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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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  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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. ΒΆ That good-news-...
  • `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'...
  • Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man

    Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man
    On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
  • Video review: 'Watchmen'

    Video review: 'Watchmen'
    Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....