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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

May 11, 2017   Leave a Comment ‘Alien: Covenant’

In space, no one can hear you scream – even if you’re screaming in frustration because the ins and stomach-bursting outs of Xenomorph history are leaving you feeling supremely confused. Ahead of the release of Alien Covenant, the latest instalment in the space franchise – although it’s technically a prequel – here’s a quick, chronological rundown of Alien history, and an explanation of how the various films in the series link to each other. Read More: // here

BILLY Crudup has finally embraced his peculiarity as an actor — and it’s working for him. Fifteen years ago, the actor seemed destined for a career as a Hollywood leading man on the back of his charismatic performance as a rock star in Almost Famous. But a taste for offbeat theatre projects, his changing physiognomy, and an international scandal set him on an alternative path. (When Crudup left long-time girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker for Claire Danes in 2003, the headlines were merciless. Parker was pregnant with his son, William, at the time.) Read More: // here