How old was William Hurt in his first movie: Altered States?

William Hurt was 29 in Altered States when he played the character 'Professor Eddie Jessup'.

That was over 44 years ago in 1980.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

In 2022 he died aged 72, starring in 97 films in his career, 96 of those after Altered States was first released. If he were alive today he would be 74.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Altered States, I think William Hurt looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Ken Russell has worked with William Hurt just once in his career.
  • William Hurt's first movie was as 'Professor Eddie Jessup' in Altered States, released in 1980 when he was 29
  • Altered States scores 6.7 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of Altered States

William Hurt's other movies