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22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Billy Crudup - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Billy Crudup - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams John Slattery, Michael Keaton , Liev Schreiber - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton , Liev Schreiber - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Press Room at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber

Spotlight Review

Extraordinary

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on a true story, this is a journalistic procedural following a team of newspaper writers who take on a corrupt system. The outcome is well-known (they won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the global investigation into child abuse by Catholic priests), but the film is still utterly riveting, beautifully written and played to perfection.

In 2001, the Boston Globe's investigative Spotlight team is working to report the biggest stories in the city. So newly arrived senior editor Marty (Liev Schreiber) asks them to find out if there's truth to rumours that the local Catholic Archdiocese is covering up abuse. But he's unaware that the church controls the city, and the Spotlight writers (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d'Arcy James) quickly encounter heavy resistance from the establishment. As they persistently dig deeper, they realise that the story is exponentially bigger than anyone thought it was. Two lawyers (Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup) prove to be crucial in this process, as the team works to prove that the Cardinal (Len Cariou) has been covering up abuse for decades.

Cleverly, writer Josh Singer and writer-director Tom McCarthy never play this story for its salacious details. Instead, they focus on the people involved, which gives the film a strong sense of what's at stake here and the urgency of getting the story exactly right. It's a rare movie that can maintain this balance, gripping the audience and building suspense without ever tipping over into sensationalism. And the filmmakers bring out some strong emotional resonance in sensitive conversations between the journalists and the victims. All of this is expertly played by actors who stir in personal details without letting their characters' side-stories interfere with the larger narrative. They also resist the temptation to overplay the material, letting the facts of the case provide every gut-punch.

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25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards

Billy Crudup - 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Outside Arrivals at Cipriani Wall St. - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 30th November 2015

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Mary-louise Parker Details Dark Days In New Memoir


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The Weeds star was left to raise her son alone after the baby's father, actor Crudup, ended their relationship in 2003 and reportedly struck up a new romance with fellow Hollywood star Claire Danes.

Both Parker and Crudup have stayed silent on the issue for years, but the actress has now detailed the dark times she experienced in her new book Dear Mr. You.

The memoir is written in the form of letters, and one note is addressed to a cab driver who she cursed at in a fit of rage shortly after her relationship ended, and she was ordered out of the car with the words "I don't want you anymore."

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The Stanford Prison Experiment Trailer


It's 1971 and University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo wants to try a new social and psychological experiment. The idea was to take 18 young, well-adjusted males and put half in the role of a prison guard and half in the role of a prison inmate. It quickly became apparent that the guards would dominate this situation and take their new job roles to the extreme.

Though all the volunteers know they're being watch by Zimbardo and his colleagues, this didn't seem to make much difference to how the guards react. Not willing to put up with the actions of the guards, soon the submissive prisoners decide to rebel and take matters into their own hands. As the volunteers fall deeper into their new lives, Zimbardo becomes fascinated by the results and how quickly the situation escalates. When rules start to get broken, when should enough be enough?

The Stanford Prison Experiment is a psychological thriller based on true events. The results of Zimbardo's test were published in a book named The Lucifer Effect.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez and stars a number of young actors including Michael Angarano, Moises Arias & Ezra Miller.

Billy Crudup Fell Asleep At Justin Theroux's Tame Bachelor Party


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Billy Crudup fell asleep at Justin Theroux's bachelor party.

Jimmy Kimmel threw the bash for a reluctant Justin, 44, who only agreed after the chat show host ''bullied'' him into it, but the shindig was such a tame affair that one of the guests even fell asleep.

Speaking about the party, which was held at his home with his wife and baby upstairs, Jimmy joked: ''It was the most G-rated party. My wife and baby were at your bachelor party.''

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Claire Danes Opens Up On Scandalous Billy Crudup Romance


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Claire Danes found criticism of her romance with Billy Crudup ''scary''.

Billy left his girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker, who was seven months pregnant with their child, in 2003 for Claire, his 'Stage Beauty' co-star, and the 'Homeland' actress insists the relationship was something she ''needed to explore'' despite the trauma it caused.

Speaking about how people reacted to their romance, Claire told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show: ''That was a scary thing. That was really hard. I didn't know how to not do that.

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Spotlight Trailer


Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight Team; an investigative division focused on justice and whistle-blowing. When accusations of child sex abuse by members of the Catholic Church arise, he leads the team into their latest case, determined to uncover the truth about a morally questionable priest and his scandalous activities across six different parishes over the course of several decades. It is alleged that the church knew what was going on, but chose not to act and hold their reputation above the welfare of their children. Not only that, but past statements from attorneys don't appear to add up and a delicate battle ensues with the government and police all getting involved as the Boston Globe take on the church. There's a large team at the newspaper working on bringing this case into the open once and for all, and they refuse to let these atrocities be swept under the rug another time.

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Billy Crudup Took Endurance Test Without Proper Training


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Watchmen star Billy Crudup fears his competitive streak is out of control after signing up for a recent endurance race without the proper training.

The actor admits winning and not quitting was a big thing in his house when he was growing up, and he still takes on challenges to be the best man he can be.

