Billy Crudup

William Gaither Crudup (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor. He is known for supporting roles in films including Almost Famous, Big Fish, Mission: Impossible III, Watchmen, Public Enemies, Spotlight, and Alien: Covenant, as well as lead roles in films including Without Limits, Dedication, and the animated film Princess Mononoke. He appeared in the 2017 superhero film Justice League as Doctor Henry Allen. He has also had an extensive stage acting career, appearing mostly on Broadway. He has been nominated four times for a Tony Award for his acting, and won once, for his role in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia in 2007. From 1998 to 2005, Crudup was the narrator for "Priceless", a U.S. television ad campaign for MasterCard.

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

Big Fish (2003)

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Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

Almost Famous (2000)

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In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Billy Crudup  •  Frances McDormand  •  Jason Lee

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Billy Crudup  •  Frances McDormand  •  Jason Lee

Charlotte Gray (2001)

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  James Fleet  •  Abigail Cruttenden  •  Charlotte McDougall

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  James Fleet  •  Abigail Cruttenden  •  Charlotte McDougall

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Diva Gray  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Edward Norton

A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Diva Gray  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Edward Norton

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

Monument Ave. (1998)

Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Ian Hart  •  Jason Barry  •  Lenny Clarke

Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Ian Hart  •  Jason Barry  •  Lenny Clarke

Sleepers (1996)

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

Stage Beauty (2004)

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Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

The Good Shepherd (2006)

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Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard

Trust the Man (2005)

Overachieving actress Rebecca must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad Tom. While Rebecca's slacker brother Tobey can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, Elaine. As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Overachieving actress Rebecca must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad Tom. While Rebecca's slacker brother Tobey can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, Elaine. As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Waking the Dead (2000)

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Paul Hipp  •  Hal Holbrook

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Paul Hipp  •  Hal Holbrook

Watchmen (2009)

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In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jesus' Son (1999)

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

World Traveler (2002)

After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Liane Balaban

After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Liane Balaban

Too Big to Fail (2011)

An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Paul Giamatti  •  James Woods  •  Matthew Modine

An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Paul Giamatti  •  James Woods  •  Matthew Modine

Rudderless (2014)

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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William H. Macy
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Felicity Huffman  •  Selena Gomez

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William H. Macy
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Felicity Huffman  •  Selena Gomez

1 Mile To You (2017)

After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leif Tilden
CAST:  Graham Rogers  •  Billy Crudup  •  Liana Liberato  •  Stefanie Scott

After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leif Tilden
CAST:  Graham Rogers  •  Billy Crudup  •  Liana Liberato  •  Stefanie Scott

Blood Ties (2013)

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillaume Canet
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Billy Crudup  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Mila Kunis

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillaume Canet
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Billy Crudup  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Mila Kunis

The Longest Week (2014)

Left broke and homeless by his wealthy parents' divorce, a young man moves in with an old friend and finally meets the woman of his dreams -- only to discover she's already dating his friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Glanz
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Jason Bateman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jenny Slate

Left broke and homeless by his wealthy parents' divorce, a young man moves in with an old friend and finally meets the woman of his dreams -- only to discover she's already dating his friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Glanz
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Jason Bateman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jenny Slate
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