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Billy Crudup

Highest Rated:   96% Spotlight (2015)
Lowest Rated:   11% The Longest Week (2014)
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Birthplace:   Manhasset, New York, USA
Initially known for his work on the stage, Billy Crudup emerged in the late '90s as a young actor of considerable talent, gracing the screen in an increasing number of films. Tall, lean, and possessing one of the best-defined jaws in the Western Hemisphere,Crudup was born on Long Island, NY, on July 8, 1968. Raised in Florida and Texas, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then received a Master's degree from New York University.Crudup first won audience attention and critical acclaim in his role as an amorous tutor in the widely praised New York production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. His performance netted him both an Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Newcomer Award and a Theater World Award. He followed this success with a lead in the stage production of Bus Stop, winning similarly excellent reviews for his performance. He made his film debut in 1996 with a small part in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, and the same year he got a more sizable part among the all-star cast of Sleepers. Acting alongside Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric, and Minnie Driver, Crudup received some recognition for his portrayal of a troubled survivor of childhood abuse. This recognition was amplified the following year, when he starred with Joaquin Phoenix in Inventing the Abbotts, a small film that cast him as an amorous, destructive ladies' man. That same year, he starred with Woody Harrelson in Stephen Frears' critically maligned The Hi-Lo Country (1998), and he won kudos for his performance as runner Steve Prefontaine in Without Limits. Critics praised both his physical resemblance to the late athlete and his ability to portray him with a vivid blend of arrogance, pathos, and sympathy. In 1999, Crudup could be seen starring in the acclaimed independant film Jesus' Son, but his mainstream breakthrough would happen the following year in Cameron Crowe's ode to 70s-era rock-and-roll, Almost Famous. Cruddup's performance as an up-and-coming rock star made him a stop tier star as well as a sex-symbol, and he would capitalize on his success over the coming years with selective, prominent roles in films like Charlotte Grey, Big Fish, The Good Shepherd, Watchmen, Eat Pray Love, and Too Big to Fail.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Alien: Covenant
  • Actor
2017
42% Youth in Oregon
  • Brian Gleason
2017
89% 20th Century Women
  • William
2017
90% Jackie
  • The Journalist
2016
96% Spotlight
  • Eric MacLeish
2015
83% The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Dr. Philip Zimbardo
2015
85% Glass Chin
  • J.J. Cook
2015
62% Rudderless
  • Sam
2014
11% The Longest Week
  • Dylan Tate
2014
53% Blood Ties
  • Frank
2014
17% The Watch
  • Neighbor
2012
69% The Convincer (Thin Ice)
  • Randy
2012
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • Timothy Geithner
2011
83% Trust
  • Actor
2011
36% Eat Pray Love
  • Stephen
2010
68% Public Enemies
  • J. Edgar Hoover
2009
65% Watchmen
  • Dr. Manhattan
2009
20% Pretty Bird
  • Curtis
2008
40% Dedication
  • Henry Roth
2007
54% The Good Shepherd
  • Arch Cummings
2006
27% Trust the Man
  • Tobey
2006
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Musgrave
2006
64% Stage Beauty
  • Ned Kynaston
2004
77% Big Fish
  • Will Bloom
2003
34% World Traveler
  • Cal
2002
32% Charlotte Gray
  • Julien Levade
2002
89% Almost Famous
  • Russell Hammond
2000
51% Waking the Dead
  • Fielding
2000
92% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)
  • Ashitaka [English Version]
1999
81% Jesus' Son
  • FH
1999
56% The Hi-Lo Country
  • Pete Calder
1998
90% Monument Ave.
  • Teddy Timmons
1998
79% Without Limits
  • Steve Prefontaine
1998
No Score Yet Grind
  • Eddie Dolan
1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts
  • Jacey Holt
1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You
  • Ken
1996
74% Sleepers
  • Tommy
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest

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