Cillian Murphy, the star of Oppenheimer, recently expressed his desire to be a part of a specific Christopher Nolan film. In addition, a nuclear expert has analyzed Nolan’s Oppenheimer for its authenticity and attention to detail. Surprisingly, the expert gave the film a score for its realism, despite Nolan’s well-known commitment to realistic filmmaking.
Cillian Murphy’s Wish to Star in Interstellar
Cillian Murphy, renowned for his role in Peaky Blinders, has collaborated with Christopher Nolan on multiple projects. It all began with an unsuccessful audition for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, which ultimately led to Murphy portraying the Scarecrow. Since then, he has appeared in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, Inception, Dunkirk, and now Oppenheimer.
However, there is one particular Nolan film that Murphy was not a part of – Interstellar. When asked by The Independent which Nolan film he would have liked to be in, Murphy named Interstellar. He described the movie as emotionally moving and explained that it had a profound impact on him because his children were very young at the time. Murphy acknowledged that the “right people” were ultimately cast for the sci-fi film.
Nuclear Physicist Assesses Oppenheimer’s Realism
Nuclear physicist Greg Spriggs recently evaluated the realism of Oppenheimer, specifically examining aspects such as the use of sunscreen during the Trinity test and its effectiveness. He commended the film for its accurate portrayal of the atomic bomb and the conditions surrounding the first test. However, Spriggs expressed skepticism regarding the use of sunscreen as a form of protection by scientists.
In a video for Insider, he stated, “I don’t think the sunscreen would’ve helped very much. It’s essentially a heat flux that hits you. I suppose it would offer some degree of protection, but not much.”