Robert Downey Jr. has “by no means witnessed a higher sacrifice” by an actor than Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’

Robert Downey Jr. says he has “by no means witnessed a higher sacrifice” by an actor than by Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer.

The brand new biopic, which hit cinemas on Friday (July 21) stars Murphy as scientist and “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer.

In an interview with Folks, his co-stars Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh lauded his dedication to the function.

The previous stated: “I’ve by no means witnessed a higher sacrifice by a lead actor in my profession.
“He knew it was going to be a behemoth ask when Chris referred to as him. However I feel he additionally had the humility that’s required to outlive taking part in a job like this.

Downey Jr. added: “We’d be like, ‘Hey, we acquired a three-day weekend. Possibly we’ll go antiquing in Santa Fe. What are you going to do?’ ‘Oh, I’ve to be taught 30,000 phrases of Dutch. Have a pleasant time.’ However that’s the character of the ask.”

Robert Downey Jr. attends the UK Premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’ on July 13, 2023 in London, England. Credit score: Kate Inexperienced/Getty Photos for Common Photos.

Talking of Murphy, Pugh added: “Chris [Nolan] had one of the unimaginable leads in Cillian.

“He’s an actor that I’ve been waiting for fairly a while and have been determined to work with for ages. You’d must be mad to say no. It was actually among the best experiences that I’ve had.

“Working with him was massively spectacular. Each single day he exhibits up understanding each single doable approach, intonation, inflection of the right way to carry this character to life. That was massively spectacular to me. There’s a cause why he is among the greats.”

Talking to NME about getting ready for the function, Murphy stated: “I didn’t exit a lot. I didn’t socialise a lot, primarily due to the quantity of labor I needed to do… I turned so immersed within the function.”

In a five-star assessment of OppenheimerNME wrote: “Not simply the definitive account of the person behind the atom bomb, Oppenheimer is a monumental achievement in grown-up filmmaking.

“For years, Nolan has been perfecting the artwork of the intense blockbuster – crafting sensible, finely-tuned multiplex epics that demand consideration; that may’t be watched wherever aside from in a cinema, uninterrupted, with out distractions. However this, in some way, feels greater.”


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