Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup

  • Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% The Longest Week (2014)
  • Birthday: Jul 8, 1968
  • Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, USA
  • Initially known for his work on the stage, Billy Crudup emerged in the late '90s as a young actor of considerable talent, gracing the screen in an increasing number of films. Tall, lean, and possessing one of the best-defined jaws in the Western Hemisphere,Crudup was born on Long Island, NY, on July 8, 1968. Raised in Florida and Texas, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then received a Master's degree from New York University.Crudup first won audience attention and critical acclaim in his role as an amorous tutor in the widely praised New York production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. His performance netted him both an Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Newcomer Award and a Theater World Award. He followed this success with a lead in the stage production of Bus Stop, winning similarly excellent reviews for his performance. He made his film debut in 1996 with a small part in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, and the same year he got a more sizable part among the all-star cast of Sleepers. Acting alongside Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric, and Minnie Driver, Crudup received some recognition for his portrayal of a troubled survivor of childhood abuse. This recognition was amplified the following year, when he starred with Joaquin Phoenix in Inventing the Abbotts, a small film that cast him as an amorous, destructive ladies' man. That same year, he starred with Woody Harrelson in Stephen Frears' critically maligned The Hi-Lo Country (1998), and he won kudos for his performance as runner Steve Prefontaine in Without Limits. Critics praised both his physical resemblance to the late athlete and his ability to portray him with a vivid blend of arrogance, pathos, and sympathy. In 1999, Crudup could be seen starring in the acclaimed independant film Jesus' Son, but his mainstream breakthrough would happen the following year in Cameron Crowe's ode to 70s-era rock-and-roll, Almost Famous. Cruddup's performance as an up-and-coming rock star made him a stop tier star as well as a sex-symbol, and he would capitalize on his success over the coming years with selective, prominent roles in films like Charlotte Grey, Big Fish, The Good Shepherd, Watchmen, Eat Pray Love, and Too Big to Fail.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Flashpoint (The Flash) Actor 2020
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Elgie 2019
43% After the Wedding Oscar Carlson 2019
66% Alien: Covenant Oram $74.3M 2017
No Score Yet 1 Mile to You Coach K 2017
45% Youth in Oregon Brian Gleason 2017
89% 20th Century Women William $5.7M 2017
87% Jackie The Journalist $14M 2016
97% Spotlight Eric MacLeish 2015
84% The Stanford Prison Experiment Dr. Philip Zimbardo 2015
85% Glass Chin J.J. Cook 2015
10% The Longest Week Dylan Tate 2014
52% Blood Ties Frank $29.3K 2014
17% The Watch Neighbor $34.2M 2012
69% The Convincer (Thin Ice) Randy $0.7M 2012
74% Too Big to Fail Timothy Geithner 2011
36% Eat Pray Love Stephen $80.6M 2010
68% Public Enemies J. Edgar Hoover $97.1M 2009
64% Watchmen Dr. Manhattan $107.5M 2009
20% Pretty Bird Curtis 2008
40% Dedication Henry Roth 2007
54% The Good Shepherd Arch Cummings $59.9M 2006
28% Trust the Man Tobey $1.5M 2006
70% Mission: Impossible III Musgrave $133.5M 2006
64% Stage Beauty Ned Kynaston $0.8M 2004
75% Big Fish Will Bloom $66.3M 2003
34% World Traveler Cal 2002
33% Charlotte Gray Julien Levade 2002
89% Almost Famous Russell Hammond $31.8M 2000
51% Waking the Dead Fielding 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Ashitaka [English Version] 1999
81% Jesus' Son FH 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Pete Calder 1998
90% Monument Ave. Teddy Timmons 1998
79% Without Limits Steve Prefontaine 1998
No Score Yet Grind Eddie Dolan 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Jacey Holt 1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You Ken 1996
73% Sleepers Tommy 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
63% The Morning Show
2019
Cory Ellison
  • 2019
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
2017
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
39% Gypsy
2017
Michael Halloway
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2002

