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2nd Jul '14 7:14:03 PM TVRulezAgain
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/screen_shot_2013-12-22_at_10_25_07_pm_6805.png]] ->''"Cillian Murphy, who has angelic looks that can turn sinister, is one of the most elegantly seductive monsters in recent movies."'' -->-- '''David Denby''', ''The New Yorker'' review of ''Film/RedEye'' Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor known mostly for three things. First, his chameleon-like ability to adapt to a wide variety of roles and seem to inhabit them. Second, his amazingly blue eyes, and third, being extremely pretty. He was born on May 25, 1976 and started his career in entertainment as a rock musician. Cillian is a rather private fellow, and he doesn't normally discuss his personal life in interviews. ---- A sampling of the works he has been in: * ''Film/DiscoPigs'' * ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' * ''Film/{{Intermission}}'' * ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (He was cast as a butcher, which is quite ironic, because he's a vegetarian) * ''The Way We Live Now'' * ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (With cameo appearances in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'') * ''Film/RedEye'' * ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' * ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'' * ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' * ''Film/PerriersBounty'' * ''Film/{{Peacock}}'' * ''Film/{{Inception}}'' * ''Film/WatchingTheDetectives'' * ''Film/TronLegacy'' (uncredited cameo) * ''Film/InTime'' * ''Film/RedLights'' * ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' ---- !! He provides examples of: * AttractiveBentGender: When he plays the transgender Kitten in ''BreakfastOnPluto'', he isn't exactly unattractive. [[http://www.moviecritic.com.au/images/cillian-murphy-as-kitten-in-breakfast-on-pluto-dra1.jpg At all.]] The same goes for his role in ''Peacock''. He also currently provides the trope picture as well. * DoingItForTheArt: He has said this is the Number One reason he does many of his films and he almost never does it for money. * DyeingForYourArt ** For certain roles, he's often lost and gained weight to look convincing as a certain character. ** For ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', he underwent astronaut and stunt training, along with taking certain science courses to get into his physicist character. ** For ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'', he often hung out with transgender people and did research on women's beauty regiments. * FakeAmerican: In quite a few of his roles. He does the accent very well, especially considering how notoriously hard the Irish Accent is to shed. * OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer". He's also stated excitement for Peter Capaldi's casting for ''Series/DoctorWho''. * PromotedFanboy: He's stated he was a big fan of the first ''Film/{{Tron}}'' movie. He later got a cameo on ''Film/TronLegacy''. * SelfDeprecation: When asked how he would've portrayed Batman, he laughed and said, "Come on, do I really look like Batman material to you?" ** According to one fan that met him, she complimented him and called him attractive, earning her a look of surprise from him. * TypeCasting: After ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/RedEye'' came out in the same year and became {{Star Making Role}}s for him, he became best known to mainstream movie goers for playing incredibly creepy villains. He's sworn off playing villains again, however, in the hopes of averting this. ** Meanwhile, in most of his more independent productions, he's known for playing [[TheEveryman everyman]] type characters. ----
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/screen_shot_2013-12-22_at_10_25_07_pm_6805.png]] ->''"Cillian Murphy, who has angelic looks that can turn sinister, is one of the most elegantly seductive monsters in recent movies."'' -->-- '''David Denby''', ''The New Yorker'' review of ''Film/RedEye'' Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor known mostly for three things. First, his chameleon-like ability to adapt to a wide variety of roles and seem to inhabit them. Second, his amazingly blue eyes, and third, being extremely pretty. He was born on May 25, 1976 and started his career in entertainment as a rock musician. Cillian is a rather private fellow, and he doesn't normally discuss his personal life in interviews. ---- A sampling of the works he has been in: * ''Film/DiscoPigs'' * ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' * ''Film/{{Intermission}}'' * ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (He was cast as a butcher, which is quite ironic, because he's a vegetarian) * ''The Way We Live Now'' * ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (With cameo appearances in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'') * ''Film/RedEye'' * ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' * ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'' * ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' * ''Film/PerriersBounty'' * ''Film/{{Peacock}}'' * ''Film/{{Inception}}'' * ''Film/WatchingTheDetectives'' * ''Film/TronLegacy'' (uncredited cameo) * ''Film/InTime'' * ''Film/RedLights'' * ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' ---- !! He provides examples of: * AttractiveBentGender: When he plays the transgender Kitten in ''BreakfastOnPluto'', he isn't exactly unattractive. [[http://www.moviecritic.com.au/images/cillian-murphy-as-kitten-in-breakfast-on-pluto-dra1.jpg At all.]] The same goes for his role in ''Peacock''. He also currently provides the trope picture as well. * DoingItForTheArt: He has said this is the Number One reason he does many of his films and he almost never does it for money. * DyeingForYourArt ** For certain roles, he's often lost and gained weight to look convincing as a certain character. ** For ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', he underwent astronaut and stunt training, along with taking certain science courses to get into his physicist character. ** For ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'', he often hung out with transgender people and did research on women's beauty regiments. * FakeAmerican: In quite a few of his roles. He does the accent very well, especially considering how notoriously hard the Irish Accent is to shed. * OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer". He's also stated excitement for Peter Capaldi's casting for ''Series/DoctorWho''. * PromotedFanboy: He's stated he was a big fan of the first ''Film/{{Tron}}'' movie. He later got a cameo on ''Film/TronLegacy''. * SelfDeprecation: When asked how he would've portrayed Batman, he laughed and said, "Come on, do I really look like Batman material to you?" ** According to one fan that met him, she complimented him and called him attractive, earning her a look of surprise from him. * TypeCasting: After ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/RedEye'' came out in the same year and became {{Star Making Role}}s for him, he became best known to mainstream movie goers for playing incredibly creepy villains. He's sworn off playing villains again, however, in the hopes of averting this. ** Meanwhile, in most of his more independent productions, he's known for playing [[TheEveryman everyman]] type characters. ----[[redirect:Creator/CillianMurphy]]
13th Jun '14 11:53:43 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ''BreakfastOnPluto'' * ''TheWindThatShakesTheBarley''
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* ''PerriersBounty'' * ''{{Peacock}}''
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* ''{{Watching The Detectives}}''
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* ''InTime''
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24th Feb '14 1:20:18 AM KizunaTallis
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* OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer". He's also stated a love for ''Series/DoctorWho''.
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* OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer". He's also stated a love excitement for Peter Capaldi's casting for ''Series/DoctorWho''.
24th Feb '14 1:06:40 AM KizunaTallis
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* OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer".
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* OneOfUs: Was a fan of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he describes himself as an "avid gamer". He's also stated a love for ''Series/DoctorWho''.
10th Feb '14 9:54:03 AM KizunaTallis
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* DyeingForYourArt ** For certain roles, he's often lost and gained weight to look convincing as a certain character. ** For ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', he underwent astronaut and stunt training, along with taking certain science courses to get into his physicist character. ** For ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'', he often hung out with transgender people and did research on women's beauty regiments.
1st Feb '14 5:57:52 PM KizunaTallis
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* DoingItForTheArt: He has said this is the only reason he does many of his films and he almost never does it for Money.
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* DoingItForTheArt: He has said this is the only Number One reason he does many of his films and he almost never does it for Money.money.

