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Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
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May 25, 1976
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Cilly
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations.
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Some Facts
He is the first actor to play a DC Comics villain (The Scarecrow) in three consecutive films. Gene Hackman played Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor in three films but did not appear consecutively.
Though he did not get the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005), he did get to wear the batsuit during an audition with Christopher Nolan.
He used to play in a Frank Zappa-influenced band called 'Sons of Mr. Greengenes' with his brother.
Is an avid fan of video games.
He greatly admires actor Liam Neeson. Looks at him as a surrogate movie dad.
Personal Quotes
"I don't know if anyone will ever sit beside me on a plane again." - On his role as a terrorist in Red Eye (2005).
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"Well, we are doppelgangers." - On that Howard Stern nearly played Scarecrow, Cillian's role in Batman Begins (2005), in an early attempted adaptation.
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I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out. For me it originally came out through music, then segued into acting and came out through there. I always needed to get up and perform.
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"You're an actor who's Irish, not an Irish actor. And you shouldn't be limited by your extraction." - On breaking the Irish type cast.
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It's basically lazy journalism if they say I'm the new Colin Farrell. This thing about heat, it's all just hot air.
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Filmography
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