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“So ridiculously proud of him”

Cillian Murphy with the Oscar trophy. (courtesy: EndaWalsh)

Irish actor Cillian Murphy won his first Academy Award, taking home the Best Actor trophy for his role as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the film. Oppenheimer. As congratulations pour in from all corners of the world, playwright Enda Walsh also shared a special message for the actor, who is also a dear friend, on his Instagram profile. In the photo shared by Enda, we can spot Cillian's winning photo with the text: “Cillian Murphy accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor, his first nomination and wins.” In his heartfelt note, Enda wrote: “Almost 28 years ago, Cillian’s parents asked me if they thought he had a future in acting. What I should have said was that – yes, he will most likely win an Oscar and every other major acting award during a film awards season – but I said I didn't know what that would happen. But over the years, I have seen him become the most extraordinary collaborator – a creative force – who, year after year, continues to improve. I'm so ridiculously proud of him. He also added a red heart emoji to the caption.

Message from Enda Walsh for Cillian Murphy this is no surprise, considering their long-standing collaboration and friendship. Cillian began his career in 1996 with Enda's play Disco Pigs, depicting an unstable teenager from Cork. He later reprized the role in the 2001 film adaptation. Since then, the duo has worked together several times. In 2011, Cillian starred in Enda's stage monodrama Sirand three years later he appeared in another play by Enda, Ballyturk. Additionally, Cillian participated in Grief is the thing with feathersa play adapted and directed by Enda Walsh in 2018. Apart from all these projects, Cillian's most recent film, Little things like thesewas directed by Tim Mielants and adapted by Enda Walsh from the 2021 novel of the same name by Claire Keegan.

After seeing Enda Walsh's post, many fans of Enda and Cillian Murphy took to the comments to discuss their collaborations. One fan expressed their gratitude, saying: “Well thank you Enda Walsh for giving us this little disco pig – it turned out to be an absolute bomb.” We are really enjoying the trip! Another fan remembered seeing Cillian in Sir at St Ann's Warehouse, commenting: “Yeah. Good man Cillian!!!! We were all proud. I remember seeing him in Sir at the St Ann warehouse. THE MAGIC.” Predicting future success, one fan wrote: “A phenomenal achievement. Next year it will be the two of you Little things like these! »

Another commenter acknowledged Enda's role in Cillian's journey, saying: “You are a big part of his story, Enda. Praising their collaboration, another fan said: “I've watched his interviews and love hearing him talk about you and your influence. Congratulations to you both.” Finally, a fan complimented the quality of Cillian's work in Enda's pieces, saying: “Some of the best work I've ever seen him do is in your pieces. So shout out to you too.

Take a look at Enda Walsh's post below:

In his winning speech to Oscars 2024Cillian Murphy said: “Um, I'm a little overwhelmed. Thanks to the Academy. Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas, this has been the craziest, most exhilarating, most creative, most satisfying journey you've ever taken me have brought to life over the last 20 years. years. I owe you more than I can say, thank you so much. Every member of the crew, every member of the cast on Oppenheimer you carried me through. All my fellow nominees, I remain truly impressed with you guys.

He continued: “I want to thank my incredible team. Many thanks to Craig Bankey, Brendan Murphy, Mary Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, my partner in life and art, my two boys Malachy and Aran who are sitting up there, I love you so much and I am a very proud Irishman who is standing here. This evening.”

“You know, we made a movie about the man who created the atomic bomb and, for better or worse, we all live in Oppenheimer's world, so I'd really like to dedicate it to the makers of the peace of the whole world. Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh (Thank you),” added Cillian Murphy, concluding his speech.

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