Christopher Nolan Observes Resemblance Between Cillian Murphy & Heath Ledger In the Oppenheimer Project

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Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Oppenheimer‘ has etched its place in history for all the right reasons. Centered around the 1940s bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the movie not only explores the far-reaching consequences on the cities but also serves as a significant milestone in both human history and scientific advancements.

Featuring Cillian Murphy as Robert Oppenheimer, Nolan’s cinematic gem has rightfully secured a prominent spot on the prestigious Oscar lists.

The director recently recounted an intriguing encounter with Cillian Murphy as they embarked on the ‘Oppenheimer’ project.


Christopher Nolan had a Deja Vu with Cillian Murphy on sets of Oppenheimer

On the announcement of the 2024 Oscar nominations yesterday, Christopher Nolan and his film ‘Oppenheimer‘ received nods in as many as 13 categories. The director shared a fascinating anecdote from the filming of the movie during an exclusive interview with Variety.

You start to see the actor bringing an icon to life… It’s a thrilling moment. Seeing Cillian put this iconography together, reminded me of my hair and makeup tests with Heath Ledger for the Joker.

Murphy exhibited immense dedication to his character, undergoing a significant weight loss by consuming only one almond throughout the day.

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PIC credits: Oppenheimer, Christpher Nolan, Universal Pictures


Expressing his excitement and gratitude, Christopher Nolan stated that he was elated upon hearing the nominations announcement.

He credited his team and crew as the backbone of this three-hour-long movie, emphasizing the collective effort to bring each character’s nuances to the screen.

Further, the director extended his invitation for the Oscars to his wife and kids as his plus-ones, with whom he hopes to share the triumphant moment.

Nolan also touched upon the transition of “Peaky Blinders” into a full feature, providing a glimpse into upcoming projects. He hinted at numerous untold stories, waiting for the opportune moment to be shared with the audience.


Christopher Nolan had a Deja Vu with Cillian Murphy on sets of Oppenheimer
PIC credits: Oppenheimer, Universal Pictures


In a jesting manner, he quipped to the interviewer that he might discreetly bring along a sponge cake made by his mom since there won’t be dinner or snacks served at the event.

“Oppenheimer” secured victories at the Critics Choice Awards in all major categories and also triumphed at the Golden Globes awards.


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