Billy Crudup

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Though he always had the potential to be one of the bigger movie stars of his day, actor Billy Crudup eschewed the limelight for focus on playing complex characters in moody independent films. In fact, Crudup's ... Read more »
Born: 07/08/1968 in Manhasset, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Alien: Covenant 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

20th Century Women 2016 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Jackie 2016 (Movie)

Theodore H. White (Actor)

Life at These Speeds 2016 (Movie)

Coach K (Actor)

Glass Chin 2015 (Movie)

JJ Cook (Actor)

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Eric MacLeish (Actor)

The Stanford Prison Experiment 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Actor)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Rudderless 2014 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Longest Week 2014 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Thin Ice 2012 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

The Sarah Silverman Program 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 Guys Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

J Edgar Hoover (Actor)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Henry Roth (Actor)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Musgrave (Actor)

Pretty Bird 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

Arch Cummings (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Tobey (Actor)

Innovation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

Ned Kynaston (Actor)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

William Bloom (Actor)

World Traveler 2002 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

Charlotte Gray 2001 (Movie)

Julien Levade (Actor)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Russell Hammond (Actor)

Jesus' Son 2000 (Movie)

FH (Actor)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

Fielding Pierce (Actor)

Princess Mononoke 1999 (Movie)

of Ashitaka (Voice)

Monument Ave. 1998 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

Steve Prefontaine (Actor)

Grind 1997 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Jacey Holt (Actor)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Rudderless 2014 (Movie)

("Home") (Song Performer)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

("Cuddle Up a Little Closer") (Song Performer)

Biography

Though he always had the potential to be one of the bigger movie stars of his day, actor Billy Crudup eschewed the limelight for focus on playing complex characters in moody independent films. In fact, Crudup's intensity and his ability to disappear into character marked him as a highly gifted actor, though this same ability often played against the conventional wisdom for his becoming a movie star. So when he turned in strong and potentially star-making turns in more conventional features like "Without Limits" (1998) and "The Hi-Lo Country" (1998), Crudup was still relegated to dark horse status because of lackluster box office performance. Even when success eluded him when he was rock guitarist Russell Hammond in Cameron Crowe's well-received "Almost Famous" (2000), Crudup seemed to relish the freedom of not being a household name. That started to change with higher profile turns in "Big Fish" (2003), "Mission: Impossible 3" (2006), the highly anticipated "Watchmen" (2009) and the acclaimed made-for-cable television movie "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), all of which threatened to turn Crudup into a star, whether he wanted to be or not.

Relationships

Brooks Crudup

Brother
Born c. 1971

Thomas Crudup

Brother
Born c. 1966 Previously worked for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (Syndicated) and for MGM

Claire Danes Actor

Companion
Began dating 2003; couple generated negative publicity due to rumors their relationship caused end of Crudup's relationship to then-pregnant Mary-Louise Parker Co-starred in "Stage Beauty" (2004) Split 2006

Billy Gaither

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather Was a well-known Florida trial lawyer

Mary-Louise Parker Actor

Companion
Met while appearing in a 1996 stage production of "Bus Stop" Rumored to have been briefly engaged Crudup left Parker for actress Claire Danes in November 2003, while Parker was seven months pregnant with their child

William Parker

Son
Born Jan. 7, 2004; mother, Mary-Louise Parker

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , North Carolina
Began acting his senior year

New York University

New York , New York 1994
Graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , North Carolina
Began acting his senior year

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Wrestled in high school

Milestones

2011

Acted in the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," this time playing the role of Septimus Hodge; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

2011

Co-starred with Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin in the crime drama "Thin Ice"

2011

Portrayed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in the HBO film "Too Big to Fail"

2010

Cast in the production of Adam Rapp’s "The Metal Children" at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre

2010

Co-starred with Julia Roberts in "Eat Pray Love," based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir; Roberts portrayed the author who, after a painful divorce, goes on a life-changing journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia

2009

Played the iconic superhero Doctor Manhattan in the film adaptation of "Watchmen"

2007

Co-starred in Justin Theroux's directorial debut "Dedication"

2006

Portrayed literary critic Vissarion Belinsky in the first two parts of Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" at Lincoln Center

2006

Played British spy Arch Cummings in Robert De Niro's long-anticipated spy film "The Good Shepherd"

2006

Appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the J.J. Abrams-directed "Mission: Impossible III"

2005

Co-starred with Jeff Goldblum in the Broadway production of "The Pillowman"; earned a Tony nomination

2004

Cast opposite Claire Danes in "Stage Beauty," based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher

2003

Portrayed Albert Finney's son in Tim Burton's "Big Fish"

2002

Headlined a Broadway revival of the award-winning play "The Elephant Man"; earned a Tony nomination

2001

Played the lead role in the New York Shakespeare Festival staging of "Measure for Measure" in Central Park

2001

Starred opposite Cate Blanchett in Gillian Armstrong's "Charlotte Gray"

2001

Acted opposite Julianne Moore in "World Traveler"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

2000

Starred as Kennedy-esque political figure in Keith Gordon's "Waking the Dead"

2000

Played Russell Hammond, the lead guitarist of the fictional band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"

1999

Cast as a drug addicted drifter in the festival-screened "Jesus' Son"

1998

First Hollywood lead, the role of runner Steve Prefontaine in Robert Towne's "Without Limits"

1998

Co-starred with Woody Harrelson, as post-war ranchers in the American Southwest, in Stephen Frears' "The Hi-Lo Country"

1998

Played a stoned Irish gangster in Ted Demme's "Monument Ave."

1998

Played the lead role opposite Frances McDormand in the off-Broadway staging of "Oedipus Rex"

1997

Breakthrough role as the charming and sexy Jacey Holt in "Inventing the Abbotts"

1997

Portrayed Solyoni in the Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters"

1996

Co-starred in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers"

1996

Co-starred with Mary-Louise Parker in Broadway revival of William Inge's "Bus Stop"

1996

Played a small role in Woody Allen's musical "Everyone Says I Love You"

1995

Broadway debut as the Byronic tutor of a female mathematics genius in Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia"

1994

Filmed first feature role in "Grind" (released 1997)

Raised in south Florida and Texas

Turned down the role of Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho"

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