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Billy Crudup

Most recently, Billy Crudup was seen in Trust the Man, in which he stars with Julianne Moore, and in the third installment of Mission: Impossible, for director J.J. Abrams. He can also be seen opposite Mandy Moore in Dedication, which opens in 2007.

Crudup was seen in the comic fantasy Big Fish, for director Tim Burton. He also starred in Charlotte Gray, opposite Cate Blanchett, and World Traveler, with Julianne Moore. Prior to that, he starred in the critically acclaimed Jesus' Son, opposite Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Denis Leary-a film that earned him a Best Actor Award from the Paris Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He was also seen in Cameron Crowe's Academy AwardÂ-winning Almost Famous, with Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson, and in the acclaimed Waking the Dead, with Jennifer Connelly.

Crudup made his motion picture debut in Barry Levinson's Sleepers, opposite Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric. He was featured in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You and starred in Pat O'Connor's Inventing the Abbotts. He also played the lead role in the critically acclaimed Without Limits, the story of legendary long-distance runner Steven Prefontaine. For the role, he won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year.

Equally successful on the stage and screen, Crudup can currently be seen starring in the Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia, which opened in October 2006. He was most recently seen in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, for which he received a Tony nomination, in 2005. Crudup starred in The Elephant Man at the Royale Theater, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He made his Broadway debut as Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, directed by Trevor Nunn, which won him several awards, including the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut of an Actor and a Theater World Award. He was also honored with the Clarence Derwent Award from Actors' Equity for Outstanding Broadway Debut.

Crudup has appeared on Broadway in William Inge's Bus Stop and in the Roundabout Theatre's production of Three Sisters, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. Crudup also appeared in Oedipus, with Frances McDormand; starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; and starred in the off-Broadway run of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, opposite Al Pacino and Steve Buscemi.

Crudup received his master's of fine arts from New York University and also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in New York City.

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Billy Crudup Facts

BirthdayJuly 8, 1968 (55)
BirthplaceManhasset, New York, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Billy Crudup compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Youth in Oregon
Almost Famous
Too Big To Fail
20th Century Women
Eat Pray Love
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Princess Mononoke
Alien: Covenant
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