He's been in almost everything you've ever seen. Trust me, with the filmography he has, you're almost guaranteed to have seen one of his films. If you're a fan of Batman, you may know him. If you enjoy the horror genre the way I do, you may know him from a few films that made it big in the horror world.
He's Cillian Murphy, the blue-eyed Irish actor that you've seen everywhere, but you never knew his name. He's been in the acting business since 1997, but the horror genre picked him up, and threw him into the roles of characters that we know and love.
Murphy got his big break in 28 Days Later, hailed as the film that "reinvigorated the zombie genre". You remember that face now, right?! Starring alongside Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean, Skyfall) and Christopher Eccleston (you may know him as the Ninth Doctor), he made his true debut as a force to be reckoned with.
After 2002 and the release of 28 Days Later, Murphy's career took off, throwing him into 2005's Red Eye, directed by horror legend Wes Craven, where he starred as a kidnapper on a plane. (See, horror family?! He's everywhere!)
This is where his looks began to get noticed; Murphy began receiving roles of major villains because of his strong jawline and piercing eyes.
2008 was a big year for Cillian Murphy. For those of you that are very familiar with Moviepilot, we're a big family of Marvel and DC nerds, and he's no stranger to DC...he landed the role against Batman as Scarecrow in The Dark Knight, and Dark Knight Rises.
And his list of big roles doesn't stop there. Red Lights (2012) truly showcased Murphy's incredible acting ability, working with Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro...and he kind of stole the show. Playing Weaver's assistant at a university trying to disprove psychic ability, his performance is strong, emotional, and very, very memorable.
Cillian Murphy won't stop there. With a filmography that goes on for a mile, his incredible talent, and flexible acting ability, I don't doubt that he'll be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood very soon.
Maybe just a little.