William Hurt died Sunday at the age of 71 of natural causes. Before amassing a body of work spanning five decades, the actor swiftly accrued three Academy Award nominations and one best actor win in the first decade of his screen acting career, becoming one of the seminal marquee draws of the 1980s, working alongside stars such as Kathleen Turner, Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter. He later transitioned into character roles, lending his talent to filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan. He will be remembered for his varied, rich body of work and sturdy screen presence.
William Hurt’s Life and Career in Photos