Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup confirmed his interest in acting and Broadway early on, earning an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts.

His first big-screen role was in the indie film "Grind," where he played 20-year-old Eddie Dolan, who was just released after an 18-month stretch in prison. In 2000, the actor hit big with audiences and critics in the Cameron Crowe film "Almost Famous," where he got to use his dramatic and comedic abilities in the role of rocker Russell Hammond.

Crudup will star as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan in "The Watchmen." He'll also play opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the film "Public Enemies".

During the 1996 Broadway run of "Bus Stop," Crudup started dating Mary-Louise Parker. He split with the then-pregnant girlfriend in 2004 for his "Stage Beauty" co-star Claire Danes.