Adorable Drawing Charts John Hurt's Career From Alien to Doctor Who

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Artist Jeff Victor, whose amazing evolutions we’ve featured before, has tackled an iconic actor this time around: John Hurt.


In his blog post on the piece, Victor explained his inspiration and revealed a great bit of news:

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. What’s your favorite John Hurt performance? Leave a comment and let me know!

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

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Maybe I’m biased because I love Jim Henson and everything he’s done, but I’d say his role in The Storyteller was far more important and noteworthy than a relatively minor character in the Harry Potter flicks.