Marvel has honored William Hurt as “an incredible talent” following the Oscar-winning actor’s death at the age of 71.
The actor passed away a week before his 72nd birthday peacefully and of natural causes, according to a statement shared online by his son Will.
“Rest in peace to a wonderful William Hurt, beloved Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in our Marvel Cinematic Universe,” the official Marvel Studios account tweeted.
Hurt first played Ross opposite Edward Norton in the 2008 film Incredible Hulk, then reprized the role for performances in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.
But it was his efforts decades before that that earned him critical acclaim – he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in three years for Kiss Of. The Spider Woman in 1985, Children Of A Lesser God in 1986 and Broadcast News in 1987.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Bafta Award for Kiss Of The Spider Woman in 1985.
Ben Stiller said he hopes Hurt, who befriended Stiller’s father Jerry in 1984 when the pair starred together in David Rabe’s original Broadway production Hurlyburly, will “have a laugh somewhere right there” now” with Stiller’s deceased parents Jerry and Anne Meara.
5/ Watch his movies if you can and see another movie star, whose job is more important than status. He did a wonderful job. I hope he, Anne and Jerry are having a laugh somewhere now. #RIPWilliamHurt
– Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) March 14, 2022
“He was very good to my sister and me. He spent time at our apartment, and visited my parents in Nantucket. He would talk to us about the acting, and the top or the process. He talked to us as if we were adults, not his friends’ kids. He made a huge impact on both of us,” Stiller tweeted.
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“Watch his movies if you can and see a different kind of movie star, where work is more important than status. He did a wonderful job. I hope he, Anne and Jerry are having a laugh somewhere now. ”
Other industry members described the death as a “huge loss” and shared personal experiences working with Hurt.
Marvel star Mark Ruffalo wrote: “Wow, another big loss to the acting community. Great actor. Great mind. REST IN PEACE.”
Hurt’s Oscar-winning best actor Russell Crowe has reflected on his experience playing the iconic hero in Sir Ridley Scott’s 2010 film Robin Hood alongside Americans.
“Regarding Robin Hood, I was aware of his reputation for asking character-based questions, so I compiled a profile of the life of (Hurt’s character) William Marshall,” Crowe wrote. tweets.
“He looked for me when he got to the set. I gave him the pad of paper. Not sure if I’ve ever seen a bigger smile. REST IN PEACE.”
William Hurt has passed away. As for Robin Hood, I’m aware of his reputation for asking character-based questions, so I’ve compiled a profile of William Marshall’s life. He looked for me when he got to the set. I gave him the pad of paper. Not sure if I’ve ever seen a bigger smile. REST IN PEACE.
– Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 13, 2022
Comedian Patton Oswalt said Hurt was “an outstanding stage and film actor”.
“Then he came and guested on @TheKOQ and was very funny, hilarious. ‘This is a delicious cake. And I’m not a douchebag. ‘Rest in peace,” he wrote.
US actor Albert Brooks, who appeared with him in Broadcast News, wrote: “RIP William Hurt. Sad to hear this news.
“Working with him on Broadcast News was amazing. He will be remembered.”
The Juilliard graduate was once again nominated for an Academy Award – this time for best supporting actor – for his performance in the 2005 crime thriller A History Of Violence.
Hurt was accused of physical and verbal abuse by his ex-partner Sandra Jennings in 1989 and the same with Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, his girlfriend in the mid-1980s, in her memoir five years ago. Her 2010 is I’ll Scream Later.
The actor responded to Matlin with a statement issued to Access Hollywood at the time, stating: “My own recollection is that we both apologized and both did a lot to mend our lives. ours. Of course, I did and apologize for any pain I caused. And I know we’re both grown-ups.”
Hurt revealed in 2018 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.
His family asked for privacy after his death.
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