Cillian Murphy has become one of Ireland’s greatest acting talents, after working his up through the independent cinema and stage scenes to starring in Hollywood blockbusters, pitting himself firmly among Hollywood’s elite, earning himself both respect and fame. His latest release see’s him star as one of two Czechoslovakian agents to attempt to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and third in command of the Nazi forces behind Hitler and Himmler.
With Anthropoid out on DVD & Blu-ray on now, it seems like the perfect time to take a look at the some of his best roles (and accents) to date!
Batman Begins; The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises (2005, 2008, 2012)
In this triple whammy of the ultimate superhero films, Cillian Murphy shines as psychotic villain Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow. Having suffered a traumatic childhood, Scarecrow makes it his mission to expose people to their worst fears using his homemade recipe; Fear Toxin. The trouble for Scarecrow when he’s first introduced in Batman Begins, is there’s a new guy in town who has a craving for taking down Gotham’s most villainous. Murphy’s Scarecrow was the first true villain of the series, and was brought back for the final two instalments in one way or another, continually proving to be an irritable thorn in the Caped Crusaders side.