In 2006's The Good Shepherd, he played British spy Arch Cummings, a stand-in for Kim Philby. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in a TV film about 2008's financial crisis, Too Big to Fail (2011).
The same year, he played a supporting role in Mission: Impossible III. A year after graduating, he made his debut on Broadway in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.
He said in 2005 that appearing in the ads "changed my life", in that they gave him the financial freedom to pursue the acting work that he wanted to do. In February 2012, Crudup narrated a five-part television series on the first (of three) stages of the renovation of Madison Square Garden, which was televised on the Madison Square Garden Network.
"Maybe I should have done more with my opportunity. I've just had to figure out what's next."Crudup is in a downtown restaurant here on a recent Friday afternoon, taking a break from shooting his upcoming Netflix thriller series “Gypsy” (his first notable TV role).As of Wednesday, a piece of his post-A-list strategy will be in evidence.The actor will have two art-house movies out simultaneously: Mike Mills' semi-autobiographical 1979-set dramedy "20th Century Women,” in which he plays an adrift working-class male in a sea of enlightened women, and Pablo Larrain's recently released Jackie Kennedy snapshot, "Jackie," as a reporter who turns up at Hyannis Port shortly after JFK’s assassination to interview the grieving widow.He then studied at the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994.Crudup began acting in films such as 1996's Sleepers, 1997's Inventing the Abbotts and 1998's Without Limits, where he played the role of running legend and Olympian Steve Prefontaine.