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BILLY CRUDUP recently wrapped filming THE GOOD SHEPHERD opposite Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie scheduled for release in December 2006. Most recently, Crudup was seen in the third installment of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE for director J.J. Abrams. He can also be seen opposite Mandy Moore in DEDICATION opening in 2007.

Crudup was seen in the comic fantasy BIG FISH, for director Tim Burton. He also starred in CHARLOTTE GRAY opposite Cate Blanchett and WORLD TRAVELER with Julianne Moore. Prior to that, he starred in the critically acclaimed JESUS' SON opposite Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Denis Leary, which earned him a Best Actor Award from the Paris Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He also appeared in Cameron Crowe's Academy Award winning ALMOST FAMOUS with Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson, and in WAKING THE DEAD with Jennifer Connelly.

He made his motion picture debut in Barry Levinson's SLEEPERS, opposite Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric. He was featured in Woody Allen's EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU and starred in Pat O'Connor's INVENTING THE ABBOTTS. He also played the leading role in critically acclaimed WITHOUT LIMITS, the story of legendary long distance runner Steven Prefontaine, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year.

Equally successful on stage and screen, he most recently starred in the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman” in 2005 for which he received a Tony® nomination. Crudup starred in "The Elephant Man” at the Royale Theater for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a play. He made his Broadway debut as Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia” directed by Trevor Nunn, which won him several awards, including the Outer Critics Circle Award for "Outstanding Debut of an Actor,” a Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award from Actors' Equity for "Outstanding Broadway Debut.”

Crudup has appeared on Broadway in William Inge's "Bus Stop” and in the Roundabout Theatre's production of "Three Sisters” which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. Crudup also appeared in "Oedipus” with Frances McDormand; starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival Production of "Measure for Measure” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; and starred in the off-Broadway run of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” opposite Al Pacino and Steve Buscemi.

Mr. Crudup received his Masters of Fine Arts from New York University and also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in New York City.


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