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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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  • '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...
  • '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...
  • Thin Ice

    Thin Ice
    Sometimes seeing so many movies can be a problem. How can a film lover or critic watch this movie and not think of Fargo, The Red Violin, House of Games, Criminal, and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction? Heck, even the violin shop is called Dahl’s...
  • 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...
  • '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)...
  • The Watch

    The Watch
    When I was going to bring a friend to the screening of this, he asked what many people probably did when they arrived at the theatre. “What is ‘The Watch’? I never heard of it.” When you explain it’s the Ben Stiller/Vince...
  • What you need to know about 'Watchmen'

    What you need to know about 'Watchmen'
    Who watches the Watchmen? Soon, we will. At least, that's what Warner Bros. and DC Comics are counting on when their next comic book adaptation, "Watchmen," hits theaters in March. Many moviegoers got a sneak peek of the film before seeing " The Dark...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Summer movies '09: Cinema served hot

    Summer movies '09: Cinema served hot
    Summer is never about which movies we're "looking forward to." It's which movies we're dying to see, all breathless and fanboy/fangirl goofy. There's a Wolverine prequel, a Da Vinci Code sequel, Bruno to follow Borat, more transforming robots and one...
  • 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...