Hot 100 + Sunshine opens strong + 2006 interview + syndication and affiliate
23 July 2007 at 01:43 PM | by Lilith, with Madra Rua and Melty_Girl
Cillian one of AfterElton's Hot 100 men
#94 in AfterElton's Hot 100
AfterElton.com asked its readers to vote for their Hot 100, and Cillian came in at #94! About the "type" that the gay men who voted look for, they say:
The choices range from the rugged power of Jason Statham (#40) to the angular cool of Cillian Murphy (#94) to the youthfulness of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (#51) and cross just about every "type" along the way. Indeed, if this experiment has taught us anything, it's that there is no "gay type" at all, but rather a range from traditionally masculine to more androgynous; from handsome to beautiful to cute.
Sunshine opens strong in North America
Good news from the box office! FOX News reported that:
In limited release, Fox Searchlight's sci-fi tale Sunshine opened to big numbers, pulling in $235,477 in 10 theaters.
...the real star of the film is Capa, the ship's physicist, who is played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Red Eye), who even if he weren't written to be the star, would assume the role based on pure charisma ... Capa is dreamy and deep, but while concerned with the future of mankind, doesn't take himself too seriously. When the crew, leaving the point of contact with Earth, is told they can send final messages home, a reserved Capa gazes into the camera and says: "Mom, Dad, I hope you are proud of your son, saving mankind and so on." Murphy gives us a lot in his delivery of that line, the quirky sense of humor of the man, his youth and the poignancy of a son saying goodbye.
To read more reviews, old and new, visit our press archive—we've starred our favourites.
Warning: By the way, if you haven't seen Sunshine yet, and don't want to be spoiled, you should avoid the video clips on the Fox Searchlight site. There's a video there called "Sunshine 8: Deaths" that apparently gives away the whole plot.
Recommended reading: 2006 interview with Electric Mail
We've just found a wonderful interview that Cillian did with the Electric Mail last year. He's remarkably candid about what he thinks of himself as an actor and why he fled from his legal studies:
"College for me was a bit of a disaster," he reveals. "I did 18 months in UCC, studying Law, but it was the wrong thing for me. Why did I choose Law? I thought I might have some facility for it, but I didn't. Legal language is the most boring thing in the world, and there's little scope for creativity. It took me about a day or two to realise I had made a dreadful mistake. It's almost vocational, you have to have a moral streak in you, and I didn't. Constitutional Law I quite liked, because it was linked to history, but it's like learning a language. All the other people on the course had their lives mapped out for them, whereas I didn't have a clue."
And then there's his modesty...
As for the celebrity and entertainment magazines, I don't think I'll be featured in them—there's nothing very interesting to find out about me. What you see is what you get.
Exciting CillianSite news—LiveJournal syndication, new affiliate
And we'd also like to welcome our newest affiliate, Felton Fan, dedicated to the career of the talented young actor, Tom Felton.
Thanks to Painter_Lady for the Chicago Tribune review.