▶ "I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who was robbing us in the middle of the night."; "I was a science fiction junkie for a long time."; "I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily."; "I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision."; "I think acting can bring you closer to yourself and help you understand other people."; …
"I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months and it took me 15 years to figure that out."; "I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations."; "I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either."; "I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go."; "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."; "David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists."; "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 famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."; "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."
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Tell me what you know about William Hurt (born March 20, 1950), the Academy Award-winning American actor.
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