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Billy Crudup
Born William Gaither Crudup
July 8, 1968 (1968-07-08) (age 41)
Manhasset, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
.William Gaither "Billy" Crudup (pronounced /ˈkruːdəp/; born July 8, 1968) is an American Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage.^ A conversation with actor Billy Crudup .
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^ What is the name of the film which billy crudup is in?
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^ Read Full Biography Born July 08, 1968 Awards .
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.He is well known for his roles as guitarist Russell Hammond in Almost Famous, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke.^ I did like him in Almost Famous but I guess that's because he does smarmy asshole pretty well.
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^ Peter also returned to the big screen in Cameron Crowe's semi autobiographical movie 'Almost Famous'.
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^ Big Fish (2003) Will Bloom .
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.He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy film Dedication, alongside Mandy Moore.^ He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy film Dedication, alongside Mandy Moore.

^ Singer-actress Mandy Moore may be known for teen movies or romantic comedies, but when she gets back to acting, likely in the fall, she wants to shake her image up a bit like she did in the 2004 religious satire Saved!
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^ Romantic comedy drama about the relationship troubles of two couples, played by Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and David Duchovny and Julianne Moore .
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.In 2009, he appeared as Doctor Manhattan in the film Watchmen and as J. Edgar Hoover in the film Public Enemies.^ Jul 1, 2009 Public Enemies .
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^ Ennemis publics (2009) J. Edgar Hoover .
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^ Doctor Manhattan) in the film, Watchmen .
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Early life

.Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York, the grandson of Billy Gaither, a well-known Florida trial lawyer.^ Crudup (pronounced CROO-dup) was born in Manhasset, New York, the grandson of Billy Gaither, a well-known Florida trial lawyer.
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^ Born in Manhasset, New York on July 8, 1968, Billy was raised in Florida and Texas.
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^ Biography Early life Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York, the grandson of Billy Gaither, a well-known Florida trial billy crudup When comics and movies collide, we pick up the pieces.

[1][2] .His parents divorced during his childhood, and later remarried, before divorcing a second time.^ His parents divorced during his childhood, and later remarried, before divorcing a second time.

^ When Billy was in junior high school, his parents divorced, later remarried (each other) and then divorced a second time.
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^ His parents had a rollercoaster ride of a marriage, divorcing and remarrying only to divorce again.
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[3] .Crudup has two brothers: Tommy, an executive producer, and Brooks, also a producer.^ Crudup has two brothers: Tommy, an executive producer, and Brooks, also a producer.
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^ Brother: Brooks Crudup.
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.He left New York with his family when he was about eight years old, first living in Texas, then in Florida.^ Crudup was born in New York, but grew up in Texas and Florida.
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^ He left New York with his family when he was about eight years old, first living in Texas, then in Florida.

^ Crudup (pronounced CROO-dup) was born in Manhasset, New York, the grandson of Billy Gaither, a well-known Florida trial lawyer.
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He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1986.
.Crudup attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received an undergraduate degree, and he continued his passion for acting with the undergraduate acting company, Lab!Theatre.^ Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate work.
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^ He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he first started acting with the undergraduate acting company, Lab!...
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^ Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies...
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.He was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.^ He was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.

.He then studied at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1994. A year after graduating, he made his debut on Broadway in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.^ The good feedback continued after Crudup completed his Masters of Fine Arts at the Tisch School of the Arts.
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^ He then studied at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1994.

^ He went on to earn a master's degree in fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
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Career

.Crudup began acting in such films as 1996's Sleepers and 1997's Inventing the Abbotts.^ Connelly, Crudup's co-star in the 1997 film "Inventing the Abbotts," personifies first the naivete of the bell-bottomed boomers and later, in the afterlife, the gentle concern of a guardian angel.
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^ By that time Crudup had already appeared in “Sleepers” with Brad Pitt and Jason Patric , Woody Allen ’s “Everyone Says I Love You”, and in a major role in 1997’s “Inventing the Abbotts”.
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^ John Charles 'Jacey' Holt, the charming but rebellious older brother in Pat O'Connor's romantic drama Inventing the Abbotts (1997, with Liv Tyler and Joaquin Phoenix), was Crudup's breakout role.
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While he has appeared in many films, he regularly returns to the stage. .His first role in an animated feature was in 1999's English release of Princess Mononoke, in which he starred as Ashitaka.^ His first role in an animated feature was in 1999's English release of "Princess Mononoke", in which he starred as Ashitaka.

^ Oct 29, 1999 Princess Mononoke .
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^ His first role in an animated feature was in 1999's English release of Princess Mononoke , in which he starred as Ashitaka.
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.He then played Russell Hammond, the lead guitarist of the fictional band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000).^ Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe, 2000 download Almost Famous .
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^ Finally, he starred as the semi-fictional '70s rocker Russell Hammond in Cameron Crowe 's much-lauded Almost Famous (2000).
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^ Crudup is best known for his role as Russell Hammond in 2000's Almost Famous .
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.He has also been the voice of MasterCard "Priceless" commercials in the U.S. since 1997, making his first appearance in an ad in 2005. In 2006's The Good Shepherd, he played British spy Arch Cummings, a stand-in for Kim Philby.^ Dec 22, 2006 The Good Shepherd .
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^ He has also been the voice of MasterCard 'Priceless' commercials in the U.S. since 1997, making his first appearance in an ad in 2005.

