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    “It’s The Best Script I Ever Read”: Cillian Murphy On Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

    Cillian Murphy is one of the most talented actors Hollywood has to offer. The Irish actor has played all kinds of roles in a variety of genre films in his successful career. His association with Christopher Nolan has been in several films. But he was always the supporting actor in them.

    Murphy is now heading Nolan’s upcoming biographical drama ‘Oppenheimer‘ in which he plays the role of the titular nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Recently, the 46-year-old called it the best script he has ever read. So let’s find out in detail what Murphy said.

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    Cillian Murphy Talks About ‘Oppenheimer’

    Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer
    Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Cillian Murphy is finally playing the lead role in a Christopher Nolan film after doing supporting parts in ‘Inception’, ‘Dunkirk‘, and the ‘Dark Knight‘ trilogy. He is playing J. Robert Oppenheimer in ‘Oppenheimer.’

    In an interview with Rolling Stone UK, Murphy called Oppenheimer “one of the most complicated and layered people”. He also praised Nolan’s writing of the film. “It’s the best script I ever read,” he said

    I think the film is sensational. As a person who loves films — I’m not saying it ’cause I’m in the fucking thing, I hate looking at myself — but as a lover of film, as a cinephile, I’m a Chris Nolan fan,” Murphy added.

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    Murphy Revealed How He Prepared For The Role

    The 'Peaky Blinders' star in a still from 'Oppenheimer'
    Cillian Murphy in a still from ‘Oppenheimer’

    In the same interview, Murphy talked about how he prepared for the role of a nuclear scientist. “I’m never going to have the intellectual capability — not many of us do — but I loved listening,” he said.

    He added, “With that intellect — which I think can actually be a burden — you’re not seeing stuff in the normal plane that we do. Everything is multifaceted and about to collapse.”

    Based on the 2005 non-fiction book ‘American Prometheus’, the film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon. It is slated to release in the US and the UK on July 21, 2023.

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