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
Were friends with the late John Entwistle, bassist and founding member of The Who. He had written a poem about him and read it out loud at his memorial October 24th, 2002.

Father was a vicar in Derbyshire.

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama.

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