^ Played British spy Arch Cummings in Robert De Niro's long-anticipated, "The Good Shepherd" .
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He also appeared as Zartan in the Ballad of G.I. Joe video on funnyordie.com
.Crudup received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Elephant Man on Broadway, as well as for his role as Katurian in the Broadway production of The Pillowman, also starring Jeff Goldblum, which closed on September 18, 2005. From October 2006 through May 2007, he was featured in the first two parts of The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard at Lincoln Center, playing literary critic Vissarion Belinsky, for which he received another Tony Award nomination and subsequent win.^ In 2002, Crudup returned to stage, starring as John Merrick in a Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man," which earned him a Broadway 2002 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor (Play).
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^ A year after graduating, he made his debut on Broadway in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia .
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^ He was also recently nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for starring in a Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's hit play, “Pillowman” (also starring Jeff Goldbloom).
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.Crudup completed Watchmen with director Zack Snyder in Vancouver, Canada.^ Wednesday: Watchmen director Zack Snyder .
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^ Watchmen week: Death-defying director Zack Snyder .
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^ Crudup is currently filming the long-awaited "Watchmen" film with director Zack Snyder in Vancouver, Canada.

.He portrays the superhero Doctor Manhattan.^ He is portraying the iconic superhero Dr. Manhattan.

^ Played the iconic superhero Doctor Manhattan in the film adaptation of "Watchmen" .
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.He is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City.^ Trusted New York City experts Steiner Sports .
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^ Billy Crudup - 'dedication' New York City Premiere - Arrivals .

^ At this point he was starting to make some money in films, so he and his brothers bought a house in New York City.
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Personal life

.From 1996 to November 2003, Crudup dated actress Mary-Louise Parker, with whom he had a son, William Atticus Parker, born on January 7, 2004. Crudup left Parker while she was seven months pregnant for his Stage Beauty co-star Claire Danes.^ Did I mention that Mary-Louise was seven months pregnant at the time?
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^ That romance ended in 2004, when Crudup left the then-pregnant Parker for his Stage Beauty (2004) co-star, Claire Danes .
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^ STAGE BEAUTY 2004 .
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.In 2004, Danes and Crudup confirmed that they were dating, but denied the press reports that they were together at the time of Crudup's split with Parker.^ Crudup also dated actress Claire Danes .
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^ The couple hooked up in 2003 after Crudup left his eight-months- pregnant girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker to date Danes.
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^ Crudup is currently dating actress Claire Danes, with whom he costarred in Strange Beauty .
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In December 2006, the couple split.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sleepers Tommy Marcano
Everyone Says I Love You Ken
1997 Inventing the Abbotts John Charles "Jacey" Holt
Grind Eddie Dolan
Princess Mononoke Ashitaka (voice: English version)
1998 Monument Ave. (originally titled Snitch) Teddy Timmons
Without Limits Steve Prefontaine
The Hi-Lo Country Pete Calder
1999 Jesus' Son FH
2000 Waking the Dead Fielding Pierce
Almost Famous Russell Hammond
2001 World Traveler Cal
Charlotte Gray Julien Levade
2002 Birdseye Unknown big role
2003 Big Fish Will Bloom
2004 Stage Beauty Ned Kynaston
2005 Trust the Man Tobey
2006 Mission: Impossible III IMF Operations Director Musgrave
The Good Shepherd Arch Cummings
2007 Dedication Henry
2008 Pretty Bird Curt
2009 Watchmen Jon Osterman / Doctor Manhattan
Public Enemies J. Edgar Hoover
2011 Eat, Pray, Love Steven forthcoming film

References

  1. ^ "Billy Crudup Biography". filmreference. 2008. http://www.filmreference.com/film/2/Billy-Crudup.html. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  
  2. ^ Jesse Green (10 October 2004). "Billy Crudup: Almost Infamous". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/movies/10gree.html. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  
  3. ^ "Billy Crudup Biography". Yahoo! Movies. http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800019546&cf=biog&intl=us. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  

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.Billy Crudup (born 8 July 1968) is an American actor.^ A conversation with actor Billy Crudup .
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^ Billy Crudup - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile William Crudup (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor.

^ Billy Crudup's birthday is 8 July, 1968 & His star sign is Cancer.
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  • I think I'm a good actor because I try really hard.^ I think I'm a good actor because I try really hard.
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    ^ "I think I'm a good actor because I try really hard.
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    ^ And it was interesting to me, this character in particular, because I think in America, our sense of the rebel resistance fighter is skewed by the propaganda movies, really.

    .That also means that when I suck, I aggressively suck.^ That also means that when I suck, I aggressively suck.
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    That probably happens as much as it doesn't, but at least I'm always in search of the moment where I can do something I haven't done before.
  • Every time I do a movie, I think it's going to be a huge hit.
  • I wish I could say that when I didn't agree with a director I defer to him, but I think sometimes I'm a little self-righteous.

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