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Why You Should Not Forget About Cillian Murphy

He's the bestest.

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This movie challenges even the most creative of minds. Danny Boyle's humanitarian sci-fi masterpiece is a must see for everyone who ever dreamed of the stars. Not to mention, he gets in a fist fight with Captain America and that is pretty sexy.

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He was the star of one of the most beloved zombie films of the new era of zombie films, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. He wasn't even afraid to let us see his winky.

He was the star of one of the most beloved zombie films of the new era of zombie films, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. He wasn't even afraid to let us see his winky.

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He travels with his ukulele and, according to The Wind That Shakes the Barley co-star Liam Cunningham, is "still a great singer and a dab hand at the guitar."

He travels with his ukulele and, according to The Wind That Shakes the Barley co-star Liam Cunningham, is "still a great singer and a dab hand at the guitar."

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Although he professes a fear of interviews and eschews chat shows, Cillian comes across as an articulate, smart, down-to-earth, progressive person. In 2004, he lent his high profile to Focus Ireland to spotlight the issue of homelessness. Alongside UNICEF Ambassador Stephen Rea and other cast members, he helped raise €100,000 for UNICEF Ireland at the Breakfast on Pluto premiere in Dublin in 2006.

Although he professes a fear of interviews and eschews chat shows, Cillian comes across as an articulate, smart, down-to-earth, progressive person. In 2004, he lent his high profile to Focus Ireland to spotlight the issue of homelessness. Alongside UNICEF Ambassador Stephen Rea and other cast members, he helped raise €100,000 for UNICEF Ireland at the Breakfast on Pluto premiere in Dublin in 2006.

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In May 2008, Cillian shot Peacock alongside Oscar nominee Ellen Page and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.

In May 2008, Cillian shot Peacock alongside Oscar nominee Ellen Page and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.

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Cillian played Robert Fischer in the awe-inspiring modern day epic Inception.

Cillian played Robert Fischer in the awe-inspiring modern day epic Inception.

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In TRON: Legacy, Cillian played an uncredited role as Edward Dillinger, Jr.

In TRON: Legacy, Cillian played an uncredited role as Edward Dillinger, Jr.

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He is noted for his chameleonic range and intense performances.

He is noted for his chameleonic range and intense performances.

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He did this.

He did this.

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Blessed with startlingly blue eyes, preternaturally high cheekbones, and full lips, Cillian can become bloodcurdling or bewitching.

Blessed with startlingly blue eyes, preternaturally high cheekbones, and full lips, Cillian can become bloodcurdling or bewitching.

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He was Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, the physically weak but dangerous villain of Batman Begins.

He was Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, the physically weak but dangerous villain of Batman Begins.

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I mentioned it already, but I feel like it needs mentioning again - Capa in Danny Boyle's Sunshine.

I mentioned it already, but I feel like it needs mentioning again - Capa in Danny Boyle's Sunshine.

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He is humble. He was Claudio in the Bickerstaffe's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the 1998 Kilkenny Arts Festival. Although the production was critically acclaimed, Cillian does not have fond memories of the "love interest" role (he refers to him as "the most boring character in the whole play") and has spoken of wanting to revisit the part.

He is humble. He was Claudio in the Bickerstaffe's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the 1998 Kilkenny Arts Festival. Although the production was critically acclaimed, Cillian does not have fond memories of the "love interest" role (he refers to him as "the most boring character in the whole play") and has spoken of wanting to revisit the part.

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As Pig, the male lead in this disturbing story of two teens joined in a strange symbiotic relationship, Cillian painted a vivid picture of the lovelorn Pig and his increasingly violent and erratic behavior.

As Pig, the male lead in this disturbing story of two teens joined in a strange symbiotic relationship, Cillian painted a vivid picture of the lovelorn Pig and his increasingly violent and erratic behavior.

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That face.

That face.

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