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May 14, 2017   Leave a Comment Photo Alert

Billy Crudup attends the “Alien: Covenant” World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on May 4, 2017 in London, England. View // here

Now It’s hard to tell if people know actor Billy Crudup more for his face or for his voice. A few years on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages led to the screen, where he’s played all sorts of roles for the past two decades: Real-life runner Steve Prefontaine in “Without Limits,” guitarist Russell in “Almost Famous,” big, blue Dr. Manhattan in “Watchmen,” and two great parts last year: Gentle, smiling William in “20th Century Women” and the nameless journalist in “Jackie.” He shifts gears with “Alien: Covenant,” in which his character must take on the challenge of becoming captain of a spaceship, even though he’s probably not ready for the responsibility. But why might you know Crudup’s deep, mellifluous voice? He had a 14-year run showing it off in the popular series of MasterCard ads that featured the word “priceless.” Crudup, 48, spoke about “Alien” and his career — in that voice — by phone from London. Read More: // here