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Billy Crudup

Billy CrudupAKA William Crudup

Born: 8-Jul-1968
Birthplace: Manhasset, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Almost Famous and Stage Beauty

Billy Crudup has a wealth of stage experience, winning on and off-Broadway awards for dramas including Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. In films, Crudup has stuck to in serious-minded roles, usually in smaller, art movies such as Jesus' Son, Big Fish, and Stage Beauty. He reportedly turned down the lead in Titanic and Hulk.

"I never intended to shy away from admiration or adulation. Believe me, I want people to like my work, I want people to see my work. I feel that a movie like Jesus' Son [in which Crudup played the drug- and alcohol-addled FuckHead] should have been seen by millions and millions and millions of people. Why it wasn't is beyond my comprehension, but it is not my intention to appeal to a limited audience."

Crudup is probably best known as the rock star in Almost Famous, shouting "I am a golden god!" before jumping off the roof. Since 1997, he has been the unseen voice of MasterCard's "priceless" commercials.

His parents divorced when Crudup was in junior high school, and remarried each other a few years later.

Brother: Brooks Crudup (b. 1971)
Brother: Thomas Crudup (movie publicist, b. 1967)
Girlfriend: Laurel Holloman (actress, dated 1990s)
Girlfriend: Mary-Louise Parker (together 1996-2003, one son)
Girlfriend: Claire Danes (dumped pregnant Parker to date her, 2003)
Son: William Atticus Parker (to Parker, b. 7-Jan-2004)

    High School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1986)
    University: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University: MFA Drama, New York University (1994)

    Endorsement of MasterCard (2000-02)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Blood Ties (20-May-2013)
    Too Big to Fail (23-May-2011) · Timothy F. Geithner
    Thin Ice (25-Jan-2011)
    Eat Pray Love (13-Aug-2010) · Stephen
    Public Enemies (18-Jun-2009) · J. Edgar Hoover
    Watchmen (23-Feb-2009)
    Pretty Bird (20-Jan-2008)
    Dedication (22-Jan-2007)
    The Good Shepherd (11-Dec-2006)
    Mission: Impossible III (3-May-2006)
    Trust the Man (12-Sep-2005) · Tobey
    Stage Beauty (8-May-2004)
    Big Fish (10-Dec-2003) · Will Bloom
    Charlotte Gray (17-Dec-2001) · Julien
    World Traveler (5-Sep-2001) · Cal
    Almost Famous (15-Sep-2000) · Russell Hammond
    Waking the Dead (22-Jan-2000) · Fielding Pierce
    Jesus' Son (5-Sep-1999) · FH
    The Hi Lo Country (30-Dec-1998)
    Without Limits (11-Sep-1998)
    Monument Ave. (20-Jan-1998) · Teddy
    Grind (11-Apr-1997)
    Inventing the Abbotts (4-Apr-1997) · Jacey Holt
    Everyone Says I Love You (6-Dec-1996)
    Sleepers (18-Oct-1996) · Tommy


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