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Happy 38th Birthday Cillian Murphy

38th birthday Cillian

Yes, today is my most favorite actor’s birthday. Cillian Murphy is now 28 years old.

Since I became his hugest fan, I have shared 3 birthday special posts; on his 35th birthday I organized a blogathon about him (here’s the post), on his 36th birthday I wrote a short story about him (here’s the post), and on his 37th birthday I wrote a poem about him (here’s the post), so you see I had done almost everything I can think of. This year I was planning to have 38 quotes about him from people who had worked with him and fans/movie lovers...unfortunately, I am not a popular blogger…so I couldn’t gathered 38 quotes on him from fans/movie lovers. Therefore I HAVE TO IMPROVISE 😉

Quotes about him from people who had worked with him:

1. Neil Jordan, Director of Breakfast on Pluto (source)

“Cillian gave this performance that really came from the inside. It wasn’t about the fact that he was wearing a purple feather boa or had a bit of blusher on his face, it was about a boy. He made it very emotional and very real and that’s when I thought that if I was to make the movie, Cillian should do it. It goes back to what I was saying earlier. He approached it solely from the point of view of character. With Cillian playing him, Kitten became almost real; it was as if the character drove the movie forward. So unique and so special, and so recognisable in a strange way”

2. Danny Boyle, Director of 28 days Later and Sunshine (source)

“I would love to work with him again and love that Nolan values him as well. He’s still underrated.”

3. Rodrigo Cortés, Director of Red Lights

“Cillian Murphy is an extraordinary, polyhedral actor, intuitive and fast as lightning, full of truth, able to make everything sound real: he’s a gift for a director, and brings to his character a mixture of purity and disturbing obsession….”

5. Enda Walsh, Director of Misterman – play (Source)

“And in Cillian Murphy we have an actor who has the intensity and courage to push himself to the limit. Working to all our potential I hope and believe we can offer a slice of Ireland and Irish theatre that feels dangerous, deeply unsettling, and challenging for any audience.”

6.Enda Walsh, Director of Disco Pigs -Play (source)

“All his sensibilities are correct for the part,”

7. Christopher Nolan, Director of Batman Begins (source)

“He has the most extraordinary eyes, and I kept trying to invent excuses for him to take his glasses off in close-ups.”

8. Tim Roth, Leading actor in Broken (source)

“I’ll tell you what’s really interesting about Cillian which I hadn’t suspected. I never thought not just in relation to him but to anyone. He’s a serious stage actor. I have incredible stage fright. It’s awful. Filming holds no fear for me. It’s just where I live.

“But he [Cillian] is the absolute polar opposite. He’s really nervous about film. I really like that. I actually admire it. Every film is a battle which I think is very useful.”

Quotes from journalists:

9. Manohla Dargis on Red Eye (source)

“Mr. Murphy, who plays a Renfield-like character with appreciable wit in “Batman Begins,” makes enough of a picture-perfect villain here that his agent should worry about typecasting. The actor may not be remotely believable as a man of international mystery, but those baby blues look cold enough to freeze water and his wolfish leer suggests its own terrors.”

 10. Peter Crawley on Misterman (Source)

“In a genuinely virtuoso performance, Murphy thus uses the minute detail of a film actor – his flickering eyes and expressive range are deftly eloquent – together with an impressive physicality that fills the stage.”

11. Judi Murphy on Misterman (Source)

“To describe Cillian Murphy as amazing in Enda Walsh’s one-man show Misterman barely begins to do justice to the actor’s performance.”

Quotes from fans and movie lovers:

Thank you SO much to anyone who had participated, it meant a lot to me ((hug))

12. Myriam De La Torre (@dulcemirita)

“It’s only 3 years ago that I discovered Cillian. It wasn’t love at 1st sight but he sort of intrigued me and now he got me enthralled with his acting and his persona.I’ m looking forward seeing his stage presence on theatre on in London this fall”

13. Whida (@ whida.tumblr.com)

“cillian murphy.. I can’t describe my love to him. One word for Cillian Murphy is…fabulous!! and i love his blue eyes :)) love you, om!! xD”

14. Mitzi Murphy (@My Cillian Mania)

“Already as 8 years I kept on a leash icy eyes of C.M.
But one beauty without talent would be an empty shell!
I respect his restrained style of play, well thought body mobility and facial expressions, rich tone of voice.
Happy birthday, Cillian!”

15. Wiwid (@WithuVIP)

“The stunning man… I like him since I saw him play in Red Eye. He has such a classic handsomeness in him, cold beauty and those damn hypnotic eyes. Great actor. Happy bday Cillie, best wishes and big success ahead.”

Note: Wiwid also draws this amazing picture.

Wiwid's Drawing

16. Alice Audrey (@Alice Audrey)

“Cillian is a fantastic actor.  His boyish good looks make him very appealing, but he doesn’t let them hold him back.  I look forward to many more years of excellence from him.”

17. TBM (@50 Year Project)

“If Cillian Murphy was the topic of conversation at a dinner party, I would be able to tell everyone about him and many of the movies he’s been in. I think he’s a great actor, but I have to admit, the reason I know so much is because of Novia. I love her posts about him so I try not to miss any. Happy birthday Cillian!”

18. Miyuki (@Nekoneko’s Movie Litterbox)

“28 Days Later” The Zombie Apocalypse and Cillian Murphy? Who could ask for more? Not this wee Catgirl.”

