There are some actors that for the life of me I can’t figure out why are so popular. And then on the other hand there are some REAL actors who I can’t figure out why don’t get the true respect they deserve. Take William Hurt for a moment.
This guy, with the talent he has and the career he has put together so far, should be mentioned in the same breath as Hanks or Pachino or Hopkins. I submit that this guy is pure money.
To me, the true measure of an actor isn’t how big his movies are… but rather how good are they when the movie they’re in sucks? William Hurt scores high on both. He even dazzles in supporting roles. Films like Artificial Intelligence, Changing Lanes and The Village are good examples of that.
Older films like The Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God, Broadcast News and Kiss of the Spider Woman really showed off his stuff.
According to the IMDB he has lo less than 5 film projects in the works at the moment. Give this man his due!