/crossposted from cillian_daily...
From the latest issue of Popshifter
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By Less Lee Moore8. He can play creepy.
Let's get this one out of the way first. If I had a nickel for every time I heard or read the word "creepy" (or worse, "BUT he's so creepy!") associated with Cillian Murphy, well, I'd have a hell of a lot of nickels.
If you've only seen him in Red Eye
or Batman Begins
, then I must agree. Unlike some actors, though, when Cillian Murphy is creepy, there is not a shred of humanity to be found. For example, the look of dispassionate disgust on his face in Batman Begins
when confronting Carmine Falcone in the psych ward is positively chilling, with or without the weaponized hallucinogens and burlap mask. He's even scarier than Ra's Al Ghul because you can't tell that there's a human being behind those icy blue eyes.
Batman Begins, 2005
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