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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...
  • 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...
  • Willam Belli dishes on 'Drag Race'

    Willam Belli dishes on 'Drag Race'
    On this season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Willam Belli infuriated Phi Phi O'Hara, tossed off hilarious one-liners and got kicked off for a mysterious rule infraction to be revealed at the finale. He also recently starred in a spoof video "Chow Down (At...
  • 'Thin Ice' review: Sometimes it's more solid than you expect

    'Thin Ice' review: Sometimes it's more solid than you expect
    *** (out of four) Call me a sucker, but “Thin Ice” played me like a violin. In fact, a violin holds together a situation that seems like a retread through minor indie territory covered recently by “Cedar Rapids” and “Win...
  • 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...
  • 'The Watch' review: Still looking for laughs

    'The Watch' review: Still looking for laughs
    ** (out of four) A movie called “The Watch” couldn't have worse timing. Just because 20th Century Fox changed the film's title from “Neighborhood Watch” to “The Watch” doesn't mean the comedy about an (eventually)...
  • 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....
  • Ed Harris, James Cromwell to show support for Belarus Free Theatre

     
    In the weeks since the arrest of some members of the Belarus Free Theatre — rounded up as part of a wider crackdown on activists after a widely contested election in the Eastern European country — theater professionals around the......
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    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 20 - 26 in PDF format TV listings for the week of March 20 - 26 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Tony Awards 2011: Pictures from the Beacon Theatre red carpet arrivals

     
    Tony Awards 2011: Pictures from the Beacon Theatre red carpet. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Edie Falco, Ellen Barkin, Samuel L. Jackson and James Earl Jones are only a few stars on the red carpet for the 2011 Tony Awards....