Billy Crudup Biography
Billy Crudup (born William Gaither Crudup ) is an American actor. He is best known for being nominated for four Tony Awards, winning one in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s play The Coast of Utopia. Without Limits, Princess Mononoke, Almost Famous, Big Fish, Mission: Impossible III, Watchmen, Public Enemies, Spotlight, Jackie, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Justice League, and Alien: Covenant are just a few of the high-profile films in which he has appeared in both lead and supporting parts. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his portrayal in Jesus’ Son, and he garnered two Screen Actors Guild Award nods for Almost Famous and Spotlight as part of an ensemble cast, with the latter winning. Nominee for four Tony Awards.
Billy Crudup Age
William Gaither Crudup is 53 years old, he was born on July 8, 1968, in Manhasset, New York, the U.S. He celebrates his birthday every 8th of July.
Billy Crudup Height
Billy stands at a height of 5’9″ (175 cm).
Billy Crudup Family
Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York to Georgann (née Gaither) and Thomas Henry Crudup III, who later divorced during his childhood, and later remarried, before divorcing a second time. He is the second born of three boys, Tommy, an executive producer, and Brooks, also a producer. His father is a descendant of Congressman Josiah Crudup of North Carolina, while his maternal grandfather was William Cotter “Billy” Gaither, Jr., a well-known Florida trial lawyer.
Billy Crudup Wife
Crudup was married to actress Mary-Louise Parker from 1996 to November 2003. Crudup ended their relationship and began dating actress Claire Danes when Parker was seven months pregnant with their son, who was born in January 2004. In 2006, Crudup and Danes divorced. Crudup and Naomi Watts started dating in October 2017.
Billy Crudup Salary
Crudup, the American Actor has an estimated salary of $400,000 per year.
Billy Crudup Net Worth
Billy has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Billy Crudup Education
In 1986, he graduated from Fort Lauderdale’s Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.
Billy Crudup Without Limits
He starred in the film portraying Steve Prefontaine, playing the role of a college athlete trained for four months with Patrice Donnelly to run short distances as he was expected to run 110 to 200 yards for a 5,000-meter race sequence. He also watched actual footage of Prefontaine to imitate his moves. The film follows the relationship between record-breaking distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his coach Bill Bowerman, it was released September 11, 1998, and received good reviews from many major critics.
Billy Crudup Almost Famous
Billy starred in the film as Russell Hammond playing the role of a Lead guitarist. The film follows a story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s, his touring with the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published. It was released on September 22, 2000, and received widespread acclaim from critics, and received four Academy Awards nominations, including a win for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media. Roger Ebert hailed it as the best film of the year as well as the ninth-best film of the 2000s. It also won two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Hudson).
Billy Crudup Spotlight
He featured in the film as Eric MacLeish, playing an attorney representing victims of sexual abuse. The film, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It received widespread critical praise, with critics lauding the performances of the cast, historical accuracy, and screenplay; it won numerous guilds’ and critics’ association awards and was named one of the best films of 2015 by various publications. Spotlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Original Screenplay, from six total nominations, making it the first Best Picture winner since The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) to win only one other Oscar.
Billy Crudup Career
In 1996, Billy Crudup made his big-screen debut in the film Sleepers.’ After that, he acted in films such as “Everyone Says I Love You,” “Inventing the Abbotts,” “Without Limits,” and “The Hi-Lo Country.” In 1999, the actor made his first appearance in an animated film as part of the cast of ‘Princess Mononoke.’ Following that, he was cast in the film ‘Jesus’ Son.’ ‘Waking the Dead,’ ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘Charlotte Gray,’ ‘Big Fish,’ ‘Stage Beauty,’ ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ ‘The Good Shepherd,’ ‘Pretty Bird,’ Watchmen,’ and ‘Eat Pray Love,’ to mention a few, were among Crudup’s big-screen productions from 2000 to 2010.
In 2011, he starred in the television movie “Too Big to Fail.” Following that, the actor starred in the 2014 film ‘Rudderless.’ He also appeared in ‘The Longest Week’ and ‘Glass Chin’ in the same year. After that, he worked on the films ‘Youth in Oregon,’ ‘Jackie,’ and ’20th Century Women.’ Crudup starred in the 2017 film ‘Alien: Covenant.’ He was cast in the TV series ‘Gypsy’ the same year.
Crudup made his stage debut in the play ‘America Dreaming’ in 1994. After that, he appeared in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of ‘Arcadia.’ He went on to write the plays Bus Stop’ and ‘The Three Sisters. The actor appeared in the drama ‘Measure for Measure’ in 2001. A year later, he played John Merrick in the film ‘The Elephant Man.’ Following that, he played Katurian in the 2005 play ‘The Pillowman.’ He was cast in ‘The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 – Voyage’ the following year. Crudup then returned to the cast of ‘Arcadia’ in 2011. He went on to do the play ‘Waiting for Godot two years later.
Crudup was the narrator for MasterCard’s ‘Priceless’ TV advertising from 1998 until 2005. He had an appearance in the parody video ‘The Ballad of G.I. Joe’ in 2009. The actor then narrated a five-part TV series about the Madison Square Garden’s first stage of renovation.
Billy Crudup Movies and TV Shows
- 1996 Sleepers
- 1997 Inventing the Abbotts
- 1998 Monument Ave.
- 1999 Princess Mononoke
- 2000 Waking the Dead
- 2001 World Traveler
- 2003 Big Fish
- 2005 Trust the Man
- 2006 Mission:
- 2007 Dedication
- 2008 Pretty Bird
- 2009 Watchmen
- 2010 Eat Pray Love
- 2011 Thin Ice
- 2012 The Watch
- 2013 Blood Ties
- 2014 Rudderless
- 2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment
- 2016 Youth in Oregon
- 20th Century Women
- 2017 1 Mile to You
- 2019 After the Wedding
- 2021 Zack Snyder’s Justice League