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Also Known As: Patrick Raymond Fugit Died:
Born: October 27, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: actor

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A low-key, likable actor, Patrick Fugit seemingly came out of nowhere to play Cameron Crowe's alter ego in the critically acclaimed and much loved valentine to rock-n-roll, "Almost Famous" (2000). As the wide-eyed, high school reporter at the center of the film's action, Fugit earned his share of accolades and attention. He played similarly naïve but goodhearted quirky love interests in the Michelle Pfeiffer drama "White Oleander" (2002) and as a pastor's skateboarding son romancing a pregnant classmate in the religious satire "Saved!" (2004). Falling a bit off the radar after his quick rise, Fugit starred in a string of little-seen projects, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006) and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009), but returned to the spotlight with an acclaimed supporting role in the retelling of the making of the 1970s groundbreaking Loud family documentary in "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011). Although he did not achieve household name status, Patrick Fugit built an impressive filmography on his own terms and based around his own unique charisma.

A low-key, likable actor, Patrick Fugit seemingly came out of nowhere to play Cameron Crowe's alter ego in the critically acclaimed and much loved valentine to rock-n-roll, "Almost Famous" (2000). As the wide-eyed, high school reporter at the center of the film's action, Fugit earned his share of accolades and attention. He played similarly naïve but goodhearted quirky love interests in the Michelle Pfeiffer drama "White Oleander" (2002) and as a pastor's skateboarding son romancing a pregnant classmate in the religious satire "Saved!" (2004). Falling a bit off the radar after his quick rise, Fugit starred in a string of little-seen projects, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006) and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009), but returned to the spotlight with an acclaimed supporting role in the retelling of the making of the 1970s groundbreaking Loud family documentary in "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011). Although he did not achieve household name status, Patrick Fugit built an impressive filmography on his own terms and based around his own unique charisma.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 List, The (2014)
2.
 B.B. King and I (2012)
3.
 We Bought a Zoo (2011)
4.
 Cinema Verite (2011)
5.
 Horsemen (2009)
7.
 Good Life, The (2007)
10.
 Amateurs, The (2005)
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Milestones close milestones

1995:
Made acting debut in a school production of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"
1998:
First TV appearance on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS)
1998:
Played an early victim of deadly insects in the Fox TV-movie "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants"
2000:
Made a cameo in the CBS TV-movie "Beyond the Prarie: the True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder"
2000:
Starred in Cameron Crowe's acclaimed, semi-autobiographical film "Almost Famous" as a young rock reporter; character was based on writer and director Crowe's experiences as a music journalist
2002:
Co-starred with Alison Lohman in the drama "White Oleander"
2003:
Cast in the dark comedy "Spun" with John Leguizamo and Jason Schwartzman
2004:
Co-starred with Jena Malone and Mandy Moore in the dark comedy about religion "Saved"
2006:
Played the title character in the coming-of-age comedy "Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas"
2006:
Co-starred in "The Amateurs," an independent comedy about a sleepy town that comes together to film a porno
2007:
Appeared in the controversal indie film "Wristcutters: A Love Story"
2009:
Cast as snake boy Evra Von in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"
2011:
Landed a featured role in the HBO movie "Cinema Verite"
2011:
Reunited with director Cameron Crowe with a role in the family feature "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson
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Notes

"During the movie, Cameron [Crowe] said, 'I want rock and roll just coming out of your pores.' I was like, 'All right, I can do that, I'm an actor,' and I started listening to some music and I was like, 'I don't know, I'm not feeling it.' And then I started listening to it more and more, and now that's what I do. I fall asleep listening to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd."---Patrick Fugit to "Almost Famous" co-star Billy Crudup, quoted in Interview September 2000

"I definitely didn't wanna make him look like an ass. I really sometimes felt bad about, you know, how dorky the character would get and how dorky I'd make him look."---Fugit on the pressures of playing a character in "Almost Famous" based on his director Cameron Crowe, quoted in Interview September 2000

"Patrick had that Alfred E. Neuman hair and that wide-eyed quality. He was the real deal.

"The most important thing to me was that Patrick really is a fan. When you see him in the film, looking around a room and absorbing everything, that's exactly how I was."---Cameron Crowe on Fugit, to Time Out New York September 7-14, 2000

Fugit, who reportedly only previously owned one CD, Chumbawumba's 'Tubthumper' prior to "Almost Famous", on taking the role of rock fanatic William Miller: "Cameron [Crowe] said, 'Do you listen to rock?' and I said no. I actually thought Led Zepplin was one person. But then he said 'That's all right, we forgive you.' I put on Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' and I've been musically obsessed ever since."---Fugit quoted in US Weekly October 9, 2000.

"I don't know how you fail drama, but I did it really well." --Fugit talking about his unsuccessful stint in a ninth-grade drama class to US Weekly October 9, 2000

Family close complete family listing

father:
Bruce Fugit. Electrician. Born c. 1948.
mother:
Jan Fugit. Dance instructor. Born c. 1953.

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