19. Jason (@Genkinahito’s Blog)

“Cillian Murphy is handsome and handsome men can make a decent acting career out of looks alone. He is also talented as his wide acting range shows. Whatever the role, serious or light-hearted, he shows a humanity and charm we can dream about.”

20. Novia (@Polychrome Interest)

“I have never loved an actor as much as I love Cillian. His deep blue eyes captured my attention but his talent and dedication in acting captured my heart.

 Quotes from the man himself

21. “I have lots of friends that live in Los Angeles, and they love it. I just feel like I’m European, and I want to do theatre, and I want to do TV, and I want to do smaller films, and I love the big studio pictures, but I want to be near my family. It’s just a priority.”

22. “I’ve always admired the actors that do both film and telly and theatre and are just like working actors – not movie stars”

23. “I’m interested in stories that put people under pressure.”

24. “I’m a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat and fish,”

25. “I’ve always thought, just judge me on the work. What else matters? I’m an actor and that’s what I do.”

26. “I’ve always felt that the less the public knows about you, the more effective you can be when you go to portray someone else,

27. “I’ve never done a film for the money”

28. “Some characters are just a slight adjustment, and some are a great distance away from you. I like to do research.”

29. “I’m freely resigned to the fact that no one has a flawless CV, some things work and some things don’t, but you try.”

30. “Sex or violence is justified if it’s not gratuitous or fetishised. If it’s there just to look cool or sexy, I’m out.”

31. “I’m more of the indie rock world”

32. “Playing a character that’s not me, it’s what I love to do as an actor.”

33. “I’m the only person in my family who doesn’t have a degree.”

34. “I find it distressing walking down the street being photographed as myself. I’m simply no good at it.”

35. “I like performing. I like being the center of attention in a room full of people, not as myself, but as my character. I get a huge kick from that like nothing else.”

37. “For me, film choices depend on the script, not the genre”

38. “when I’m 50 I should know if I’ve mastered my trade, or failed gloriously.”

Once again, happy 38th birthday Cillian Murphy.
Don’t stop being the down to earth actor that I love

About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

19 comments on “Happy 38th Birthday Cillian Murphy

  1. Genki Jason
    May 25, 2014

    Fantastic post! 🙂 It’s a great and inventive way to celebrate Cillian Murphy. Happy birthday to the man.

    • Novroz
      May 28, 2014

      Thank you Jason 🙂
      …and thank you for spending a bit of your busy time to write something about him…hope you’ll do well in your exam 🙂

  2. Nostra
    May 26, 2014

    Sorry Novroz I have not been able to respond, just didn’t have the time to get something out. Great post though, enjoyed reading it 🙂

    • Novroz
      May 28, 2014

      No worry Nostra and thank you, glad you like it 🙂

  3. Farhana
    May 28, 2014

    do you know what song plays when billy driving a car and leaving kitten alone in Breakfast on Pluto? thank you for helping ^_^

    • Novroz
      May 29, 2014

      I have to see that movie again to know it

  4. Nekoneko
    May 29, 2014

    Nice!! It’s always fun to see how creative you can be when it comes to writing about the things and people that you enjoy the most Novia.

    Cillian is lucky to have such a devoted fan as you to enjoy his work and his career. 🙂

    • Novroz
      May 30, 2014

      Thank you Miyuki 🙂

      The thing about underated stars, they often have devoted fans…sometimes more devoted than the A list star’s fans

  5. Alice Audrey
    May 29, 2014

    Happy B-day CM!

    (Think he’ll read this?)

    • Novroz
      May 30, 2014

      Most likely no…he is not the type that likes to google himself

      • Alice Audrey
        June 1, 2014

        I’ve been really surprised by some of the authors that felt compelled to make comments on my blog. I don’t do reviews, but I do occasionally make little comments, Nothing worth replying to, though.

        • Novroz
          June 1, 2014

          I am sorry I don’t quite follow you

  6. Alice Audrey
    June 5, 2014

    You know I post teasers on Tuesday. Sometimes I’ll say one or two sentences about the book I’m teasing from. That’s as close to a review as I ever intend to get, and even then I will sometimes get in hot water with an author.

    • Novroz
      June 5, 2014

      Ah!! now I get it. Thank you for explaining it.
      The only author ever came to my blog is Daniel Clay and he was incredibly nice, he even sent me his book all the way from England.

      • Alice Audrey
        June 10, 2014

        That really was nice of him.

        So far I’ve had five or six leave comments on my teaser posts. Most of them have been nice. A couple have argued with me.

  7. ruth
    June 13, 2014

    Sorry I missed this Nov. Well happy belated birthday Cillian! Boy he’s still so young looking for being almost 40. That’s an awesome picture drawing from Wiwik too!

    • Novroz
      June 14, 2014

      No worry Ruth 🙂
      He does have some wrinkles now when he was in close up picture…but yeah overall he still looks boyish.

      Totally agree!!! I wish I can draw like that too

  8. withu
    June 15, 2014

    Waaaaa..i missed your post about Cillie’s bday..so glad that you like the fanart. Pdhl wktu tu dh dReminder,tp kye gw tlewat jg..mlh trus jd lupa. Thanks Nov,dh dKasiunjuk post-ny.. 😀

    • Novroz
      June 17, 2014

      I have a feeling you forgot this post 😉

      iyalah pasti suka…bagus bgt!!!! coba gw juga bs ngegambar…iri.
      arigatou dah mau berpartisipasi 🙂

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