Movie Roles Are Just Work, Not Publicity Opportunities
But let's be honest here at SHS -- Yes, Hurt played Kane from ALIEN (still a strong franchise we've heard). Tremendous and momentous, iconic. And, yes, he played the same role in SPACEBALLS! Again, timeless. He was also in HELLBOY and V FOR VENDETTA as well as HARRY POTTER 1, 7, and 8, so undoubtedly we recognize him for that mystical aspect of a British hardened soul capable of emitting such aura that even the cheesiest of horror films would be kicked up a notch by his mere presence.
I mean -- look at him, for crying out loud. Listen to that ethereal voice of his. Sure, he ain't Sean Connery (he doesn't have to be). But you definitely feel like you're in a gothic-type modern horror flick with John Hurt next to you.
John Hurt Wasn't Just Known for the Classics -- But Some Hidden Gems You'd Never Expect
A true thespian like Sir John Hurt would take on projects and never even be "credited" as a headliner, though. And the fact is this: he did. That's the making of a craftsman -- and, yes, indeed -- John Hurt definitely made his mark in cinema with these three movie roles (and much, much more) you never expected he had ever played!
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