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25 Inspiring Quotes By Cillian Murphy You Must Abide By

Famous As: Actor
Born On: May 25, 1976
Born In: Douglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Cillian Murphy is a well-known Irish musician and actor. He kicked-off his career as a rock musician. This was followed by theatre, and independent and short films. He earned a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for his performance in ‘Breakfast on Pluto.’ Some of his other notable works include ‘The Dark Knight trilogy,’ ‘Inception, ‘Scarecrow,’ ‘Peacock,’ ‘Edge of Love,’ ‘Red Lights,’ ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘Red Eye,’ ‘28 Days Later,’ ‘Intermission,’ ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley,’ ‘In the Heart of The Sea,’ ‘Sunshine,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and various others. Go through famous sayings by Cillian Murphy which has been excerpted from his movies, interviews, dialogues, songs, and tweets.

I personally think if something's not a challenge there's no point doing it because you're not gonna learn much.

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I loved The Fall; I was kind of obsessed with that show.

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I like watching film, I go to the cinema, but a lot of times I go to see kids' films.

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I like the little bit of distance that London affords me and I like living in a world capital. I like having the culture at my fingertips.

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I like being at home with my music and my books. I’ve done all the partying, I’ve done enough partying for four or five people as a young fella. But now I like the quiet life.

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I don't think they'd ever make a movie about Chuck Baker but I'd love to play Chuck Baker

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I don't know if anyone will ever sit beside me on a plane again.

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I don't have a burning passion to live in America per se but I would certainly like to work there.

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I don't consider myself a shy person necessarily, but there's something about getting under the skin of a character and allowing you an abandon or a sense of courage that you would never have in your own life.

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I come from a long line of teachers. Not only did I not go into the family business; I had an aborted law career and I played in bands. 'Disco Pigs' was my first professional acting experience.

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I always think it's a sign of a truly gifted director when they can move seamlessly between genres.

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Having started out in theatre, I feel an impulse to do it as much as I can

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From a very young age I had an ambition to be a musician, and to do that professionally. That's what I pursued until I was about 20, playing in bands that were taken pretty seriously at that stage.

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For me, drama is conflict.

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For me it's always been about the stories, not what medium. The medium is secondary to the stories.

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Every Irish person of my generation and earlier, we were raised Catholic and we'd have to learn it in school, we'd to learn the catechism by rote.

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At the moment I'm doing this space movie, so I'm obsessed with physics and space travel. I know three months down the line it's gone. Then I'll be able to superficially say stuff about space.

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And once you're unafraid with death, I think your capacity for violence is immediately increased. Once you're unafraid of death, you are a very, very dangerous adversary

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All I've tried to do as an actor is follow the good writing. That's been my main drive. It's not always possible, so when you do come upon it, like when I came upon this, you realize pretty quickly this is something you need to be involved with.

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And, for any performer, to be able to go deep into character is fantastic. In film you only get to do that if you're the leading character. But in television you get 18 hours to really test the audience and take them to the edge of how far they will go with this character. I can step over this line and I love that.

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I don't care if people perceive me as always selling out because I'm doing a studio picture. For me, the whole thing is you should be diverse in your choices; that's the beauty of being an actor, you should be able to do that.

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I feel very lucky to be making good work still. The confidence of youth, or that sort of competitiveness you get when you're 22 or 23, the impatience - that's probably been tempered. Hopefully I'm slightly better company.

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I have a list as long as my arm but I find those lists sort of self-defeating because you start to name and then after [the interviewer] leaves the room you go 'Ah, I forgot this person or that person.' So I just don't do it anymore. Hopefully if you make work that people like, they'll get in contact with you.

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I hope that I have gained some wisdom, but I don't know. I have kids, and that certainly puts things into perspective. I think I'm a more patient person. I hope I'm a more patient person. I'm a little more relaxed about the peripheral side of this business, which I used to find very confusing and alarming.

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I never make a distinction between doing a film in Hollywood or doing a film independently. It's just the story. It's always the story for me. The constants are that it should challenge me and I shouldn't repeat myself. And the story should always be a story worth telling.

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