However, even he admits he was stupid to fly to Lake Tahoe, Nevada for an extreme fitness test.

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Blood Ties Review


OK

While the story centres on twisted moral dilemmas, this 1970s-set thriller takes such a hesitant, internalised approach that if never lets viewers under the characters' skin. As a result, there's virtually no spark of real life here, despite the presence of several fine actors and a twisty plot that focusses on how decisions affect relationships. It's an oddly muted approach to events that really should have a much stronger emotional jolt.

It's 1974 Brooklyn, where Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released after 10 years in prison. His police detective brother Frank (Billy Crudup) offers help with finding a place to stay, getting a job and escaping his former life of crime, but the options are limited. While trying to reconnect with his junkie-prostitute ex Monica (Marion Cotillard), Chris also begins dating the younger Natalie (Mila Kunis). And he finds himself drifting back into his old gangster role. This causes a conflict of interest for Frank in his work as a cop, especially since he's further compromised by having an affair with Vanessa (Zoe Saldana), whose boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) he's just put in jail.

Filmmaker Guillaume Canet is remaking the 2008 French thriller Rivals (in which he played the Frank character), and he recreates the period beautifully, shooting the film in a grainy 1970s style that emphasises character over action. So it's odd that the characters feel so thinly written, with most of the ambiguity drained from each moral issue they face. Much of this is because everyone is pushing their emotions away and internalising their thought processes so no one else can see them. But this leaves the audience out in the cold. And as a result, everything feels obvious and inevitable, which makes it impossible to get involved as events escalate. It's as if these people are tragic losers, so no amount of sympathy will save them.

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Blood Ties Trailer


Frank is a remarkable cop with a lot to look forward to in his life, but as happy as he is, he still has major worries for the people around him. His brother Chris has just been released from prison after a gang-related murder several years ago. Frank wants to make sure Chris stays on the straight and narrow as he rebuilds his shattered life, and offers him shelter, a job and an opportunity to restore his relationships with his former wife Monica and his children. However, Chris also finds himself reconnecting with some old 'friends' and it soon becomes clear that he has no intention of living straight. All Frank wants is a happy and secure family, but if he keeps trying to save his wayward brother's back from the law, he could find himself facing an uncertain future in the force.

'Blood Ties' is the Hollywood re-make of Jacques Maillot's 2008 French film 'Les liens du sang' which is also adapted from the novel by Bruno and Michel Papet. It has been directed by Guillaume Canet ('Little White Lies', 'Tell No One', 'Whatever You Say') and co-written by James Gray ('Two Lovers', 'We Own the Night', 'The Yards') and is due to appear in theatres on March 21st 2014.

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Billy Crudup Staging Sundance Concert Of William H. Macy Film Songs


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Actors Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin are set to show off their musical skills at Utah's Sundance Film Festival by taking the tunes they perform in William H. Macy's feature film directorial debut to the stage following its big premiere.

The Fargo star stepped behind the camera for upcoming drama Rudderless, about a grieving father, played by Crudup, who forms a band to perform the songs secretly composed by his recently-deceased son.

Rudderless has been selected to close Robert Redford's annual independent film event later this month (26Jan14), and MACy is planning to celebrate the project with a concert of the film's songs.

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Billy Crudup

Date of birth

8th July, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.74


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Spotlight Movie Review

Spotlight Movie Review

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on...

The Stanford Prison Experiment Trailer

The Stanford Prison Experiment Trailer

It's 1971 and University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo wants to try a new social and...

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Spotlight Trailer

Spotlight Trailer

Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight...

Blood Ties Movie Review

Blood Ties Movie Review

While the story centres on twisted moral dilemmas, this 1970s-set thriller takes such a hesitant,...

Blood Ties Trailer

Blood Ties Trailer

Frank is a remarkable cop with a lot to look forward to in his life,...

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The Watch Movie Review

The Watch Movie Review

You'd think that a film written by Stern (the surprisingly witty Mr Popper's Penguins) and...

The Watch Trailer

The Watch Trailer

The Watch are Costco manager Evan, father of a teenage daughter Bob, police reject Franklin...

Neighborhood Watch Trailer

Neighborhood Watch Trailer

Evan Trautwig is a manager at Costco. One day, his friend, who is a security...

Thin Ice Trailer

Thin Ice Trailer

Mickey Prohaska is a small time insurance agent living in Wisconsin. He has grown apart...

Eat Pray Love Movie Review

Eat Pray Love Movie Review

An intriguing story brimming with possibilities is softened beyond all meaning by this glossy Hollywood...

Eat Pray Love Trailer

Eat Pray Love Trailer

Liz Gilbert always thought that being successful in her work and home life would be...

Public Enemies Movie Review

Public Enemies Movie Review

Combining artful filmmaking with a true story, this internalised thriller keeps us thoroughly involved in...

Public Enemies Trailer

Public Enemies Trailer

Watch the trailer for Public Enemies.Public Enemies was a name given to bank robbers and...

Watchmen Movie Review

Watchmen Movie Review

The year is 1985. The Cold War rages on. While serving his fifth consecutive term...

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