Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup

Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Longest Week (2014)

Birthday: Jul 08, 1968

Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, USA

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. He turned in strong and potentially star-making turns in more conventional features like "Without Limits" (1998) and "The Hi-Lo Country" (1998). 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flash Henry Allen (Character) - 2022
45% 76% After the Wedding Oscar (Character) $1.6M 2019
49% 74% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Elgie (Character) $9.2M 2019
No Score Yet 65% 1 Mile to You Coach K (Character) - 2017
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Oram (Character) $74.2M 2017
45% 50% Youth in Oregon Brian Gleason (Character) - 2016
88% 74% 20th Century Women William (Character) $5.7M 2016
87% 60% Jackie The Journalist (Character) $14M 2016
97% 93% Spotlight Eric MacLeish (Character) $45M 2015
84% 75% The Stanford Prison Experiment Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Character) $643.6K 2015
10% 21% The Longest Week Dylan Tate (Character) - 2014
85% 45% Glass Chin J.J. Cook (Character) - 2014
64% 83% Rudderless Sam (Character) $56K 2014
78% 83% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon William Miller (archive footage) (Character) $211.8K 2013
52% 39% Blood Ties Frank (Character) $41.2K 2013
68% 51% Thin Ice Randy Kinney (Character) $789.8K 2011
77% 76% Too Big to Fail Timothy Geithner (Character) - 2011
36% 42% Eat Pray Love Stephen (Character) $80.6M 2010
68% 59% Public Enemies J. Edgar Hoover (Character) $97M 2009
65% 71% Watchmen Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan (Character) $107.5M 2009
20% 16% Pretty Bird Curtis Prentiss (Character) - 2008
40% 64% Dedication Henry Roth (Character) $91.2K 2007
71% 69% Mission: Impossible III John Musgrave (Character) $133.4M 2006
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Arch Cummings (Character) $59.9M 2006
28% 35% Trust the Man Tobey (Character) $1.5M 2005
64% 78% Stage Beauty Ned Kynaston (Character) $776.7K 2004
75% 89% Big Fish Will Bloom (Character) $66.3M 2003
34% 36% World Traveler Cal (Character) $98K 2001
33% 62% Charlotte Gray Julien (Character) $668.1K 2001
51% 78% Waking the Dead Fielding Pierce (Character) $327.4K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Famous Unknown (Character) - 2000
89% 92% Almost Famous Russell Hammond (Character) $32.5M 2000
80% 83% Jesus' Son FH (Character) $1.3M 1999
79% 91% Without Limits Steve Prefontaine (Character) $777.4K 1998
90% 67% Snitch Teddy (Character) $332.4K 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Pete Calder (Character) $163.8K 1998
93% 94% Princess Mononoke Ashitaka (Voice) - 1997
31% 52% Inventing the Abbotts Jacey Holt (Character) $5.9M 1997
73% 85% Sleepers Tommy Marcano (Character) $53.3M 1996
No Score Yet 72% Grind Eddie Dolan (Character) - 1996

TV

Credit
61% 93% The Morning Show Cory Ellison (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2019 2016-2017 2014 2009
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2019
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2018
40% 90% Gypsy Michael Holloway (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2009 2004 2000

QUOTES FROM Billy Crudup CHARACTERS

Christopher Archer says: Prisoner.

Dr. Philip Zimbardo says: Why is that?

Christopher Archer says: Because nobody likes guards.

Andrew Ceros says: Should we step in?

Dr. Philip Zimbardo says: No, let's let the guards figure it out.

Dr. Philip Zimbardo says: You are going to be pleased to know that you all have been chosen to be the prison guards. But under no circumstances whatsoever, are you to physically assault the prisoners whatsoever.

William Bloom says: You know about icebergs, Dad?

Edward Bloom (senior) says: Do I? I saw an iceberg once. They were haulin' down it down to Texas for drinkin' water. They didn't count on there bein' a elephant frozen inside. The wooly kind. A mammoth.

William Bloom says: Dad!

Edward Bloom (senior) says: What?

William Bloom says: I'm tryin' to make a metaphor here.

Edward Bloom (senior) says: Well, you shouldn't have started with a question, because most people wanna answer questions. You should've started with "the thing about iceberg is"

Dr. Bennett (Senior) says: Not very excitin', is it? And I suppose if I had to choose between the true version and an elaborate one involvin' a fish and a wedding ring, I might choose the fancy version. But that's just me.

William Bloom says: I kinda like your version.

