Equally memorable on the stage and screen, BILLY CRUDUP has
earned critical accolades throughout his career for his consistently lauded
Crudup is currently on Broadway starring alongside Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
and Shuler Hensley in both Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold
Pinter's No Man's Land. Both plays are directed by Sean Mathias and will run
through March 30th.
Crudup will next be seen on screen in Guillaume Canet's crime thriller, Blood
Ties co-starring Clive Owen, Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard. The film, which
premiered at both the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film
Festival, will be in theaters March 21st.
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: the box office hit Eat Pray Love
starring alongside Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and James Franco; Michael
Mann's Public Enemies alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale; Zack Synder's
Watchmen opposite Patrick Wilson; 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 2007, 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, The Pillowman and Arcadia. He is
currently starring in 2 Plays in Rep on Broadway: No Man's Land and Waiting for
Godot, opposite Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Shuler Hensley.
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" and a Theater World
Award. He was also honored with the Clarence Derwent Award from Actor's Equity
for "Outstanding Broadway Debut".
His other stage credits include, 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