Famous as :Actor and musician
Birth Name :Cillian Murphy
Birth Date :May 25, 1976
Birth Place :Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Claim to fame :As Jim in "28 Days Later" (2002)
Cillian didn't immediately get promising roles and thus playing small parts instead as seen in "Zonad", "Intermission", "Girl with a Pearl Earring", and "Cold Mountain" all of which were 2003 productions.
After all, the year 2005 finally saw the fruit of his hard work and tenacity as he began to join the cast of "Batman Begins." Originally auditioned for the main role, Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, he unfortunately lost it to Christian Bale and was instead given the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow by Christopher Nolan who was impressed by his acting talent. The American superhero/action film, based on the comic book fictional character Batman, was released on June 15, 2005 and was a hit, gaining enthusiastic review from professional film critics and was most of all claimed as one of the best films of the year. Well received by fans and moviegoers, as of September 12, 2005 the $135-million budgeted movie earned nearly $204.1 million in the United States alone and collected an approximately $166 million worldwide, making it the second most successful Batman movie next to its 1989 version and third most successful film of summer 2005 next to "War of the Worlds" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith." ...
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Not only such achievement solidified Cillian's acting capability, but also propelled him to the line of most wanted-movie stars. Next off, he played opposite Rachel McAdams in the drama/thriller "Red Eye" (2005) as Jackson Rippner and continued to score another success with an appearance in Neil Jordan's direction entitled "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005) as Patrick "Kitten" Braden, a transvestite prostitute which granted him a 2006 Golden Globe nomination for the category of Best Actor in Musical or Comedy. By 2007, Cillian had three more projects to finish; "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" in which he played opposite Liam Cunningham, "Watching the Detectives" opposite Lucy Liu, and "Sunshine", being in the same scene with Michelle Yeoh, Chris Evans, and Troy Garity.
Apart from the glamour side of Hollywood film industry, this soft-spoken and fair-skinned actor lives a simple life. As of his love life, Cillian married to his long-term girlfriend, Yvonne McGuinness, in August 2004 in Provence, France before previously proposed her while hill walking in Ireland. The couple has a son whom they named Malachy. Overall, Cillian Murphy has proven that he really is a gentleman for he successfully balances his career and ...