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Billy Crudup

Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years. Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb) in 1968, the middle child in a family of three boys. He is the son of Georgann (Gaither) and ... See full bio »

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 2016 Youth in Oregon (post-production)
Brian Gleason
 2015/I Spotlight
Eric Macleish
 2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
 2014 Glass Chin
J.J. Cook
 2014 Rudderless
 2013/I Blood Ties
 2012/I The Watch
Neighbor (uncredited)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Timothy Geithner
 2011 Thin Ice
 2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe (Video short)
 2008 Pretty Bird
Curtis Prentiss
 2001 Charlotte Gray
Julien Levade
 2001 World Traveler
 1999 Jesus' Son
 1998 Monument Ave.
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Ashitaka (English version, voice)
 1997 Grind
 1996 Sleepers
 1987 General College (TV Series)
Jason Matthews
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Other Works:

: Plays in "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" play by Bertolt Brecht (Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Crudup


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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When asked who has been the biggest influence on his career, he says, "Mary Louise [Parker, his girlfriend and fellow actor] is a tremendous influence on me. She has incredible discipline. She takes the time day-to-day to watch people, to listen to people. To understand why people do things. And to me, a great actor is someone who's incredibly compassionate. To me, that's really it as far as an ... See more »


Currently filming with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard in Michael Mann's movie, Public Enemies (2009). See more »

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