Cillian Murphy Broke a DC Comics Villain Record Appearing in Christopher Nolan’s $2.4B Batman Trilogy

Cillian Murphy Broke a DC Comics Villain Record Appearing in Christopher Nolan's $2.4B Batman Trilogy
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Actor Cillian Murphy has shaken the entertainment industry with his performance in Christopher Nolan’s latest movie, Oppenheimer. This was not the first time Murphy worked with Nolan. In the past, he has appeared in Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk. Throughout his career, Murphy has showcased his remarkable skills in a wide variety of films.

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His work as Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises was spectacular. Not a lot of fans know that the actor also holds a unique record in the history of the DC franchise.

Cillian Murphy’s DC franchise record

Cillian Murphy on the sets of Batman Begins with Christopher Nolan
Cillian Murphy on the sets of Batman Begins with Christopher Nolan

In the history of DC movies, only one villain has appeared in three consecutive DC films, Scarecrow. Gene Hackman, who appeared as Lex Luthor in 1978’s Superman, has appeared in three movies but not consecutively. This makes actor Cillian Murphy the record holder.

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Murphy gave an iconic and unforgettable performance in the trilogy. His work as Dr. Jonathan Crane, also known as the Scarecrow, was chilling and sinister, which went well with the trilogy’s dark theme. Despite the limited screen time, the actor left a lasting impact.

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The actor auditioned for the role of Batman

Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow in Batman Begins
Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow in Batman Begins

It was revealed that Cillian Murphy initially auditioned for the role of Batman in Batman Begins, but the role went to actor Christian Bale. However, Christopher Nolan loved his audition so much that he gave him the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow. The casting directors were surprised to know that Murphy is from Ireland because his American accent was so convincing during his audition.

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Without a doubt, Cillian Murphy’s contribution to Nolan’s trilogy enhanced the trilogy’s overall impact. Through his performance, he proved that he is capable of portraying complex characters.

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Cillian Murphy gained popularity in the 2000s

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy

Murphy was planning a career in law but then he discovered his love for acting. He made his professional debut in Enda Walsh’s 1996 play Disco Pigs. Some of the movies that popularised the actor in the 2000s were, 28 Days Later (2002), Intermission (2003), Red Eye (2005), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), and Sunshine (2007).

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His work in Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy made him a worldwide sensation. He became popular among the modern audience through his work as Thomas Shelby in the TV series Peaky Blinders. Today, the actor has established himself as one of the best actors in the history of Hollywood.

Related: After Oppenheimer Success Almost Guarantees Him An Oscar, Cillian Murphy Wants To Revive $147M Zombie Apocalypse Franchise

Source: IMDb

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