Billy Crudup

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Actor

Birth Date: July 8, 1968

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: Manhasset, New York

Spouses: Naomi Watts

Partners: Mary-Louise Parker, Claire Danes

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.

Credits

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Jack Billings
Series
2023
54%

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Executive Producer
Series
2023
54%

The Last Movie StarsStream

Actor
Docuseries
2022
100%

The Last Movie StarsStream

Self
Docuseries
2022
100%

Die in a Gunfight

Narrator
Movie
2021

The Morning ShowStream

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Cory Ellison
Series
2019
65%

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Elgie
Movie
2019

After the Wedding

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Oscar
Movie
2019

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

GypsyStream

Actor
Michael Holloway
Series
2017
40%

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Alien: CovenantStream

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Oram
Movie
2017
65%

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Coach K
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2017

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Christopher Oram
Movie
2017

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Movie
2016
88%

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Movie
2016
88%

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Brian Gleason
Movie
2016

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Stanford Prison ExperimentStream

Actor
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Movie
2015
84%

SpotlightStream

Actor
Eric MacLeish
Movie
2015
97%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Rudderless

Actor
Sam
Movie
2014

The Longest Week

Actor
Dylan Tate
Movie
2014

Glass Chin

Actor
J.J. Cook
Movie
2014

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Actor
William Miller (archive footage)
Movie
2013

Blood Ties

Actor
Frank
Movie
2013

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Reality
2012

Too Big To FailStream

Actor
Timothy Geithner
Movie
2011
77%

Thin Ice

Actor
Randy Kinney
Movie
2011

Lorraine

Guest
Show
2010

Eat Pray LoveStream

Actor
Stephen
Movie
2010
35%

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

WatchmenStream

Actor
Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan
Movie
2009
65%

Public EnemiesStream

Actor
J. Edgar Hoover
Movie
2009
68%

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Actor
Curtis Prentiss
Movie
2008

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Actor
Henry Roth
Movie
2007

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Guest
Talk
2006

The One Show

Guest
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2006

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2006

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John Musgrave
Movie
2006
71%

The Good ShepherdStream

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Arch Cummings
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2006
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Guest
Series
2005

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Tobey
Movie
2005

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Actor
Ned Kynaston
Movie
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Big FishStream

Actor
Will Bloom
Movie
2003
75%

Charlotte Gray

Actor
Julien
Movie
2001

World Traveler

Actor
Cal
Movie
2001

Entertainment Studios.com

Guest
Show
2000

Waking the Dead

Actor
Fielding Pierce
Movie
2000

Almost FamousStream

Actor
Russell Hammond
Movie
2000
89%

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

Jesus' Son

Actor
FH
Movie
1999

Snitch

Actor
Teddy
Movie
1998

Without LimitsStream

Actor
Steve Prefontaine
Movie
1998
79%

The Hi-Lo Country

Actor
Pete Calder
Movie
1998

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

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Actor
Jacey Holt
Movie
1997

Princess Mononoke

Voice
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Movie
1997

Theater Talk

Guest
Show
1996

Grind

Actor
Eddie Dolan
Movie
1996

SleepersStream

Actor
Tommy Marcano
Movie
1996
73%

Entertainment Tonight

Actor
News
1981

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

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