John Hurt Overview:

Legendary actor, John Hurt, was born John Vincent Hurt on Jan 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, England. Hurt died at the age of 77 on Jan 25, 2017 in Cromer, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Hurt was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1978Best Supporting ActorMidnight Express (1978)MaxNominated
1980Best ActorThe Elephant Man (1980)John MerrickNominated
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John Hurt Quotes:

Davey Haggart: [looking at his "Wanted" poster, disappointed] Is that all a man is worth?


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John Hurt Facts
The make-up he wore to play The Elephant Man (1980) also inspired the appearance of Gothmog in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

He is an Associate of RADA.

An early passion for acting was triggered when he saw Alec Guinness play Fagin in the film Oliver Twist (1948).

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