Patrick Fugit

Actor
A low-key, likable actor, Patrick Fugit seemingly came out of nowhere to play Cameron Crowe's alter ego in the critically acclaimed and much loved valentine to rock-n-roll, "Almost Famous" (2000). As the wide-eyed, high ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Outcast 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Circle 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1997 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queen of Earth 2015 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

The Strongest Man 2015 (Movie)

Guru Fred (Actor)

Gone Girl 2014 (Movie)

Officer Jim Gilpin (Actor)

The List 2014 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Thanks For Sharing 2013 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

Robin Jones (Actor)

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2009 (Movie)

Evra The Snake Boy (Actor)

Horsemen 2009 (Movie)

Corey (Actor)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Emmett (Actor)

Wristcutters: A Love Story 2007 (Movie)

Zia (Actor)

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Life 2006 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

Bickford Shmeckler (Actor)

Saved! 2004 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Dead Birds 2003 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

ER 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spun 2003 (Movie)

Frisbee (Actor)

White Oleander 2002 (Movie)

Paul Trout (Actor)

The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

William Miller (Actor)

Legion of Fire: Killer Ants 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cinema Verite (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Wristcutters: A Love Story 2007 (Movie)

(Still Photographer)

Biography

A low-key, likable actor, Patrick Fugit seemingly came out of nowhere to play Cameron Crowe's alter ego in the critically acclaimed and much loved valentine to rock-n-roll, "Almost Famous" (2000). As the wide-eyed, high school reporter at the center of the film's action, Fugit earned his share of accolades and attention. He played similarly naïve but goodhearted quirky love interests in the Michelle Pfeiffer drama "White Oleander" (2002) and as a pastor's skateboarding son romancing a pregnant classmate in the religious satire "Saved!" (2004). Falling a bit off the radar after his quick rise, Fugit starred in a string of little-seen projects, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006) and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009), but returned to the spotlight with an acclaimed supporting role in the retelling of the making of the 1970s groundbreaking Loud family documentary in "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011). Although he did not achieve household name status, Patrick Fugit built an impressive filmography on his own terms and based around his own unique charisma.

Relationships

Bruce Fugit

Father

Jan Fugit

Mother

Colin Fugit

Brother

Jocelyn Fugit

Sister

Milestones

2011

Landed a featured role in the HBO movie "Cinema Verite"

2011

Reunited with director Cameron Crowe with a role in the family feature "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson

2009

Cast as snake boy Evra Von in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"

2007

Appeared in the controversal indie film "Wristcutters: A Love Story"

2006

Played the title character in the coming-of-age comedy "Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas"

2006

Co-starred in "The Amateurs," an independent comedy about a sleepy town that comes together to film a porno

2004

Co-starred with Jena Malone and Mandy Moore in the dark comedy about religion "Saved"

2003

Cast in the dark comedy "Spun" with John Leguizamo and Jason Schwartzman

2002

Co-starred with Alison Lohman in the drama "White Oleander"

2000

Starred in Cameron Crowe's acclaimed, semi-autobiographical film "Almost Famous" as a young rock reporter; character was based on writer and director Crowe's experiences as a music journalist

2000

Made a cameo in the CBS TV-movie "Beyond the Prarie: the True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder"

1998

Played an early victim of deadly insects in the Fox TV-movie "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants"

1998

First TV appearance on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS)

1995

Made acting debut in a school production of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"

Bonus Trivia

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"During the movie, Cameron [Crowe] said, 'I want rock and roll just coming out of your pores.' I was like, 'All right, I can do that, I'm an actor,' and I started listening to some music and I was like, 'I don't know, I'm not feeling it.' And then I started listening to it more and more, and now that's what I do. I fall asleep listening to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd." – Fugit to "Almost Famous" co-star Billy Crudup, in Interview magazine, September 2000

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Fugit, who reportedly only previously owned one CD, Chumbawumba's Tubthumper prior to "Almost Famous," on taking the role of rock fanatic William Miller: "Cameron [Crowe] said, 'Do you listen to rock?' and I said no. I actually thought Led Zepplin was one person. But then he said 'That's all right, we forgive you.' I put on Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' and I've been musically obsessed ever since." – quoted in US Weekly Oct. 9, 2000

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"I don't know how you fail drama, but I did it really well." – Fugit on his unsuccessful stint in ninth grade drama class to US Weekly, Oct. 9, 2000

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