William Hurt

William Hurt

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: March 20, 1950
Age: 66 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.

All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.

The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.

The thing is David is also aware of everything and it's not like you're going somewhere the director is not.

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.

Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.

I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging.

I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.

Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.

What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.

Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard.

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.

I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go.

I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.

I just looked at him because I want to be looking in someone's eyes when I die.

I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations.

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