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Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup confirmed his interest in acting and Broadway early on, earning an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts.

His first big-screen role was in the indie film "Grind," where he played 20-year-old Eddie Dolan, who was just released after an 18-month stretch in prison. In 2000, the actor hit big with audiences and critics in the Cameron Crowe film "Almost Famous," where he got to use his dramatic and comedic abilities in the role of rocker Russell Hammond.

Crudup will star as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan in "The Watchmen." He'll also play opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the film "Public Enemies".

During the 1996 Broadway run of "Bus Stop," Crudup started...
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Billy Crudup confirmed his interest in acting and Broadway early on, earning an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts.

His first big-screen role was in the indie film "Grind," where he played 20-year-old Eddie Dolan, who was just released after an 18-month stretch in prison. In 2000, the actor hit big with audiences and critics in the Cameron Crowe film "Almost Famous," where he got to use his dramatic and comedic abilities in the role of rocker Russell Hammond.

Crudup will star as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan in "The Watchmen." He'll also play opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the film "Public Enemies".

During the 1996 Broadway run of "Bus Stop," Crudup started dating Mary-Louise Parker. He split with the then-pregnant girlfriend in 2004 for his "Stage Beauty" co-star Claire Danes.
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  • Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'
    NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
  • Television Review: 'Too Big to Fail'

    Television Review: 'Too Big to Fail'
    "Too Big to Fail," which premieres Monday on HBO, is the latest of that network's high-toned original films ("Recount," "The Late Shift," "From the Earth to the Moon," the upcoming "Game Change") in which a large cast of medium-big-to-big-named actors...
  • Friday's TV Talk Shows

     
    The Early Show People who lived through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; photojournalist Ted Jackson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Katy Perry; Emmy Awards preview; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Emmy Awards preview;......
  • Billy Crudup, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys set for 2010-11 L.A. Theatre Works season [Updated]

     
    The stars have aligned for L.A. Theatre Works' upcoming 2010-11 season. The company, which presents new and classic plays that are recorded for radio in front of a live audience, will mount 10 productions with a bevy of celebrity talent......
  • Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner — 'Eat Pray TARP'?

     
    Billy Crudup let it slip Monday that he's up to play Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in HBO's incarnation of the book "Too Big to Fail." "Well, I hope it works now," the "Eat Pray Love" star told Fox Business Network. "This isn't going out on the air,...
  • Wall Street Roundup: Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Hedge fund giants.

     
    AIG plots exit. Two years after the government rescued it, American International Group is making concrete plans to pay back Washington and regain its independence. Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Oliver Stone walks a reporter through his decidedly critical...
  • 'Sopranos' stars, Hilary Duff lend a hand at BGC Charity Day

     
    Who better than some of the East Coast's most iconic stars to pitch in, in memory of those lost on 9/11? The cast of "The Sopranos" joined other Hollywood notables for BGC Charity Day on Monday, with appearances from Edie Falco, Jamie Lynn Sigler,...
  • Friday TV Highlights: 'The Good Guys' on Fox

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • Monster Mash: 'Arcadia' revival to star Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza; injured 'Spider-Man' actor out of ICU

     
    Modern classic: A Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on March 17 and will star Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza and Margaret Colin. (Playbill) Road to recovery: Actor Christopher Tierney, who fell nearly......
  • Tom Stoppard, Don Delillo and Billy Crudup read to aid Belarus Free Theater

     
    Tom Stoppard, Don Delillo, E.L. Doctorow and Billy Crudup read in New York Wed Jan 19 to support the Belarus Free Theater....