by his relatives and of natural causes.

In 2018 it was announced that the actor had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and that it had spread to the bones.

Hurt will always be remembered for starring in 鈥淜iss of the Spider Woman鈥work that made him an Oscar winner in 1985.

After winning the Oscar for 鈥淜iss of the Spider Woman,鈥 Hurt was nominated twice more in the Best Actor category. These nominations were given consecutively for his work in 鈥淐hildren of a Lesser God鈥 (1986) and 鈥淏roadcast News鈥 (1987).

Hurt was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universewhere he played Thunderbolt Ross for 鈥淭he Incredible Hulk鈥 (2008), 鈥淐aptain America: Civil War鈥 (2016), 鈥淎vengers: Infinity War鈥 (2018), 鈥淎vengers: Endgame鈥 (2019) and 鈥淏lack Widow鈥 (2021).

During the 1980s, while making his feature film debut in a sci-fi thriller called 鈥淎ltered States,鈥 Hurt worked on stage in Off-Brodway and Broadway productions.

Also in the theater he was recognized and in the same year he won the Oscar, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the play 鈥淗urlyburly鈥.

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