Cillian Murphy hung up the phone in shock when Christopher Nolan called to tell him about his new movie, Oppenheimer. Despite being a regular in Nolan films for nearly 20 years, the Irish actor had always played a supporting role. This time, Nolan wanted him to take the initiative.
He said “Listen, I’ve written a movie about Oppenheimer and I want you to be my Oppenheimer,” said Murphy, 46, recently to The Associated Press. “What a wonderful day,”
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Receiving a call from Nolan is never dull for Murphy. Just trying to guess if he will is difficult. He is aware that some films are suited for him and others are not.
Be it publicly or privately I’ve always made it clear to Chris. No matter what I’m always available for him if he ever needs me for a movie. The magnitude of the part doesn’t really matter to me,” he declared. “But deep down inside, I have always been desperate to play lead for him.”
In 2003, Murphy and Nolan first spoke. He was invited in to perform a character screen test for Batman, not just the movie. Murphy wanted to see the director of Insomnia and Memento. Even though he felt he wasn’t the best choice for The Dark Knight. They got along, and Murphy was given the opportunity to channel his evil energy into the role of the villainous psychiatrist Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, who would later feature in all three films. Murphy would also be used by Nolan as a scarred soldier in Dunkirk and a troubled heir to a corporate empire in Inception.
About the Movie Oppenheimer
The flamboyant and contentious theoretical scientist who contributed to the development of the atomic bomb would be the subject of this movie. On July 16, 1945, Oppenheimer and his colleagues at Los Alamos would test it without knowing what would happen. A few weeks later, the US drops those bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Japanese cities. This explosion kills more than ten thousand people. While injuring many others for the rest of their lives. Completely destroying the environment and the livelihood of the people.
Oppenheimer will be in theaters on July 21. The other stars featured in the movie are Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty. Matt Damon as Leslie Groves, Oppenheimer’s peer, Gary Oldman as Harry S. Truman, Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, Gary Oldman, and many others who complete the important figures in and around this tense period of history.