William Hurt in A History of Violence (2005)

William Hurt (1950 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) [Luis Molina]: Shot to death by the secret police.
  • A Time of Destiny (1988) [William Larraneta]: Falls to his death from the top floor of a church when Timothy Hutton releases his grip as William tries to drag him out of a window. He dies as his sister (Melissa Leo) kneels by his side.
  • Trial by Jury (1994) [Tommy Vesey] Shot to death by Beau Starr who he also happens to kill. 
  • Dark City (1998) [Inspector Frank Bumstead]: Sucked out of the city and into space during a struggle with Bruce Spence. (Thanks to Heath and Matt)
  • Sunshine (1999) [Andor Knorr]: Beaten to death (off-screen) by the interrogators; his death is mentioned after the fact in Ralph Fiennes' narration.
  • The Simian Line (2000) [Edward]: Appears as a ghost; he moves on to the afterlife at the end of the movie. (Thanks to ND)
  • Vantage Point (2008) [President Ashton]: Playing a dual role as the real "President Ashton" and his double, the double is shot in the chest by a remote-controlled rifle triggered by Said Taghmaoui. (The real "President Ashton" survives the movie.) (Thanks to ND)
  • Winter's Tale (2014) [Isaac Penn]: Dies (off-screen) during the passage of time between the scenes set in 1916 and 2014.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Dune (2000 TV mini-series) [Duke Leo Atreides]: Commits suicide with a capsule of poison gas concealed in a tooth, while attempting to kill Ian McNeice. (Thanks to Matt)
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes: Battleground (2006) [Jason Renshaw]: Killed in the explosion of a miniature thermonuclear bomb during his battle with the toy soldiers. (Thanks to Binky)
  • Moby Dick (2011 TV mini-series) [Captain Ahab]: Drowns after being tangled in the rope that connects to one of the harpoons on the whale after the Pequod is rammed by the whale.
  • The Challenger Disaster (2013, TV Movie) [Richard Feynman]: Dies (off-screen) from cancer on February 15th, 1988. We are informed about his death on the on-screen text at the end of the film.
  • Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands: Episode 1 (2016) [Hrothgar]: Dies (off-screen) just before the story begins; William is only seen in flashbacks, and his body is seen at his ceremonial memorial.

Notable ConnectionsEdit

Ex-husband of Mary Beth Hurt


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