* DoingItForTheArt: He has said this is the only reason he does many OneOfUs: Was a fan of his films ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' long before auditioning for ''Batman Begins'', and he almost never does it for Money.describes himself as an "avid gamer". * PromotedFanboy: He's stated he was a big fan of the first ''Film/{{Tron}}'' movie. He later got a cameo on ''Film/TronLegacy''.

* TypeCasting: After ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/RedEye'', he became best-known for being an incredibly creepy villain. He's sworn off playing villains again, though, which is really quite tragic.
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** According to one fan that met him, she complimented him and called him attractive, earning her a look of surprise from him. * TypeCasting: After ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/RedEye'', ''Film/RedEye'' came out in the same year and became {{Star Making Role}}s for him, he became best-known best known to mainstream movie goers for being an playing incredibly creepy villain. villains. He's sworn off playing villains again, though, which is really quite tragic.however, in the hopes of averting this. ** Meanwhile, in most of his more independent productions, he's known for playing [[TheEveryman everyman]] type characters.
6th Jan '14 12:50:25 PM Catbert
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Hot Dad is going away, as per TRS, Also, tropes should not be used to describe actors as people, but should be about their roles
* AwesomeDearBoy: His stated reasons for doing ''Film/BatmanBegins'' include a desire "to be near the Batmobile" and he did his ''Film/{{Tron Legacy}}'' cameo because he was a huge fan of the original as a kid. * BerserkButton: Reportedly, mispronouncing his first name. Specifically, [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY it's pronounced with a hard C]], as in "Killian."

* DudeLooksLikeALady * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Notable example being when [[Creator/ChristopherNolan the director]] of ''Film/BatmanBegins'' tried to find excuses for him to [[TheGlassesGottaGo take off his glasses]] so there could be more screentime for his baby blues. ** From the ostensibly straight reviewer at [[http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/1798/batman-begins/ Ruthless Reviews]]: --->"I listed Murphy last cause I simply have to mention that this guy is too good looking. Look, Christian Bale is a handsome dude, but Murphy (who plays Scarecrow) is fucking gorgeous. I was getting lost in his dreamy eyes, man. Like Holmes, Murphy was way too young for his supposed profession (in this case a psychiatrist); unlike Holmes, he was so good looking that I bought it." ** The author of Cracked.com's 2006 [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15036_crackeds-oscar-rundown-part-one.html oscars]][[http://www.cracked.com/article_15037_crackeds-oscar-rundown-part-two.html rundown]] thought that he should have won best actress for the following reason: ---> "Not technically a woman in the genitals-sense. But he can act the shit out of Dame Judi Dench, and he's so, so pretty. Your tender eyes make my fluttering heart soar, Cillian. Your gaze is like a rainbow that ends in my pants. Oh Cillian..."

* NoPronunciationGuide: His name is pronounced Killian. People more familiar with UsefulNotes/AmericanEnglish frequently think it's Sillian. Or Chillian. * OlderThanTheyLook: He was born May 1976 and a [[HotDad father]] to boot, but he still looks in his twenties. * OneOfUs: He's quite the nerd, citing AwesomeDearBoy for taking his roles in Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and Film/TronLegacy, and calls himself an "avid gamer." * PrettyBoy: Obviously.

* StupidSexyFlanders: You know it.

** Jury's still out on ''Film/TronLegacy''. We don't know if Ed Dillinger Jr. is going to be a case of GenerationXerox, an UnwittingPawn, or a WildCard. *** Though a GenerationXerox would place him under TheRival with a side of JerkAss, since [[FandomSpecificPlot (despite what fanon says)]] Dillinger Sr. wasn't the villain in the original. He was just a thieving jerk. * VocalDissonance: His deep voice doesn't suit his gentle, almost androgynous features. ** Averted in ''BreakfastOnPluto'', where he sounds decidedly female much of the time.
22nd Dec '13 7:25:57 PM downwitheggs
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30th Nov '13 11:15:10 AM voodoochild
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A sampling of the films he has been in:
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A sampling of the films he has been in:* ''Series/PeakyBlinders''
27th Nov '13 11:05:48 AM Scabbard
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* ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (he was cast as a butcher, which is quite ironic, because he's a vegetarian)
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* ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (he (He was cast as a butcher, which is quite ironic, because he's a vegetarian)
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