One of the most versatile and talented thespians of his generation, John
Hurt has been turning out one amazing performance after another for
decades. Probably best known as Kane, the first victim of the xenomorph
in Alien, he’s well known to a whole new generation of younger
viewers from his roles in movies like Harry Potter, Hellboy, and Indiana
Jones 4. This is my tribute to a brilliant actor.
UPDATE: Got an email this morning from John Hurt’s personal assistant. Apparently he saw the illustration and wants a print. Ok, that just completely made my day! O_O
3. strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth.
4. hardy spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude.
Etymology: from English hardy, from Middle English hardi < Old French, past participle of *hardir, “to harden, make brave” < Germanic; compare Gothic -hardjan, Old High German hartjan, “to harden” + -hood, suffix for indication of state or condition of being, from Old English -hād.