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Welcome! The aim of this website is to bring up to date information about the career of Billy Crudup. This site will focus on career only. “I’m trying to make a living by pretending to be different people, and if people know too much about me, that makes it really hard to do a job that I already find difficult. Then there’s nothing I can do to convince anybody that I’m you know, an ex-con from Queens” Source: U.S. (Feb 1999)

Jules   May 14, 2017   Interview

HE may not be a major Hollywood headliner yet but his is a face you’ll surely know. As Billy Crudup takes a lead role in Ridley Scott’s new Alien: Covenant movie, he tells our reporter about becoming a star in space… Read More: // here

Jules   May 11, 2017   Interview, ‘Alien: Covenant’

Now It’s hard to tell if people know actor Billy Crudup more for his face or for his voice. A few years on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages led to the screen, where he’s played all sorts of roles for the past two decades: Real-life runner Steve Prefontaine in “Without Limits,” guitarist Russell in “Almost Famous,” big, blue Dr. Manhattan in “Watchmen,” and two great parts last year: Gentle, smiling William in “20th Century Women” and the nameless journalist in “Jackie.” He shifts gears with “Alien: Covenant,” in which his character must take on the challenge of becoming captain of a spaceship, even though he’s probably not ready for the responsibility. But why might you know Crudup’s deep, mellifluous voice? He had a 14-year run showing it off in the popular series of MasterCard ads that featured the word “priceless.” Crudup, 48, spoke about “Alien” and his career — in that voice — by phone from London. Read More: // here

Jules   May 6, 2017   Interview, ‘Alien: Covenant’

BILLY Crudup has finally embraced his peculiarity as an actor — and it’s working for him. Fifteen years ago, the actor seemed destined for a career as a Hollywood leading man on the back of his charismatic performance as a rock star in Almost Famous. But a taste for offbeat theatre projects, his changing physiognomy, and an international scandal set him on an alternative path. (When Crudup left long-time girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker for Claire Danes in 2003, the headlines were merciless. Parker was pregnant with his son, William, at the time.) Read More: // here

Jules   Apr 30, 2017   'Justice League', Interview, ‘Alien: Covenant’

Actor Billy Crudup came to the Florida Film Festival for a Friday showing of “Jesus’ Son,” a 1999 drama in which his character finds redemption. But two upcoming movies this year — “Alien: Covenant” and “Justice League” — are bound to bring heavy attention to the actor. He’s a familiar face for “Almost Famous,” “Jackie,” “Spotlight,” “20th Century Women” and many other films. Read More: // here

Jules   Apr 9, 2017   Interview

The actor: Billy Crudup’s considerable résumé is filled with prestige projects. This illustrious tradition began when he started out two decades ago in Barry Levinson’s Sleepers, starring alongside Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, and he hasn’t slowed down since. Along the way he’s taken on iconic roles like Almost Famous’ Russell, Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan, and William in Big Fish. You’ve also heard his melodious voice announce MasterCard punchline “priceless” for several years. At this point in his career, Crudup seems able to pick and choose his prestige projects, racking up appearances in a number of recent Oscar nominees. His latest movie, 1 Mile To You, comes out on video-on-demand April 7. He plays a running coach, graduating from the track star he played in Without Limits. Crudup talked to The A.V. Club about some of his most noteworthy roles, as a well as a few also-rans. As you talk to him, you get the feeling that he’s one of those actor’s actors, the type that thinks so much about the process, he was more concerned with getting into Dr. Manhattan’s head than how that high-stakes movie would be received. Read More: // here

Jules   Feb 25, 2017   Interview

Movie and theater actor Billy Crudup, who appears in two Oscar-nominated films this year, said he began practicing meditation after suffering from panic attacks, three of which occurred on stage during performances. Read More: // here

Jules   Jan 7, 2017   Interview

If you want dependable, quality work in your movie or TV show, no matter the subject or the setting or the genre, Billy Crudup offers one of the surest bets in the business. And he’s done so for years and years, in everything from “Almost Famous” to “Watchmen.” amNewYork spoke with the prolific actor, 48, about “20th Century Women,” his latest movie, in which he plays a handyman surrounded by strong California women (played by Annette Bening and others) in the epochal year of 1979. Read More: // here

Jules   Jan 1, 2017   Interview

20th Century Women, now playing in limited release, is named after its complicated women. There are three of them to be exact played by Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. To the movie’s great credit, the two male characters are no less fascinating. Take note, men: while the men have their own distinct characters, half of the reason they’re so interesting is their empathy and curiousity about the women they share their lives with. One of the guys is a teenager just getting started in life (Lucas Jade Zumann) and eager to soak it all in. The film’s quietest character is William (Billy Crudup). He’s moving into middle age but headed nowhere in particular; the women have always come to him but he still doesn’t know where he’s going. Read More: // here

Jules   Dec 30, 2016   Interview

The actor talks about his roles in Jackie and 20th Century Women, and what artists do in times of upheaval. Read More: // here

Jules   Dec 26, 2016   Interview

After playing a blue collar type in the new drama, Billy Crudup can’t fix your car, but he can fake-fix it. Read More: // here