Timothy Hutton Biography

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Born: August 16, 1960

TIMOTHY HUTTON

Date of Birth: August 16, 1960

Born in Malibu, Timothy Hutton was primarily raised in Berkeley, CA by his mother and his father, actor Jim Hutton. Given plenty of opportunity to taste the acting bug, Hutton was cast in a number of his father's projects, including Never Too Late (1965) and a stage production of Harvey. Young Hutton also gained early solo acting experience playing Dionysus in a high school production of Euripedes' The Bacchae.

Hutton spent his early years appearing in television movies such as And Baby Makes Six (1979) and the hard-hitting Friendly Fire (1979). It wasn't until Robert Redford's Ordinary People (1980) that people began to take notice of the young actor. In part, the realism of Hutton's wrenching portrayal of the anguished teen who blames himself for his brother's death was fueled by his grief over his father's recent death from cancer. The performance thrilled the critics, and he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in both the New York Film Critics and the Acadamy Awards. Although he didn't win the former, he became the youngest to win the Oscar in that category.

The win led critics to tout Hutton as the brightest of the 80's "Brat Pack" and to predict a major career for him. But despite his early promise, Hutton remained a well-respected but not terribly high-ranking star. He preferred to be cast in more independent films and play smaller roles and deeper characters.

He spent the rest of the decade and most of the 1990s playing sensitive characters in off-beat, intellectually oriented films, though he also occasionally got to play villains such as the mobster Ray Blossom in Playing God (1997).

In 1986, he married fellow actress Debra Winger. The marriage lasted only four years, but they had a son together, Noah. In 2000, he married children's book illustrator Aurore Giscard d'Estaing. Their son was born in 2002.

Filmography:

The Ghost (2010)
Broken Hill(2009)
Serious Moonlight(2009)
Multiple Sarcasms(2009)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men(2009)
The Killing Room (2009)
Lymelife(2009)
Reflections(2008)
The Alphabet Killer(2007)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men(2007)
When a Man Falls in the Forest (2007)
The Last Mimzy(2007)
The Good Shepherd(2006)
The Kovak Box (2006)
Stephanie Daley (2006)
Last Holiday(2006)
Off the Black (2006)
Turning Green(2005)
Heavens Fall (2005)
Kinsey(2004)
Secret Window(2004)
Sunshine State(2002)
Deterrence(1999)
The General's Daughter(1999)
Digging to China (1998) [Director]
Playing God (1997)
City of Industry (1997)
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Beautiful Girls (1996)
French Kiss (1995)
Scenes from Everyday Life (1995)
The Last Word(1994)
The Dark Half (1993)
The Temp (1993)
The Donner Party (1992) (voice)
Strangers (1991)
Q & A (1990)
Acque di primavera (1989)
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Betrayed(1988)
Time of Destiny, A (1988)
Made in Heaven (1987)
Turk 182! (1985)
Iceman (1984)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1984)
Daniel (1983)
Taps (1981)
Ordinary People (1980)
Never Too Late (1965)
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