Cillian Murphy Opens Up on Early Career Setbacks

25th February, 2024

Cillian Murphy, 47, expressed contentment with his Hollywood journey, sharing at the 2024 SAG Awards that he initially aspired to be a rockstar before pursuing acting.

The Peaky Blinders star, awarded for his outstanding performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, exclaimed, “Oh my goodness,” upon receiving the honor.

He went on to address, “This is extremely, extremely special to me because it comes from you guys.”

Cillian Murphy also heaped praise for his team, “Okay, my Oppenheimer crew, my Oppenheimer family,” adding, “Just an FYI on that exquisite moniker ‘Oppenhomies.'”

Additionally, he highlighted that the term coined by Olivia Thirlby for the film’s fans holds significant potential for a lucrative merchandising venture.

Cillian proceeded with his speech and claimed about his co-stars, “Seriously, they were the greatest group of actors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

“Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas, as always such a debt of gratitude to you. To my wife, Yvonne, and my boys, Malachy and Aran, I adore you,” he also confessed.

Getting candid about his career choices, the Irish star shared, “Twenty-eight years ago when I was trying to become an actor, I was a failed musician and I felt extremely like an interloper.”

Nonetheless, he concluded his acceptance speech by confessing, “But now looking out and all of you guys here today, I know that I’m part of something truly wonderful. So thank you so much.”