The famous movies of his includes Jesus’ Son in 1999, Almost Famous and Walking the Dead in 2000, Charlotte Gray in 2001, Big Fish in 2003, Stage Beauty in 2004, Trust the Man in 2005, Mission Impossible III in 2006, Dedication in 2007, Pretty Bird in 2008, Public Enemies and Watchmen in 2009, Eat Pray and Love in 2010, Too Big to Fail in 2011, The Watch in 2012, Blood Ties in 2013, and Rudderless in 2014 among other movies. His plays include Waiting for Godot, Arcadia, The Metal Children, The Elephant Man, Oedipus, The Three Sisters, and America Dreaming.His role of Russel Hammond, Steve Prefontaine, Will Bloom, Dr. For his works, he has been honored with reviews, nominations, and awards.
And for so long they're like koala bears, you just feel a physical responsibility to be there for them to cling to.
He then played movies for the consecutive years Inventing Abbotts in 1997 and Without Limits in 1998. If critics are to be believed, Crudup is more genius as a stage actor than a film star.
("He's a throwback to guys like Pacino and De Niro," Bryan Lourd says.
If Crudup is a star, then maybe, just maybe, he's one of these stars at the very edge of our vision.
Their distance might make us mistake them for less than what they are. " he says."Yeah, Prefontaine.""You're talking about the movie," he says."Absolutely.""I saw that.
"Like them, he's very smart, very understanding about the long haul. Because of that, he'll be around in thirty or forty years.") These stars are so far away that despite their size, despite their potential for energy release, they appear to us very tiny and insignificant.
He looks at Several years ago, Crudup was parking cars at a place in south Florida. It brings a lot of change.' There he was, changing my guitar strings. In truth, thus far Billy Crudup has been a bit of a Zelig, a cipher, an invisible man. "I have no desire to be one." That may be so--it really may be so. Instructive in this search is the knowledge that some popular entertainers would have you know that their purposes are more serious than entertainment, that their success at being creative is in itself a paradox, that they are more inward-focused and substantial than all that. What could be more substantial than pleasing the masses? Than looking quite excellent, and having a smooth stroke, and setting a good example? Stranger still is that this same Billy Crudup is by acclamation in Hollywood the next thing, the actor who is scheduled to arrive this year, our next star. He had us believing."Led Zeppelin was referenced all through the movie, so we decided to show what we had to Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. "I do enough of these and people create this idea of what I am. Stars send light out into space, where it travels for many years, over distances we call light-years, until, sometimes, it reaches other stars. Billy Crudup lives with a star named Mary-Louise Parker, a veteran stage and movie actress. The play is good, though, and Parker is just plain hot. At intermission, he steps outside for a cigarette, where he talks feverishly to a young guy wearing the clunky black glasses that decorate the faces of New Yorkers now, lighting one cigarette off another, standing in the very spot where he picked me up in the family SUV this morning. He nods at several of them, stares a few people in the face. He seems to enjoy some power--being public, being open, being Crudup--that allows him to light himself slowly, throughout the day, until he illuminates into a look that tells people what he is, at least for the time being.
"It was," he says, "sort of one-weekish."He is extraordinarily talented and memorable, but only for a very short time. It seems to me like a good, brotherly thing to do, a generous act, or at the very least somewhat thoughtful."Let me ask you about the car," I say."I wish you wouldn't," he says. What's worse is that Crudup looks wounded that I would ask."You paint your picture of me, who I am, what I'm interested in, what I like, what I'm like when I'm not talking about a movie or whatever work I'm in." He's pensive now, squinting as he talks, reeling in the casual gestures, cooling the surface even more. Crudup is there, shaven, clothes crisp and unrumpled, looking impossibly younger (he's thirty-two) than he had on the golf course. No one locks in on Crudup, though he's looking for the first time today like a movie star--streetside, beneath the marquee, in the drizzle, Marlboro dangling from the corner of his mouth.
He insists that all his movie roles to date have been small, even his lead in Waking the Dead, though actually it was the movie that was small. "The thing about Billy is that he takes two looks," says Crowe. For instance, he offers that he bought his car to share with his brothers, who also live in New York. But this is not family--this is a sport-utility vehicle. That's what most actors want."I head back to the lobby to gawk at the still photos of Mary-Louise Parker.
So gigantic that the terms used to describe stars are conceptual: It would take five million earths to fill this star. Billy Crudup, by contrast and by independent authority, is small. He looks for all the world like someone you might meet three times a day. He hates the mythology others (publicists, mostly) have set up for him--that he was a wrestler in college, that he's a master chess player--with only a marginal basis in fact. He watches chess in Washington Square Park.) Still, he displays the traditional movie star's refusal to help draw the picture, talking about himself only by discussing the roles he's played, forcing the conversations away from the facts of his life, even when people have them wrong. I'm thinking that she's taller than I would have guessed, that she's bigger than he is.
Crudup has a six year-old child with Parker; the couple notoriously split in 2007, shortly before Crudup dating his "Stage Beauty" co-star, Claire Danes.