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    “I Have Never Witnessed A Greater Sacrifice”: Robert Downey Jr Praises Co-star Cillian Murphy For His ‘Oppenheimer’ Role Dedication

    The Christopher Nolan movie ‘Oppenheimerhas been one of the most awaited films from his filmography. There are so many factors that made the movie this exciting. Along with the making of the movie, it is also the cast that drags in attention. With Cillian Murphy in the lead, accompanied by Florence Pugh and Robert Downey Jr, the film is just extraordinary. 

    Both the makers and the actors of the film have made many sacrifices to bring the movie to what it is seen on screen today. The passion shown by Cillian Murphy in excelling in his character has won praise from his co-star Robert Downey Jr. Here’s more about the sacrifices that the lead actor went through to portray real-life Oppenheimer on screen. 

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    Robert Downey Jr Praises Cillian Murphy’s Sacrifices

    Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. in Oppenheimer
    Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. in Oppenheimer

    It was in an interview with People Magazine that Robert Downey Jr praised his co-actor. “We’d be like, ‘Hey, we got a three-day weekend. Maybe we’ll go antiquing in Santa Fe. What are you going to do?’ ‘Oh, I have to learn 30,000 words of Dutch. Have a nice time.’ But that’s the nature of the ask,” the Iron Man actor explained. He pointed out the measure to which the actor went on to get the role right. “I have never witnessed a greater sacrifice by a lead actor in my career,” shared Downey Jr. 

    Obviously, trying to showcase a real-life person in front of the camera can be hard as one needs to tone to the character physically.  Oppenheimer was a person who was “very slim” and “never ate”, as shared by the actor. Thus Cillian Murphy lost weight to resemble that persona. Emily Blunt, who was part of the Oppenheimer cast also shared the struggles Murphy went through to perfect his role. “He had such a monumental undertaking. And he could only eat, like, an almond every day, “ the actress said in an interview with Extra

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    ‘Oppenheimer’: From The Script To The Screens

    Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy in the red carpet
    Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy in the red carpet

    The creator of masterpieces, Christopher Nolan has gone yards to bring out this epic biographical thriller film. From the biography that took two decades of research and 500 plus pages, the maker had to reduce it to a duration of 3 hours. 

    In an interview with Vulture, Nolan shares how designed his actors to get into character. In the script, the scenes are very, very stripped down. So you have to push your actors to come in with a bigger sense of the world, and walk through the door into the scene knowing what they just said to the security guard outside or whatever coming in,” he said

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