Even back when he was being nominated 3 consecutive times for a Best Actor Oscar, I didn’t really like William Hurt. I always found him to be, I don’t know, too… simpy. I suspect him to be too much an “act-tah”, taking the filming process much too seriously, and keeping others on set from enjoying their days. What I imagine as his Dogged Pursuit of Art and Dedication To Craft must just suck up the pleasure of making a film. Just like a Wet-Vac.
This quote from him, in a recent Entertainment Weekly, about his experience on the film Altered States, sums it all up nicely.
“When I read the script, I couldn’t stop weeping for half an hour, and I couldn’t stand up for 45 minutes.”
Shut up with that. I’m not a violent man, but that kind of sentence deserves at the least a slap on the face.