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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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  • Here's a look at movies coming out in 2009

    By ROGER MOORE Sentinel movie critic Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice. Feb. 6 Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
  • 12 reasons to go to the movies this year

    Will the world really end in 2012, as the Maya predicted? Or will it end Nov. 13, when Roland Emmerich's movie 201 2 opens? Will The Vatican survive the Da Vinci Code sequel, Angels & Demons (May 15)? Will a rebooted Star Trek (May 8) still show its...
  • 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...
  • A super battle over 'Watchmen'

    A super battle over 'Watchmen'
    The iconic image from " Watchmen," Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' ground-breaking graphic novel, is a yellow button sporting the familiar happy-face design. Next to the cheerful smile, though, you'll find a foreboding splatter of blood. ¶ That good-news-...
  • 'Weeds' Co-Stars No Longer Engaged

    Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's on-again, off-again relationship is off again. The "Weeds" couple has broken off their engagement, confirms People. The two began dating in 2006 when they met on the set of Parker's Showtime drama "Weeds." On...
  • `Spring' shout-out

    "SPRING Awakening," the musical lauded for giving Broadway fresh impetus by using rock songs to intensify its tale of teenagers wrestling with their libidos in 19th century Germany, racked up eight Tony Awards on Sunday night. Its haul during the Tonys'...
  • "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......
  • Julia Roberts visits Oprah Winfrey, promotes ‘Eat Pray Love’

     
    Julia Roberts visits “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to talk about her family and to promote her new movie, “Eat Pray Love.” “I sort of worship my husband,” Roberts tells Winfrey. “He takes my breath away.” She...
  • Friday's TV Talk Shows

     
    The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Train performs; Jennie Garth. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Penelope Ann Miller; Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez and 2010 contestants. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dr. Jill Biden; John......