QUOTES FROM Billy Crudup CHARACTERS

Christopher Archer
Prisoner.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Why is that?
Christopher Archer
Because nobody likes guards.
Andrew Ceros
Should we step in?
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
No, let's let the guards figure it out.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
You are going to be pleased to know that you all have been chosen to be the prison guards. But under no circumstances whatsoever, are you to physically assault the prisoners whatsoever.
William Bloom
You know about icebergs, Dad?
Edward Bloom (senior)
Do I? I saw an iceberg once. They were haulin' down it down to Texas for drinkin' water. They didn't count on there bein' a elephant frozen inside. The wooly kind. A mammoth.
William Bloom
Dad!
Edward Bloom (senior)
What?
William Bloom
I'm tryin' to make a metaphor here.
Edward Bloom (senior)
Well, you shouldn't have started with a question, because most people wanna answer questions. You should've started with "the thing about iceberg is"
Dr. Bennett (Senior)
Not very excitin', is it? And I suppose if I had to choose between the true version and an elaborate one involvin' a fish and a wedding ring, I might choose the fancy version. But that's just me.
William Bloom
I kinda like your version.
Dr. Bennett (Senior)
Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born?
William Bloom
A thousand times. He caught an uncatchable fish.
Dr. Bennett (Senior)
Not that one. The real story. Did he ever tell you that.
William Bloom
No.
Dr. Bennett (Senior)
Your mother came in about three in the afternoon. Her neighbor drove her, on account of your father was on business in Wichita. You were born a week early, but there were no complication. It was a perfect delivery. Now, your father was sorry to miss it, but it wasn't the custom for the men to be in the room for deliveries then, so I can't see as it would have been much different had he been there. And that's the real story of how you were born.
Sandra Bloom (Senior)
I don't know if you're aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?
Josephine
Really?
Edward Bloom (senior)
You're lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you'd hear them speakin' the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion.
William Bloom
Why not religion, Dad?
Edward Bloom (senior)
It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.
William Bloom
Josephine actually went to Congo last year.
Edward Bloom (senior)
Oh, so you know.
F.H.
There was nothing stopping Michelle and me from having a baby except ourselves.
Edward Bloom (senior)
You are in for a surprise.
William Bloom
Am I?.
Edward Bloom (senior)
Havin' a kid changes everything. There's burpin', the midnight feedin', and the changin'.
William Bloom
You do any of that?
Edward Bloom (senior)
No. But I hear it's terrible. Then you spent years tryin' to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.
William Bloom
You think I'm up for it?
Edward Bloom (senior)
You learned from the best.
William Bloom
In tellin' the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kinda story this is.
William Bloom
(talking to his father) You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined - just as charmin', and just as fake.
William Bloom
You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined - just as charmin', and just as fake.
William Bloom
(last lines) That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.
William Bloom
That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.
Henry Roth
Life is nothing but the echo of joy.
William Bloom
we're like strangers who knew each other very well
William Bloom
We're like strangers who knew each other very well.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care?
Russell Hammond
What am I doing? I' am telling secrets to the ONE guy you don't tell secrets too.
William Miller
No. We'll do the interview some other time.
Russell Hammond
Okay. Cool. So I guess tonight it's just. . . you know, friends?
Russell Hammond
Okay. Cool. So I guess tonight it's just... you know, friends?
Jeff Bebe
I can't say anymore with the writer here.
Russell Hammond
No, no, no. You can trust him, you can say whatever you want.
Jeff Bebe
I work just as hard or harder than anybody on that stage. You know what I do? I connect. I get people off. I look for the guy who isn't getting off, and I make him get off.
Jeff Bebe
[to William] And actually, *that* you can print!
Russell Hammond
Look at him, he's taking notes with his eyes. How do we know you're not a cop, huh!? The enemy! Stop fucking looking at me!
Dick Roswell
He's your guardian angel, alright?
Dick Roswell
[to William] Don't worry he only means half of what he says.
William Miller
Which half?
William Miller
Russell, think about your last words wisely
Russell Hammond
Ok. Um...I dig music......And I'm on drugs!
Russell Hammond
You, Aaron, are what it's all about. You're real. Your room is real. Your friends are real. Real, man, real. You know? Real. You're more important than all the silly machinery. Silly machinery. And you know it! In eleven years its going to be 1984, man. Think about that!
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
Blake, she was pregnant. You gunned her down.
John McLaughlin
Yeah, that's right. Pregnant woman. Gunned her down. Bang. And y'know what? You watched me. You could've changed the gun into steam or the bullets into mercury or the bottle into snowflakes! You could've teleported either of us to goddamn Australia, but you didn't lift a finger. You really don't give a damn about human beings, do you.
Lady Eboshi [English Version]
What exactly are you here for?
Ashitaka [English Version]
To see with eyes unclouded by hate.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite.
William Bloom
A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
I'm so disappointed in you Adrian [trying to grab Ozymandias]
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
Would you please go away? Please leave me alone. I said LEAVE ME ALONE! [exiles to Mars]
Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl
Jon!
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
I know.
Rorschach/Walter Kovacs
Must stop him! Killed Blake, killed millions!
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
Wait right here.
Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
Please go away. Please go away. I said LEAVE ME ALONE!
Musgrave
This message, let's call it my excellent engagement gift to you, will self-destruct in five seconds.
Russell Hammond
I am a golden god!
Russell Hammond
I'm telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to.
Russell Hammond
I never said I was a golden god... or did I?