Dr. Bennett (Senior) says: Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born?

William Bloom says: A thousand times. He caught an uncatchable fish.

Dr. Bennett (Senior) says: Not that one. The real story. Did he ever tell you that.

William Bloom says: No.

Dr. Bennett (Senior) says: Your mother came in about three in the afternoon. Her neighbor drove her, on account of your father was on business in Wichita. You were born a week early, but there were no complication. It was a perfect delivery. Now, your father was sorry to miss it, but it wasn't the custom for the men to be in the room for deliveries then, so I can't see as it would have been much different had he been there. And that's the real story of how you were born.

Sandra Bloom (Senior) says: I don't know if you're aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?

Josephine says: Really?

Edward Bloom (senior) says: You're lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you'd hear them speakin' the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion.

William Bloom says: Why not religion, Dad?

Edward Bloom (senior) says: It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.

William Bloom says: Josephine actually went to Congo last year.

Edward Bloom (senior) says: Oh, so you know.

F.H. says: There was nothing stopping Michelle and me from having a baby except ourselves.

Edward Bloom (senior) says: You are in for a surprise.

William Bloom says: Am I?.

Edward Bloom (senior) says: Havin' a kid changes everything. There's burpin', the midnight feedin', and the changin'.

William Bloom says: You do any of that?

Edward Bloom (senior) says: No. But I hear it's terrible. Then you spent years tryin' to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.

William Bloom says: You think I'm up for it?

Edward Bloom (senior) says: You learned from the best.

William Bloom says: In tellin' the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kinda story this is.

William Bloom says: (talking to his father) You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined - just as charmin', and just as fake.

William Bloom says: You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined - just as charmin', and just as fake.

William Bloom says: (last lines) That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.

William Bloom says: That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.

Henry Roth says: Life is nothing but the echo of joy.

William Bloom says: we're like strangers who knew each other very well

William Bloom says: We're like strangers who knew each other very well.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care?

Russell Hammond says: What am I doing? I' am telling secrets to the ONE guy you don't tell secrets too.

William Miller says: No. We'll do the interview some other time.

Russell Hammond says: Okay. Cool. So I guess tonight it's just. . . you know, friends?

Russell Hammond says: Okay. Cool. So I guess tonight it's just... you know, friends?

Jeff Bebe says: I can't say anymore with the writer here.

Russell Hammond says: No, no, no. You can trust him, you can say whatever you want.

Jeff Bebe says: I work just as hard or harder than anybody on that stage. You know what I do? I connect. I get people off. I look for the guy who isn't getting off, and I make him get off.

Jeff Bebe says: [to William] And actually, *that* you can print!

Russell Hammond says: Look at him, he's taking notes with his eyes. How do we know you're not a cop, huh!? The enemy! Stop fucking looking at me!

Dick Roswell says: He's your guardian angel, alright?

Dick Roswell says: [to William] Don't worry he only means half of what he says.

William Miller says: Which half?

William Miller says: Russell, think about your last words wisely

Russell Hammond says: Ok. Um...I dig music......And I'm on drugs!

Russell Hammond says: You, Aaron, are what it's all about. You're real. Your room is real. Your friends are real. Real, man, real. You know? Real. You're more important than all the silly machinery. Silly machinery. And you know it! In eleven years its going to be 1984, man. Think about that!

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: Blake, she was pregnant. You gunned her down.

John McLaughlin says: Yeah, that's right. Pregnant woman. Gunned her down. Bang. And y'know what? You watched me. You could've changed the gun into steam or the bullets into mercury or the bottle into snowflakes! You could've teleported either of us to goddamn Australia, but you didn't lift a finger. You really don't give a damn about human beings, do you.

Lady Eboshi [English Version] says: What exactly are you here for?

Ashitaka [English Version] says: To see with eyes unclouded by hate.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite.

William Bloom says: A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: I'm so disappointed in you Adrian [trying to grab Ozymandias]

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: Would you please go away? Please leave me alone. I said LEAVE ME ALONE! [exiles to Mars]

Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl says: Jon!

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: I know.

Rorschach/Walter Kovacs says: Must stop him! Killed Blake, killed millions!

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: Wait right here.

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman says: Please go away. Please go away. I said LEAVE ME ALONE!

Musgrave says: This message, let's call it my excellent engagement gift to you, will self-destruct in five seconds.

Russell Hammond says: I am a golden god!

Russell Hammond says: I'm telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to.

Russell Hammond says: I never said I was a golden god... or did I?