Monday Hunk Who Reads – Billy Crudup

Billy crudup

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Billy Crudup

I simply HAD to see if this hunk was a reader after seeing him in Stage Beauty last week. He was absolutely incredible in that movie–I was literally on the edge of my seat during one of the scenes, it was so compelling. Thank you for alerting me to this movie!

Anyway, here’s a picture of him helping his son sign up for a library card! It was part of a fundraiser for the NYPL Young Cubs program.

And in 2009 he participated in the NYPL’s Young Lions Awards for fiction. The award honors the works of authors age 35 and under who are making an indelible impression on the world of literature. Here’s a picture of him with one of the finalists.

In October of 2011, he participated in a fundraiser with several other stars for  the Starry Night Stories fundraiser, a benefit for Children of Bellevue’s Reach Out and Read program. Crudup reads the children’s book Duck for President. Here are some highlights (which include Crudup):

In the movie Dedication, he plays a children’s book author, and in this interview, he reveals that his favorite kid’ books are Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree.

Reading is sexy people!

So that’s this week’s Hunk Who Reads. If you like these articles, please comment. They’re fun to write, but are time-consuming 🙂 — on that note, if you run across any photos of hunks reading, please let me know. If you know of an intellectual hunk you’d like to see profiled, let me know that too.

For further opportunities to idolize men and books:

Do you have any photos of male celebrities reading?

Come back next Monday to see the next Hunk Who Reads…

Past Hunks Who Read/Related Articles:

*previous Ovaries Exploding Award winner

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  1. What a fun series! I wish these items would show up in US weekly instead of “celebrities — they eat ice cream, too!”

    I found your blog from the #myWANA tag on twitter 🙂

    • Glad you found it, thanks for stopping by! I know, I wish our society could focus on things such as this instead of inanities, like you said…

  2. Oh, I like Steph’s idea:-) You should pitch these article to Writer’s Digest or something. They’re sooo fun!

  3. Very cool. I like these posts.

  4. Cristin Harber

     /  July 16, 2012

    I love these posts. It’s a great reminder on what can make a man a hunk. 🙂

  5. Cristin Harber

     /  July 17, 2012

    Oh yeah, and I tagged you in a seven sentence meme!

  6. I *love* him in Dedication. It’s such a fantastic romance with him as a very flawed (extremely cynical and probably mentally ill) hero. It’s a must-see.

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