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Billy Crudup

Born Jul 8, 1968

William Gaither "Billy" Crudup is an American actor of film and stage. He is well known for his roles as guitarist Russell Hammond in Almost Famous, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and Prince Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke. He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy film Dedication, alongside Mandy Moore. In 2009, he appeared as Doctor Manhattan in the film Watchmen and as J. Edgar Hoover in the film Public Enemies.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Crudup.


1968 Birth Born on July 8, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1986. … Read More


1994 26 Years Old He then studied at the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1994. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Crudup began acting in films such as 1996's Sleepers, 1997's Inventing the Abbotts and 1998's Without Limits, where he played the role of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old His first role in an animated feature was in 1999's English release of Princess Mononoke, in which he starred as Ashitaka. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old Crudup received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as the title character 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.
2006 38 Years Old 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. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old …  He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy film Dedication. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old He portrayed former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in a story about 2008's financial crisis, Too Big to Fail (2011).
2011 43 Years Old In 2011, Crudup was honored with a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of Arcadia. … Read More
2013 45 Years Old In August 2013, he co-starred with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the Harold Pinter play, No Man's Land as well as in Waiting for Godot at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
2014 46 Years Old The shows transferred to The Cort Theatre in New York City, where they will be performed in repertory until March 2014.
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