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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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  • Summer movies: Releases through August 2009

    Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date. 5/01/09 Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
  • 'Public Enemies'

    You don't go to a Michael Mann movie for realism. You go for the sleek, threatening glamour of crime and punishment. From "Thief" to "Heat" to "Collateral" to another vein of wrongdoing in "The Insider," his films ruminate, beautifully, as they place...
  • 'Watchmen'

    'Watchmen'
    Ex-heroes in an alternate world – circa 1985 – are targeted for murder, prompting them to use their abilities anew, in "300" director Zack Snyder's lengthy but frequently arresting version of the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons....
  • Jimmy Fallon Lines Up First Guests

    The first show for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will boast a couple of pretty big "gets" for the new host -- even if they're not exactly icons for the show's target audience. Fallon takes over as host of "Late Night" on Monday, March 2, and his first...
  • Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man

    Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man
    On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
  • Movie review: Watchmen, 3 of 5 stars

    Movie review: Watchmen, 3 of 5 stars
    The long-awaited film of Alan Moore's classic comic book/graphic novel Watchmen is a work that's easier to ponder than enjoy. Director Zack Snyder has delivered a literal, almost page-by-page transcription of Moore and Dave Gibbons' messianic, End of Days...
  • Video review: 'Watchmen'

    Video review: 'Watchmen'
    Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....
  • 'Eat Pray Love'

    'Eat Pray Love'
    Though she risks being upstaged by the great scenery, Julia Roberts is the show in director Ryan Murphy's ("Glee") version of Elizabeth Gilbert's autobiographical best-seller. Roberts-as-Gilbert takes off on a literal odyssey of self-discovery after...
  • "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon": first guests

     
    We've got the full line-up of first guests on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Here it is, with commentary: **Monday, March 2 ??? Show 0001 - Guests include Robert De Niro, Justin Timberlake and musical guest Van Morrison [Timberlake,......
  • TV This Week: From 'Worst Cooks' to 'Watchmen'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 3 - 9, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY The new docu-soap "Secrets of Aspen" charts the lives of sexy single ladies Star, Erin, Shana, Robin, Laura......
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: A rat becomes a chef

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 10 - 16, in PDF format This week's TV Movies GOURMET: Patton Oswalt lends the voice for a Parisian rat who enjoys fine food in 2007's "Ratatouille," at 9......