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Tron: Legacy was released last month. The moment I saw that movie, I knew what I’m going to write for this month’s Monthly Murphy. I was planning to review On The Edge but that review has to be delayed again. Tron is the perfect excuse to write about Cillian Murphy’s Cameo performances.
Even though Cillian has played as leading role in many movies, but he still finds it okay to play as cameo…and I am still going to drag my self to the cinema to watch him even for only 2minutes appearance. When watching Tron, my friend said “ow, Cillian is in this movie, no wonder you are so eager to watch this movie.” Then she put up a big understanding smile.
As far as I know, I could be wrong (please correct me if you know better than me), there are 3 movies where we can find Cillian Murphy playing as cameo. I have seen two of them and still looking for the third one.
My feeling toward his appearance as cameo is somehow in between hate and love…I hate seeing him playing as cameo because I think it was SUCH A WASTE OF TALENT!! but even so, I love seeing him in every movie (tho I don’t always love his movies). But I understand his reasons for playing as Cameo, he is not the kind of actor who chases after fame above the art.
Here are Cillian Murphy’s cameo performances
1. Cold Mountain (2003)
This is the only movie that I haven’t seen YET. In this movie, Cillian played as one of the soldier that was shot not long after his appearance. His character’s name was Bardolph.
It’s nice looking at him caring for a baby’s life so much. Based on what I read, in real life, he is a really good father.
I don’t know his reason for playing cameo in this movie because I haven’t seen it yet and rarely read news about this movie.
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
Dr. Jonathan Crane in Batman Begins
Cillian regained his previous character as Dr. Jonathan Crane. He played as supporting role for the villain in Batman Begins and then reappeared for less than 3minutes in the sequel, The Dark Knight.
Some people are talking about wanting him to show up again in the next batman movie, but I wish that never happen. I think it will be a waste of his talent, he could play better characters than keep repeating the same character over and over again.
I think his reason for playing cameo in this movie is because he has a lot of respect toward Nolan (same as Nolan toward him, Nolan claimed that Cillian is one of the best actors amongst his generation). Cillian even said that, if Nolan asks him again, he would be happy to accept the job.
3. Tron: Legacy (2010)
In Tron: Legacy, Cillian played as Ed Dillinger. He was the new hot shot in the company. It seems that his character is a smart guy behind the new technologies developed by that company.
There are rumors about a possibility of him playing as villain in the sequel of this movie. If there is a sequel in the future, Cillian will be the only reason I watch the movie, unless if they can create a better story in the sequel.
I haven’t read about this yet, but I think the main reason Cillian agree to appear in this movie is not because of the rumor that he will appear in the sequel but more because Jeff Bridges is in this movie. In one of his interviews, he said that he really want to play with bridges.
I wonder how many movies he will appear as cameo in the future. Will I still eager to follow his career by then?
Hmm … yeah I believe I will still be eager to follow his every move in entertainment world
My favorite Cillian Murphy picture for January God has given him the most gorgeous eyes in the world