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BILLY CRUDUP has earned critical accolades throughout his career for his consistently lauded performances on both stage and screen. Most recently, Crudup starred in David Leveaux's production of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia” for which he received his fourth Tony Award nomination. He also appeared as Timothy Geithner in the critically acclaimed HBO ensemble film TOO BIG TO FAIL.

Next year, Crudup will star in the anticipated NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH,along with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill, set for Summer 2012 release, and THE LONGEST WEEK, along with Olivia Wilde and Jason Bateman, also set for 2012.

Crudup made his motion picture debut in Barry Levinson's SLEEPERS, opposite Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric, followed by Woody Allen's EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU and Pat O'Connor's INVENTING THE ABBOTTS. Crudup 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.

He then starred in the critically acclaimed JESUS' SON, opposite Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Denis Leary, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and he reunited with Jennifer Connelly in the acclaimed WAKING THE DEAD. Crudup also starred in Cameron Crowe's Academy Award®-winning ALMOST FAMOUS, along with Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson.

Crudup's other film credits include CHARLOTTE GRAY,opposite Cate Blanchett; Tim Burton's fantasy tale BIG FISH, also starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, and Albert Finney; STAGE BEAUTY,opposite Claire Danes; TRUST THE MAN, with Julianne Moore; J.J. Abrams' MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, opposite Tom Cruise; and Robert De Niro's THE GOOD SHEPHERD, alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.

In 2009, Crudup played J. Edgar Hoover in Michael Mann's PUBLIC ENEMIESand starred as Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's hit comic-book adaptation, WATCHMEN. He also appeared in the box office hit EAT PRAY LOVE, starring alongside Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and James Franco.

On the stage, Crudup won a "Best Performance by a Featured Actor” Tony for his role in the Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia. He also received Tony nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and Martin McDonough's The Pillowman. Crudup 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” and a Theater World Award. He was also honored with the Clarence Derwent Award from Actor's Equity for "Outstanding Broadway Debut”. Crudup has also appeared on Broadway in William Inge's BUS STOP and in the Roundabout Theater's production of Three Sisters, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. He has 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.

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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