‘Oppenheimer’ Stardom and Avid Music Enthusiast Cillian Murphy Speaks of 1990’s Art, Acid Jazz, The Beatles, and More

Published 11/05/2023, 6:13 AM EST

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It takes a lot for an actor to master the art of conveying emotions through strong dialogue delivery. And it takes even more finesse and control to communicate a multitude of emotions using just the eyes. Cillian Murphy is one such actor who has mastered this art. In Oppenheimer, the scene where he gazes at raindrops forming patterns on a calm pond, moments before the destruction, spoke such volumes that even an entire script could not have expressed. Despite his remarkable acting accomplishments, Murphy continues to embrace his “first love” for music. 

During a recent interview, the ‘Heaven’ singer shed light on how the 1990s were for art and music. He also opened up about the band and genres he loved in the era. 

The first instrument of Cillian Murphy was a bass drum pedal

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Cillian Murphy has been hosting his BBC Radio 6 Music called Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition, since September this year. During his recent interview with The Irish Times, the 47-year-old revealed that his dad was a huge fan of The Beatles, which shaped his own fondness for the band as well. He also had a band, The Sons of Mr. Green Genes, which had an element of acid jazz. The actor shared that art and music were very “exciting” in his city, Cork, in the 90s. 

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There were flyers all over the city, and it had a palpable spirit of community cooperation. As per Murphy, he had some of the most memorable nights of his life in Cork. Though he talked a lot about music during the interview, the actor made sure to not discuss anything about movies owing to his membership in the SAG-AFTRA union. It seems like his silence about movies would persist for quite some time, as the union is finding new tactics every day to make their demands meet. 

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Following their protests outside Netflix’s building in LA, the union members adopted a new tactic to remain united in their stand against the studios. 

Will the SAG-AFTRA strike pull its strings anytime soon? 

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It is officially the 114th day of the actors’ strikes, and it shows no signs of weakening. The union members have been covering all bases to accomplish their aim. Days after singing ‘The Point of No Return’ outside Netflix’s studio, the protestors came together to design a plan for Halloween that would serve as a subtle jab at the studios. They decided to ditch popular movie characters for their Halloween costume inspiration. Instead, they focused on spooky and macabre options like ghosts, zombies, and spiders.  

 

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Days after this subtle protest, the union dispatched a note to the companies saying it was their “last, best, and final offer”, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The negotiating committee would have a discussion about the terms on Sunday, which would ultimately decide the fate of the actors’ strikes. Till the result of the meeting comes to light, the duration of Cillian Murphy’s silence on cinema remains a question mark. Until that moment arrives, fans can tune in to his radio show to delve into his musical side!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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