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Biography #2 (for White Oleander)Patrick Fugit made his motion picture debut in the central role of the young rock and roll reporter in Cameron Crowe's Academy Award-winning film Almost Famous, starring with Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup. He was initially seen by Crowe in an audition tape and flown to Los Angeles to meet with the writer/director, where he won the coveted part over hundreds of other young actors.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Fugit began to take an interest in acting at age 11 and attended a theater program for young people at the University of Utah. He performed in several local stage productions, but it was his work in a school play that ultimately caught the attention of a local casting director who got him signed with a talent agency.
Prior to landing the role in Almost Famous, Fugit co-starred in the television movie Legion of Fire: Killer Ants. He also appeared on three episodes of the hit CBS series Touched by an Angel, as well as on two episodes of Promised Land. Most recently Fugit completed the independent film Spun, a dark comedy.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "White Oleander" (04-Sep-2002)