As the actor is gearing up for the release of the highlight anticipated Christopher Nolan film, Oppenheimer, read to find out how much the lead actor is worth.
Cillian Murphy's track record in the film industry as well as on television is an impressive one. Throughout the years, the actor has showcased a wide range in terms of his acting capabilities, and as a result, he has worked with many reputed directors and has been a part of massive franchises.
With his much anticipated new movie releasing in the summer of 2023 that is likely to propel his career even further, what is the actor's net worth as of now?
A career shift
Murphy was born in Douglas, Ireland, on May 26, 1976. His venture into performance started within the medium of music, where he played guitar and contributed vocals alongside his brother through various bands, reports The Sun.
The brothers were offered a deal that involved five albums, but according to The Irish Examiner, his parents were against this and the duo had to turn the offer down. He then enrolled at University College Cork for a law degree, but veered away from that as well, knowing that this wasn't his calling.
It was at that point he started venturing into acting and acted as the lead of Little Shop Horrors at the Cork Opera House. Since then, he has acted in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, and most famously as The Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy.
Murphy has frequently collaborated with Nolan in Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017), and most recently, Oppenheimer (2023). His most famous role, aside from The Dark Knight trilogy, was Thomas Shelby in the popular TV series Peaky Blinders. Murphy's portrayal of the gangster in the series arguably propelled the popularity of the series to an international scale.
A bombastic role
Director Nolan is said to be very particular about the actors he casts for his movies, and he usually tends to collaborate with actors he has established a rapport with. For example, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Michael Cain have all worked with the director on multiple movies, and Murphy is one of those actors on that list.
Oppenheimer, directed by Nolan, is a biographical depiction of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is credited as the inventor of the atomic bomb, and Murphy is set to play the titular character. It's being adapted from the biographical novel American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, reports Variety.
Speaking to The Guardian, Murphy said:
I’ll always turn up for Chris, whatever the size of the part. Chris will call me up and I’m there.
The film includes an ensemble cast with, Robert Downey Jr., Gary Oldman, Emily Blunt, Florenc Pugh, Rami Malek, and Matt Damon, amongst many other A-listers.
What is the actor's net worth?
Murphy's net worth is estimated to be $20 million, which is £16 million. Although in comparison to many other actors, it may not seem like a big amount, it is clear that the actor is on an upsurge in terms of his career, particularly through his collaborations with Nolan, as well as the portrayal of Shelby in Peaky Blinders.