Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup

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.
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Birthday
08 July 1968
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Billy Crudup in 'Harry Clarke': A deviously brilliant performance is reborn as an audiobook
LATimes - about 1 month
One of the last performances I saw in 2017 was one of the sliest: Billy Crudup in David Cale’s “Harry Clarke” at New York’s Vineyard Theatre. I caught this off-Broadway solo work at the end of its run and regretted that I hadn’t seen the show earlier to spread the word. The sad thing about the...
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How Billy Crudup Plays 19 People in a One-Man Show
New York Times - about 2 months
Billy Crudup explains how he becomes 19 characters in David Cale’s play “Harry Clarke,” which follows a shy Midwesterner as he reinvents himself as a Cockney Englishman.
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Denis Johnson, Acclaimed Author Of 'Jesus' Son,' Dead At 67
Huffington Post - 9 months
Writer Denis Johnson, the author of the modern classic short story collection Jesus’ Son and National Book Award-winning novel Tree of Smoke, died on Thursday at 67. His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by Jonathan Galassi, president of Johnson’s longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Fellow writer and friend Chris Offutt also confirmed on Twitter, noting that Johnson was “at home, peaceful” when he died.  Johnson was best-known for his 1992 Jesus’ Son, a collection of linked short stories set in a gritty realm of drug addiction, violence, and casual destruction. The stories, narrated by a young drifter named Fuckhead, drew attention for the stylishly jumbled narratives and neon-bright prose. The collection was adapted into a 1999 film starring Billy Crudup. His 2007 novel Tree of Smoke, a hefty book about CIA operations in Vietnam during the war, won the National Book Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His novella Train Dreams, first publi...
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'Alien: Covenant' Just Barely Beats 'Guardians' At The Weekend Box Office
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Runner finds catharsis in cluttered drama '1 Mile to You'
LATimes - 11 months
A teenage track star finds catharsis through running in “1 Mile to You,” an adaptation of Jeremy Jackson’s novel “Life at These Speeds,” written by Marc Novak and directed by Leif Tilden. An all-star supporting cast including Tim Roth, Billy Crudup and Melanie Lynskey surrounds Graham Rogers, as...
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Actor Billy Crudup says he turned to meditation after suffering panic attacks on stage
ABC News - 12 months
Movie and theater actor Billy Crudup, who appears in two Oscar-nominated films this year, said he began practicing meditation after suffering from panic attacks.
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WATCH: 10% Happier: 'Jackie,' '20th Century Women' actor Billy Crudup
ABC News - 12 months
Crudup spoke with ABC News' Dan Harris about why he started meditating, how it has helped him overcome anxiety onstage and how he talks to his son about meditation.
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Billy Crudup's bleep-worthy favorite role
CNN - about 1 year
Billy Crudup opens up to CNN about his life as a "creator."
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Billy Crudup's bleep-worthy favorite role
CNN - about 1 year
A force of stage and screen for more than two decades, Billy Crudup has roles in two Oscar hopefuls this year -- "Jackie" and "20th Century Women," just one year after appearing in Best Picture winner "Spotlight." Just another awards season in the life of a "creator."
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Film Clip: '20th Century Women'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Watch a film clip from "20th Century Women," starring Annette Bening, and Billy Crudup. Photo: A24 Films
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Billy Crudup, the leading man who almost was, makes a character-actor leap
LATimes - about 1 year
Taking a swing at being a leading man in Hollywood? Risky and time-consuming. Figuring out what to do when your window has closed? Priceless. For a brief period around the turn of the century, Billy Crudup stood on the cusp of stardom. As he was beginning to sneakily work his way into our brains...
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The First 'Alien: Covenant' Trailer Is A Terrifying Holiday Treat
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The first official trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” that dropped late Saturday night is a real festive treat for sci-fi fans.  “Covenant” is the sixth film in the movie franchise and takes place after 2012’s “Prometheus,” but before the events of the 1979 original film. It follows the crew of a colony ship, “bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world.” The film stars Michael Fassbender, who is reprising his role as David the android, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, James Franco, Jussie Smollett, and Billy Crudup. “Alien: Covenant” hits theaters May 19, 2017. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Annette Bening: Honored at New York Stage & Film Gala/ Mother Writ-Large in Mike Mills' Twentieth Century Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"If I were a woman," Rob Reiner said in a video of congratulatory messages for Annette Bening at the Plaza Hotel where this sublime actress was feted at the New York Stage & Film Gala, "I'd be jealous." Even those of us attending, with so many who worked with her or want to work with her, including Billy Crudup, John Patrick Shanley, Peter Gallagher, Julianne Marguiles, Jennifer Westfeldt, Greta Gerwig, a who's who of stage, television, and screen including her co-honoree David Rockwell, admired Bening's stellar career on stage and in movies-- some favorites include American Beauty, The Grifters, and The Kids are All Right. Next up she is Irina in Chekhov's The Seagull. With her husband Warren Beatty who was also present, she is Hollywood royalty. But to hear her speak, she's all about the work, and incredibly grounded. The next day at Bistro Milano, Bening joined Greta Gerwig and Mike Mills, her director in the new movie Twentieth Century Women, for a panel discussion. As was h...
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Jackie
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It was two weeks of pure hell for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. First there was November 22, 1963 to November 25, the time span between the assassination of her husband and his funeral. Then the days leading up to December 3, when she was pushed out of the White House. For the nation who witnessed the tragedy from afar, it was a shock. For the FLOTUS who lived it, it was a rapid-fire nightmare. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight) Natalie Portman stars in the biofilm Jackie. That's the premise writer Noah Oppenheim (Allegiant) presents in his perceptive, impressionistic screenplay Jackie, which follows the anguished 34-year-old Mrs. Kennedy (Natalie Portman, Black Swan) as she deals with the aftershock of her husband's death, the planning of his funeral and vacating her home. It's almost as if he creates a re-imagined Jacqueline Kennedy from scratch. In Oppenheim's eyes, she's a tad more eccentric than the overly sophisticated lady that was presented to the public...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Crudup
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    In February 2012, Crudup narrated a five-part television series on the first (of three) stages of the renovation of Madison Square Garden, which was televised on the Madison Square Garden Network.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    In 2011, Crudup received a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of Arcadia.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    He portrayed former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in a story about 2008's financial crisis, Too Big to Fail (2011).
  • 2007
    Age 38
    He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy Dedication.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    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.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    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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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 27
    From 1996 to 2003, Crudup dated actress Mary-Louise Parker, with whom he has a son, William Atticus Parker (born January 7, 2004).
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    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 running legend and Olympian Steve Prefontaine.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 17
    He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1986.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on July 8, 1968.
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